Player Profiles

(7) David Ferrer

  • DOB: 02/04/1982
  • Nationality: ESP
  • Became Pro: 2000
  • Height: 1.75
David Ferrer - winner in Acapulco on clay this season.

Player Profile

The European clay is the favourite terrain of the Spanish players and Ferrer has been very much to the fore on the red stuff in 2011.

He won in Acapulco in February and on his return to Europe it took Rafael Nadal to stop him in the finals of both Monte Carlo and Barcelona. Ferrer also lost to the eventual champion - Novak Djokovic - in Madrid.

A man who has spent much of his career in the shadow of compatriot Nadal, Ferrer is a top-class performer, one who has been ranked as high as fourth in the world.

And he's no one-surface wonder, as many of his compatriots have been over the years.

Once a semi-finalist at the US Open, Ferrer returned to the last four of a Grand Slam on the Australian Open hardcourts earlier this year.

It is perhaps surprising that he has not gone as far at Roland Garros, but current form suggests he is capable of doing so this time around.

Certainly a live outsider.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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Murray: Pleased with his French Open progress so far Murray: Pleased with his French Open progress so far Rafael Nadal - five-time winner in Paris. Novak Djokovic - flying start to 2011. Roger Federer - has struggled against the top two in 2011. Andy Murray - solid from the back of the court. Robin Soderling - runner-up the last two years. Tomas Berdych - can let his head go down. David Ferrer - winner in Acapulco on clay this season. Jurgen Melzer - semi-finalist last season. Gael Monfils - health concerns. Mardy Fish - not a great record on clay. Andy Roddick - poor form. Nicolas Almagro - outside chance at Roland Garros. Mikhail Youzhny - stuttering season so far. Richard Gasquet - flamboyant Frenchman.

Experts & Blogs

Ewen Murray

State of play

Ewen Murray gives his views on the state of the game and what he would like to see happen in 2011.

Bob Willis

Bob's 2010 dazzlers

Bob Willis has selected his team and players of 2010 but do you agree with his choices? Let us know.