Tennis

David Ferrer: A victim of tennis' greatest era

Ferrer has unprecedented competition for glory. (©GettyImages)
Ferrer has unprecedented competition for glory. (©GettyImages).

David Ferrer is noted for being one of the more dogged, agile, and fit players on the tour, and he has won many matches with consistent baseline play, great fitness, foot speed, and determination.

However, he does not possess powerful groundstrokes like many of his contemporaries, his ability to keep the ball deep in play and move his opponents around the court has allowed him to be successful on all surfaces, especially clay and hard courts.

The three times Davis Cup winner is currently ranked at number four in the world, after another solid year in 2013.

He equalled his best return at Wimbledon with a quarter-final spot, and having reached the final at Roland Garros and semi-finals at the Australian, he is a good bet to reach the latter stages of the US Open in New York.

He will feel hard done by in his lack of Grand Slam titles but I don’t think it will be too long before he notches up a major victory.

He already has 20 singles titles to his name, so he knows what it takes to win, and all he needs now is that little bit of luck or that incredible run of form, which everyone Grand Slam champion has had.

Ferrer is unlucky in the fact that he is at the top of his game at the same time as four other men who will go down as greats.

He has consistently lost out to the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer, and so, in my opinion, if he had been around at any other time in tennis history he would be a multiple time Grand Slam champion.

 

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Topics:
Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
US Open Tennis
David Ferrer
Andy Murray
Tennis

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