Showing posts with label david ferrer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label david ferrer. Show all posts

Friday, April 17, 2015

Nadal to face Djokovic in Monte Carlo semis

Nadal to face Djokovic in Monte Carlo semis

Rafael Nadal beat David Ferrer 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 to advance to the semifials in Monte Carlo where he will play Novak Djokovic.

Nadal leads their head-to-head 23-19 and defeated the Serb in the 2009 and 2012 finals in Monte-Carlo before Djokovic exacted revenge in the 2013 title match.

The Spaniard relinquished one of his breaks when leading 5-2 in the first set, but closed out the opener and looked to have control of the match when he went up an early double break 3-0 lead in the second set.

But Ferrer was going to make Nadal work for his victory. The Valencia native recouped one of the breaks in the fourth game, and then thwarted Nadal when he served for the match at 5-4, reeling off three straight games to stun the Mallorcan and level the match.

Five to follow at the French Open

Five to follow at the French Open

The clay-court season is now firmly up and running on the European circuit as attention and focus will naturally start to build towards the French Open at Roland Garros at the end of May.

Nine-time winner Rafael Nadal will be spearheading the charge to win the second Grand Slam of 2015, but there will be plenty of challengers determined to topple the undisputed King of Clay.

Betfair may have Nadal and Djokovic at 6/4 and 3/2 to win, respectively, when this article was created, but if they land in the same half of the draw, then there will be some value to be had in the other half.

Here, we take a look at five players, naturally including Nadal and Djokovic, who are going to be worth following at Roland Garros.


RAFAEL NADAL



With a mind-boggling 10th French Open title the target for Nadal, he remains the man to beat at Roland Garros, despite his various troubles since winning for a fifth successive year in 2014.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ferrer wins Acapulco 2015 title

Ferrer wins Acapulco 2015 title

David Ferrer continued beat Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-5 to take the Abierto Mexicano Telcel title.

He $343,000 in prize money and 500 Ranking points. Nishikori received $154,620 in prize money along with 300 Ranking points.

Ferrer took a 3-1 lead in the first set and, after trading breaks with Nishikori, served out the first set at love. Continuing momentum, the Spaniard quickly raced to a 3-0 lead in the second set. Kei was able to get one of the breaks back and later fired a forehand to level the set at 4-all.

David earned a crucial break for 5-4 and a chance to serve for the match. Pressure mounted and the top seed broke back for 5-all, but Ferrer prevailed as he broke yet again and clinched the win in one hour and 49 minutes.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Photos: Rafa dances at the Rio Carnaval

Photos: Rafa dances at the Rio Carnaval

Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Gustavo Kuerten participates in the parade on the Sambodromo during Rio Carnival.... Check out some pics...







Rafa Nadal at the Rio Carnaval

Rafa Nadal at the Rio Carnaval

Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Guga Kuerten experienced the Rio Carnaval.

It was raining on Sunday but that didn't stopped the party plans for Rafa and David.

They officially opened the shows of the Special Group, with Unidos da Viradouro. Singing the “Samba Enredo – Veias do Brasil”.

“It was the first time we had the chance to enjoy the Rio Carnaval and it has been an unforgettable experience,” said Nadal. “There was unbelievable positive energy [from] everyone. Everyone was singing and dancing; it was fantastic for me to have the chance to enjoy this unique experience.”

Monday, January 26, 2015

David Ferrer Interview Australian Open Monday, 26 January, 2015

David Ferrer Interview Australian Open Monday, 26 January, 2015

Q. After the last match, your nail was bleeding. How much does it affect you?

DAVID FERRER: No, nothing, nothing. Kei was better than me. Much better today.

Q. Looking back last year when you played Kei at World Tour Finals, did you feel any huge difference in Kei's play?

DAVID FERRER: No, every match is difference. I know today Kei, he did a very good match. He play maybe his best match with me, sure. But I don't know. You have to ask to him.

Q. How about his serve?

DAVID FERRER: Very good. Very good.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ferrer wins Doha 2015 title

Ferrer wins Doha 2015 title

David Ferrer beat Tomas Berdych 6-4, 7-5 to win the Qatar ExxonMobil Open title.

"I'm very happy," said Ferrer. "I put in hard work this preseason. It's special winning this tournament. I was ready to play tonight's match against Berdych - a Top 10 player."

He takes home $195,000 in prize money and 250 ATP Rankings points, improving his ATP Head2Head edge over Berdych to 8-5.

"I'm happy because it is never easy to begin the season winning a tournament," added Ferrer. "I won the tournament playing good tennis."

Ferrer found his groove from the onset, surging to a double break lead in the first set. The Javea native would dig deep to secure the opener, after Berdych grabbed one break back for 4-2 and pressed to level the set with two break points when Ferrer served for it at 5-4.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Federers destroys Murray, reaches semis at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

Federers destroys Murray, reaches semis at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

Roger Federer crushed Andy Murray 6-0, 6-1 in 56 minutes and qualified for the semi-finals at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals..

“It wasn't what I was looking for when I went on the court,” said Murray. “Everything he tried tonight came off. He has the ability to do that. I now have six, seven weeks before the next tournament. I have time to work on some stuff.”

“I had the upper hand from the baseline, which hasn't always happened against him,” said Federer. “But I definitely was able to play on my terms. For me, things went very well. I was able to put Andy under pressure very often, and I think the match couldn't have gone any better for me really.”

"I knew I was qualified, so maybe I went in a bit more relaxed," Federer said. "It's not the way I thought it was going to go, but there's always next year for Andy."

Kei Nishikori, who is having a terrific season, qualifies for the semi-finals in second place.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Raonic withdrew from ATP World Tour Finals, Nishikori to play Ferrer

Raonic withdrew from ATP World Tour Finals, Nishikori to play Ferrer

Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the ATP World Tour Finals due to injury and so Kei Nishikori will face David Ferrer in the final round robin match at 2pm GMT/9am ET.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ferrer vs Murray in Valenci semis

Ferrer vs Murray in Valenci semis

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David Ferrer beat Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 to reach the Valencia semi-finals where he will face Andy Murray.

With this win, Ferrer joins Roger Federer (986 wins), Rafael Nadal (706) and Lleyton Hewitt (611) in the modern era 600-win club.

"I’m most proud of all the years that I’ve been able to stay among the best players in the world," said Ferrer.

"There have been important tournaments that I’ve won, and that I’ve been proud of, but what I’m most proud of is to have been able to maintain this stability for all these years.

“I’m proud that this 600th victory was at home. I want to thank all the people that have been with me along the way.”

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Murray and Ferrer into Valencia's quarterfinals

Murray and Ferrer into Valencia's quarterfinals

Andy Murray added another win to his name after beating Fabio Fognini 62 64.

Murray, who is bidding to qualify for the season finale for the seventh year in a row, will next play against, will next play Kevin Anderson.

David Ferrer, who can also qualify to the finals in London like Murray, defeates Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2.

Ferrer held serve through all nine of his service games and broke Verdasco thrice.

"The first set was very important," said Ferrer. "I played very well in the first games - when he was hitting the ball very hard - and it wasn't easy. I stayed solid in the second set took my chances."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Andy Murray beats David Ferrer to win the Vienna Open

Andy Murray beats David Ferrer to win the Vienna Open

Andy Murray came from a set down to beat David Ferrer 5-7 6-2 7-5 in the final of the Vienna Open.

The victory means he moves ahead of the Spaniard in the race to qualify for the World Tour Finals.

Murray, 27, broke his opponent three times in the final set before serving out the match to win only his second title of the year.

The win means the Briton leapfrogs Ferrer, 32, and moves up to eighth in the race to London.

The top eight players at the end of the regular season will qualify.

"It was a good finish to the week," Murray told BBC Radio 5 live after a match lasting two hours 42 minutes.

"Obviously, it was an important match in the race for the Tour Finals in London and it was a very, very tough match but I managed to get through it.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Nole unstoppable in China

Nole unstoppable in China

Novak Djokovic beat David Ferrer 64 62 for a place in the Shanghai Rolex Masters semi-finals.

Nole is enjoying a winning streak of 29 matches on Chinese soil but next faces Roger Federer, who beat Julien Benneteau 76 60, and I must say that as a Federer lover I have to bet on him to end the Serb's winning form.

Djokovic broke Ferrer’s serve in the second game and went on to save two break points at 5-4. He won 25 of his 33 service points in the 57-minute first set.

Ferrer was broken at the start of the second set and at 2-4. The match lasted one hour and 35 minutes.

Watch Novak Djkovic vs Roger Federer Online - Shanghai Semis

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Video: Ferrer loses at Australian Open, pushes linesman, could face $20,000 fine

Ferrer loses at Australian Open, pushes linesman, could face $20,000 fine

Davidad Ferrer lost to Tomas Berdych in four sets at the Australian Open quarterfinals and could possibly face a fine after making contact with one of the linesman on Rod Laver Arena.

Ferrer not only made contact with a linesman while he was attempting to put his towel down, but it was a little more than just a friendly brush aside for the Spaniard.

Unauthorized touching is prohibited and he could get a fine that could reach $20,000.



Friday, June 14, 2013

Rafa Nadal wins 8th French Open title

Rafa Nadal wins 8th French Open title

Is this unbelievable or what??? Rafael Nadal won his eighth singles title at the French Open after crushing David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final.

Rafa has an amazing 59-1 record at Roland Garros and it looks like as long as he is healthy noone will take this title away from him.

“That’s just amazing … That’s more than I can even dream about,” Nadal said, “but here we are today. [As a kid wanting to be a professional tennis player,] I never thought about something like this. I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who supported me throughout my career. Without them I would not be here today.”

"I never like to compare years, but it's true that this year means something very special for me," Nadal added. "When you have a period of time like I had (7 month out of the tour due to knee injuries), you realize that you don't know if you will have the chance to be back here with this trophy another time."

"Rafael was better than me," said Ferrer. "He didn't make mistakes."

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ferrer plays Stepanek to open Davis Cup final

Ferrer plays Stepanek to open Davis Cup final

This weekend the Czech Republic will face Spain in home soil for the Davis Cup trophy.

Radek Stepanek will open play against David Ferrer. Tomas Berdych will follow when he faces Nicolas Almagro.

Ivo Minar and Lukas Rosol were selected to play doubles against Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez.

But captain Jaroslav Navratil is expected to bring in Berdych and Stepanek if it is needed.

In Sunday's reverse singles, Berdych is scheduled to face Ferrer and Stepanek will play Almagro.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Federer reaches semifinals at ATP finals with win over Ferrer

Federer reaches semifinals at ATP finals with win over Ferrer

Roger Federer defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 7-6 to advance to the semifinals at the ATP finals in London.

Federer faced 10 break points and saved nine of them.

In the first set, Ferrer failed to convert three break points in the opening game while Federer converted his first in the second game.

In game three, the Spaniard again lost three break point but Ferrer then he won three successive games to level at 3-3.

The Swiss raised the tempo in the 10th game with two powerful groundstrokes. At 4-5, 0/40, Ferrer mis-timed a backhand wide to handle Roger the set.

In the second set, Ferrer could not convert two break point chances in the opening game.

At 5-6, Ferrer won four straight points from 0/30 to take the set to a tie-break where Federer opened up a 4-2 lead and then moved ahead 6-3 to get himself a few match points.

Federer needed three match points but closed the win to reach the semis

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ferrer beats Del Potro in London Finals

Ferrer beats Del Potro in London Finals

David Ferrer beat Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in their opening match at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

In the opening set, Ferrer took advantage on a concentration lapse by del Potro and broke in the fifth game. The Spaniard ran down every ball and absorbed his opponent’s power to clinch the first set in 40 minutes.

In the second set, del Potro broke for a 3-1 lead. Ferrer had chances to break back at 3-5, but del Potro saved the game and took the set that lasted 53-minute.

In the decider, Ferrer regained his composure and concentration and took a 3-0 lead.

At 4-2, the Argentine fought hard and broke his opponent and then held to level at 4-all.

But, having done the hard-work, del Potro was broken again whe he was serving to stay in the match at 4-5.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ferrer vs Janowicz in Paris Masters final

Ferrer vs Janowicz in Paris Masters final

Jerzy Janowicz beat Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-5 to reach his first ATP final where he will face David Ferrer at the Paris Masters.

Ferrer ended Michael Llodra´s run with a 7-5, 6-3 win.

The Pole 12 aces and did not face a break point. He broke Simon once in each set to seal the win.

“There was no surprise about this. I played a player who's totally confident right now,” said Simon. “He is playing and having fun while he's playing. He's hitting as hard as he can each time.

“This is what I saw from his game on the previous matches, and I was not surprised with how he played against me today. He is very difficult to return. Normally I'm supposed to be one of the best returners on the tour, and I was not able to do that today.”

This Janowicz, who in January didn't have money and sponsorship to travel to the Australian Open, beat Philipp Kohlschreiber, Marin Cilic, Andy Murray and Janko Tipsarevic.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Videos: Paris Quarterfinal Interviews | Ferrer, Janowicz and Simon

Videos: Paris Quarterfinal Interviews | Ferrer, Janowicz and Simon

World No. 5 David Ferrer talks about his quarter-final victory over home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris...