David Ferrer

Picks and Preview for 2015 U.S. Open

August 30, 2015

It’s the last day of August and the first day of the U.S. Open tomorrow. Questions may reign about the likely winner in the men’s draw, but in reality, in my view, not many. Will there be a surprise victor, such as last year’s champion Marin Cilic? Don’t think so. I see one of the […]

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Marcos Baghdatis Ousts Alexander Zverev at Nottingham Open

June 24, 2015

Former world No. 8 Marcos Baghdatis schooled young gun Alexander Zverev in the intricacies of grass-court tennis Wednesday afternoon, defeating the 18-year-old German 6-3, 6-3 in the third round of the Aegon Open Nottingham. The ebullient and talented Baghdatis, ranked No. 59, appears to be rounding into top form with the Wimbledon fortnight beginning in […]

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Fognini Upsets Nadal in Semifinals at Rio Open

February 22, 2015

Italy’s Fabio Fognini shocked defending champion and top seed Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the Rio Open Saturday night, defeating the No. 3-ranked Spaniard 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 at the Jockey Club Brasileiro in Rio de Janeiro. Fognini, seeded fourth, ended Nadal’s 52-match winning streak in tour-level semifinals on clay, and handed the Spaniard just […]

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Djokovic Sweeps Past Raonic to Capture Paris Masters

November 2, 2014

Defending champion and top-ranked Novak Djokovic won his third Paris Masters title Sunday afternoon, decisively defeating big-serving Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-3 in a clinical performance in the final at Bercy. The victory was Djokovic’s 600th career win and 20th Masters Series crown. Djokovic also won at Paris in 2009. With the win, the 27-year-old Serb […]

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Men’s Quarterfinals Set at Australian Open

January 20, 2014

All but one of the top eight men’s seeds made it to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, as the top half of the draw concluded fourth-round action Monday. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal struggled the most of the day’s four round of 16 winners, edging Japan’s Kei Nishikori in three sets, 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (3), […]

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30-Somethings Reap Success on ATP Tour in 2013

December 27, 2013

2013 was a great year for graybeards on the ATP Tour. Eleven players 30 and over won 16 tournaments during the year, the most since 1975 when that season’s geezer brigade won 19. Five of the 30-and-over gang won twice in 2013, and two were first-time winners at an age when most would consider players […]

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Janowicz Tops Kubot to Reach Wimbledon Semifinals

July 3, 2013

One thing was certain before today’s Wimbledon quarterfinal match between Jerzy Janowicz and Lukasz Kubot: A Pole would make it to the semifinals. It was the first time in history that two Polish players advanced to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament. The big-serving, 6-foot-8 Janowicz dispatched fellow countryman Kubot 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 on […]

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Nadal Fillets Ferrer for Eighth French Open Crown

June 9, 2013

Commentator and tennis great John McEnroe likened today’s French Open final to a heavyweight versus middleweight boxing match. Rocky Marciano against Sugar Ray Leonard, if you will. It was to a degree. Rafael Nadal pummeled fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 this afternoon to capture his eighth French Open title in damp, heavy conditions […]

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Nadal Goes for Eight at French Open

May 26, 2013

It’s springtime in Paris. Strolls along the Seine. Cafe and baguettes. Roland Garros and terre battue. And the most physically demanding tournament of the four tennis majors. Welcome to the French Open, which starts today. Defending champion and seven-time title holder Rafael Nadal, winner of six tournaments and 36 of 38 matches this year, is […]

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Murray Edges Ferrer in Battle Royal at Sony Open

April 1, 2013

It wasn’t pretty. It resembled a heavyweight prizefight more than a tennis match. In a grueling display of guts and determination Scotsman Andy Murray out-ground the ultimate grinder, defeating Spaniard David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1) in the final of the Sony Open yesterday afternoon in humid Miami. With both combatants wobbling at the end, […]

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