David Ferrer is a professional tennis player from Spain. He has several awards and has won several titles in his more than ten-year career. Apart from being ranked 33rd in the world by the ATP in the men’s singles, David has won tournaments at almost all levels – including ATP 250, ATP 500, and Masters 1000 – and has won the Davis Cup three times.
In 2012 he won the Paris Masters, while the following year he reached the final of the 2013 French Open without losing a single set. He also reached the semi-finals of the Australian and US Open twice and the quarter-finals of Wimbledon twice.
David was first voted into the top 10 tennis players in 2006 and in 2013 he made the leap into the world’s number 3 career list. In 2017 he beat Alexandr Dolgopolov and won the Swedish Open, which happened to be his first ATP Tour title since his victory at the Vienna Open in 2015. Although David Ferrer has achieved so much and won several titles, he still has a Grand Slam tournament to win, but we hope that this will happen soon. Here are more facts about the tennis star.
David Ferrer was born David Ferrer Ern on April 2, 1982, in Xàbia (Eastern Province of Spain), where he lived until he was thirteen years old when he moved to Gandia (another city in the Eastern Province of Spain).
His father, Jamie Ferrer, is said to be an accountant, while his mother, Pilar Ferrer, is a primary school teacher. He has an older brother, Javier Ferrer Ern, who is a tennis coach and also runs the Ferrer Tenis Academia.
Although Ferrer developed a love and passion for tennis in his early teens, he is said to have been so lazy in training that his coach, Javier Piles, locked him in a dark room for several hours and gave him only a piece of bread and little water until he agreed to train hard enough and become a professional tennis player. After Ferrer went pro, Javier Piles remained his coach until he was replaced by Jose Francisco Altur in 2013.
At the age of fifteen, David had to move to Barcelona to train with the Catalan Tennis Federation. He also received almost a year of training at the Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy in Villena before returning to his native Xàbia. During his time at the Academy, the Spanish Federation decided to sponsor Tommy Robredo rather than him, forcing Ferrer to go it alone before he became a professional.
David Ferrer became a professional tennis player in 2000. That year he won Formula 1 in Poland, Formula 3 in Spain, and was runner-up in Spanish Formula 1, finishing the year as World No. 419. The following year he won his first Challenger title in his career. He also reached the semi-finals in Manerbio, Spain F15, and F16.
In 2002, he won his first ATP title after reaching his first ATP final at his second ATP event in Umag. By the end of 2004, he climbed to 49th place in the world rankings in the men’s singles, and in 2005 he continued to climb to 14th place after winning his first ATP titles in Acapulco and Viña del Mar.
Ferrer was a member of the Spanish team that won the Davis Cup in 2008, 2009, and 2011. He also won the Masters tournaments and finished second in that tournament six times.
He won his 25th career title at the Kuala Lumpur Open 2015 after defeating Feliciano López in an all-Spanish final. Spaniard Thew also goes down in history as the first Spaniard to win the title in Kuala Lumpur. In 2017 he defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov to win the Swedish Open, which became his first ATP Tour title after the Vienna Open 2015.
David Ferrer Wife, Son, Daughter
After being together for several years, David tied the knots with his longtime girlfriend Marta Tornel in a ceremony on November 28, 2015, in Valencia, Spain. The couple was introduced by Ferer’s former coach Javier Piles and his wife.
The Spaniard went into his Instagram to announce the arrival of his first child (son) with Mrs. Tornel. Little Leo arrived in May 2018.
David Ferrer Net Worth
The Spanish player currently has an estimated net worth of $10 million. This figure is mainly due to his almost two decades of career.
Height And Other Facts
Ferrer stands on 5’9 (1.75 m) and weighs 73 kg.
Interestingly, a tennis player loves basketball and also plays basketball. He also enjoys playing football and supports Valencia CF.
David loves to read, according to his own statement he reads books that should help him to improve as a person and not only as a tennis player.
His favorite book of all time is Queen of the South (La Reina del Sur), written by Perez-Reverte. His favorite novelists are Ildefonso Falcones and Arturo Perez-Reverte.