David Ferrer, "El Pitbull "and my favorite player

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  1. jdubbs

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    No one else leaves everything on the court as much as Ferrer does. Love watching him win matches where he's clearly outclassed and outgunned. He has a never say die attitude and you know you're going to have to win the match. Does anyone work harder?

    Vamos Daveed!
     
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  2. Power Player

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    Love Ferrer's game. He has great hands, hits big at the right time and attacks net. Fun to watch.
     
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    Yeah, Daavid fights to put dough on the table for his folks.
    Hard working, respectable man
     
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    It's funny, when I play, I try to run for every ball and never give up, and people have even commented to me that it's hard to beat my defense. Learned a lot from watching Ferrer in this regard, and it's won me a lot of matches and reminded me of how important fitness and stamina are in this game.
     
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  5. Mike Sams

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    Isn't Ferrer basically a right handed, shorter, flat-hitting version of Nadal who relies primarily on his wheels and grit?
     
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    I hope his handwork pays off and he eventually wins a GS or two
     
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  7. Power Player

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    Ferrer is spanish, but not much like Nadal except in terms of speed.

    His strategies are a lot different. He's always trying to get into the net to finish the point off. He doesn't really hit flat, since he is a spanish clay courter.
     
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    Reminds me of Coria.
    He really pushed Nadal on clay one time.
     
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  9. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    My favourite player!!!

    So brave, and makes the absolute most of what he has.

    All this and 5 foot nothing!!!
    (ok, he is about 5' 8" or so in real life, but compared to a lot of the guys out there he is a midget!)
     
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  10. flyinghippos101

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    He's the only spanish player that has the balls to take Nadal on in any given stage, be it an ATP 500, masters or a slam. And for that, he has my respect.
     
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    mh? really?

    hes listed as 5"9
     
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    Yeah, and they list Serena at 150lbs. Be real.
     
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  13. OTMPut

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    vamos david. vamos.
     
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    Blue Collar, what can i say, you have to respect the effort.
    As a spectator, one of my favorites.
     
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  15. ben123

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    he doesnt look so small^^ i believed hes 5"9
     
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  16. OTMPut

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    will david pull a james blake?
     
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  17. bezs

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    I nominate him for the TT William Wallace Braveheart award. Likeable guy who always plays his heart out on the court.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    I was in a lift with him last year, he is slightly shorter than me and I'm 5' 9", so I'm pretty confident on that :)
     
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    They keep saying he's really short and citing him as 5'6
    He's not really that short at all (he's like exactly average) at 5'9
     
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  20. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    Naah, ATP stats are almost always incorrect..
     
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    ferrer is an excellent players but if he gets a little more aggressive, he can potentially give fed or nadal a scare..
     
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    one of my fav players, would love to see him win a GS or two (unless he is playing Fed in the final ;) )
     
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    You know, it's so easy to cheer for Ferru, till he gets to a final, if you're a fan of Roger or Rafa (or both, LOL).
     
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  24. ben123

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    how tall are you in centimeters?
     
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  25. varsity8993

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    Funny there wasn't even enough interest in the Murray-Ferrer match to warrant a bickering thread.... ala SOME matches.
     
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    Ferrer, Ferrero and Lopez are my favourite spanish players. I like David a lot. Hes willing to give it all. What I like about him is that he always seems to play above his potential a little bit. He's not an underachiever by any means. More of a, gave it all he had, and that got him very far kind of player. 3 MS finals, 1 YEC final, 2 slam semifinals, not bad. It's very tough in this era to 'luck out' a big title.
     
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    Take his heart and put it in a Murray or Monfils, and you have a multiple slam winner.
     
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    And you forget the most important, he is a very nice guy.
     
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    Hardworking personified. :cool:
     
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    GREAT win by El Pitbull today.

    Vamos Daveed...let's win it all this year...Fed already has 5 of these.
     
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  31. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    175 cm mate

    (it's actually harder for me to work it out in feet!)
     
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  32. joeri888

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    Final looks like Roger-Ferrer at the moment. I don't see Ferrer taking out Roger on any surface, but here? Chances are slim.
     
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    Well I had to bring this thread back because he remains my favorite player and it looks like he has a real chance tomorrow.

    Vamos Daveed!!!
     
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    Ferrer is a mini-Nadal without everything people hate about Nadal.

    He is a great guy born without any talents other than his big heart and refusal to give up, ever.
     
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    Ferrer is almost a third of the way to the final. What percentage chance do you give him to make the final? I say 55%.
     
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    This guy is unbelievable, into the quarters, having another good year. Wish he could do better against the big four, but just goes to show how much hard work can pay off with real results.
     
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    Ferrer is the nearly man, would be nice to see him win some big tournaments but can't see it happening.

    He is always on the back foot against the big boys.
     
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  38. romeo8880

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    Nice to see Ferrer has recovered mentally from that beatdown he received from Nadal recently.
     
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    This thread nearly made me cry, what a love compared to MTF.
     
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    David Ferrerzniacki
     
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    100% class act, fair, always ready for a challenge, pulls out the big guns when necessary (unfortunately for him - that's most of the time), not the biggest guy physically on tour but plays like a balla....and never goes down without giving the ticket holder their money's worth. And great on the eyes~

    I wish him the greatest success in the Miami final and hope to see him a winner in an upcoming slam. Fingers crossed!

    Vamos Senor Ferrer
     
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    Daveed F. is a high octane player
     
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    he's such a beast... Pwns nearly all lower ranked players (delpo, berdych, etc...).

    I hope he finds a way to start challenging federer, nadal and djokovic. i think he has the physical ability and the stamina, he just needs the mindset and maybe to develop a new strategy/tool. he has the speed to transition to an all court game imo. that's kind of what he played at the WTF against delpo last year. was amazing (worth checking out if you haven't seen it).

    will be a big test for andy murray.
     
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  44. Onehandedbackhand

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    Someone brought up that Ferrer looks VERY testy right now.

    Yes he does. He doesn't look like the old Ferru at all. He's getting more pissed at himself, and losing his patience on mistakes.

    And that's been to his benefit.

    You notice in the last two matches, he's pounding the ball, getting a LOT more aggressive, and going for a LOT more winners. After that first set yesterday, Haas was meat. Ferrer combined his deadly consistency with this new aggression I haven't seen since AO 11 against Nadal(and he wasn't even testy then)

    I'm wondering if the bad loss to Nadal, and the loss to Anderson finally flipped his switch? If he continues this, and forgets that Murray is one of the big 4, he'll beat Murray.
     
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    He's more of an aggressive chihuahua than a pitbull, heart of a lion though. Tons of respect for Daveed.
     
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    He's getting better every year, and defying father time. He's a nice scrapper. Does the impressive and wears out opponents 6 years younger than him. What a pitbull.
     
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    Assuming Murray doesn't still play better than him on the day...
     
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