David Ferrer is better than Berdych, Tsonga and Del Potro

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  1. BauerAlmeida

    BauerAlmeida Semi-Pro

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    Tsonga and Berdych have a slam final and a M1000. Ferrer doesn't have a Slam final and could finally won a M1000 when everybody else tanked and faced LLODRA in the SF and JANOWICZ in the final.

    Berdych and Tsonga are actually a threat to the top guys. Tsonga beat every top 4 at the slams. Both beat Federer at Wimbledon. And when they are facing them in at the later stages of a tournament you know they won't be demolished like Ferrer did against Nole at the AO, or against Nadal in RG.

    Ferrer is a great and consistent player, but he doesn't have a chance when he faces them. And he doesn't have any great highlight in his career to be placed above them.

    Davydenko never reached a final at a GS, but he had some close matches with Federer at the SF and won 3 M1000 and a WTF. So you could make a case for him being better than Berdych or Tsonga (it would still be close).
     
  2. DelPo2016

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    What do you guys think about this topic? I think their achievements are close, but delpo is better than ferrer. Tsonga too
     
  3. DolgoSantoro

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    Would rate him far above Tsonga and Berdy but below Delpo
     
  4. Prabhanjan

    Prabhanjan Semi-Pro

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    When facing the Big 4, I would always rate Ferrer below Tsonga, del Potro and Berdych. Thanks for the heart, there is everything to appreciate about Ferrer.
     
  5. kandamrgam

    kandamrgam Hall of Fame

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    As of now Berdych owns Ferrer in Majors and Tour Finals. Ferrer may have achieved more than Berdych but I can't see him as a better tennis player than Berdych. Ferrer is just more consistent.

    The hierarchy is clearly,
    1. Potro
    2. Tsonga
    3. Berdych
    4. Ferrer.

    If you factor in consistency as well then Potro > Ferrer > Berdych > Tsonga.
     
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  6. ibbi

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    Comparing Del Potro with these guys is just silly. He stands with Stan in that tier between the big 4, and the little 3. I'd go with Ferrer over Berdych and Tsonga. He has fewer weapons at his disposal, and yet has accomplished a more than comparable amount. Ferrer has frankly massively overachieved, while the other two are criminal underachievers. Tsonga in particular should be sort of embarrassed with himself.
     

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