Originally Posted by veroniquem
Not true. He may have more overall titles and a higher ranking but slams are the most prestigious events in current tennis and what keeps Ferrer down is that he's never made a slam final in his career (unlike Berd and Tsonga) or won a slam title (unlike Delpo). A bit like Davydenko, who had some nice success in best of 3 but never managed to break through in best of 5 (But Davy at least managed to win WTF and more than 1 master, which Ferrer still hasn't been able to do. Ferrer's claim to fame is still minor league domination at this point.)
I would rank Davydenko above Tsonga and Ferrer (although probably not Del Potro) despite his failure to reach a slam final. In his case he has the WTF and several Masters titles, which is sufficient to overcome the lack of a slam final. Ferrers career however is not.