As the title says. I don't expect this thread to go far but i need a brief explanation of his game since i can hardly find any videos except for highlights.
He has shown me that hard work pays off. If only he was taller 185, he would be monstrous and give No.1 a run for his money.To me he basically has no weaknesses, such a great percentage player. In some ways, he is even "worse" than Nadal (the present Nadal, not the younger version ) in that almost every ball you hit comes back. What a toll that would take on his poor opponents.
mh i think this must be false. even in the wikipedia links its said he had already smth to do with specal tennis camps at the age of 13
in spanish it says that he began playing tennis at age 8David began playing tennis early, following in the footsteps of his older brother, Javier (a former Spanish junior champion and now successful teaching pro). While David’s parents Jamie and Pilar had no background in tennis, they were certainly supportive of his efforts.
http://en.davidferrer.com/?page_id=362A los ocho años comenzó a jugar al tenis con su padre y con hermano mayor, Javier, que llegó a ser profesional (ganó el campeonato de España infantil) y que actualmente es entrenador en el Club de Javea.
http://tennisviewmag.com/pastissuearticle/david-ferrer-silent-but-deadly/mh i think this must be false. even in the wikipedia links its said he had already smth to do with specal tennis camps at the age of 13
Tough Love: When he was younger, Ferrer’s coach, Javier Piles, would lock him in a broom cupboard as punishment for not trying hard enough. “When he didn’t want to work I would lock him up in a dark room of two by two meters and I would put a lock on it so he couldn’t get out,” Piles says. “It was the room where we would store the tennis balls. I would tell him that his working schedule was from 9 to 12 and that if he didn’t want to work he would remain there – punished. I would give him a piece of bread and a bottle of water through the bars of a small window. After a few minutes we would hear David asking other trainers from the club for some help to get out but we wouldn’t pay any attention.”
First job: At age 17, Ferrer gave up on tennis and took a job on a construction site. “I wanted to quit tennis, but I didn’t give up going out with my friends, so my father told me that if I needed money to have fun, I should make it working,” Ferrer says. One week of lifting heavy bricks for hours (and a weekly paycheck of only 30 Euros!) soon drove him back to training. “I think in a week I learned to value many things. That is something difficult to achieve when you are 17 and have doubts about your future.” He begged Piles to take him back and since then, the two have been inseparable. Ferrer regards Piles as family.
Boring.The 2000´s version of Solomon.It is like those car brands that relaunch a model 30 yrs after the extintion of the original one.As the title says. I don't expect this thread to go far but i need a brief explanation of his game since i can hardly find any videos except for highlights.