I miss FERRER grinding his way to Slam QF's, SF's & Finals

Rafa the King

Hall of Fame
I really don't, not even in the slightest. Although I massively respected Ferrer, his game was close to not fun to watch. But my biggest annoyance was that he was never going to actually do anything in the slams. He was really good at taking out dangerous players who might have posed a threat to the Big 4, a much bigger one than himself, and he would always go and get beat in the QF, SF or F. Plus, his matches with Rafa weren't fun to watch in general either.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
I really don't, not even in the slightest. Although I massively respected Ferrer, his game was close to not fun to watch. But my biggest annoyance was that he was never going to actually do anything in the slams. He was really good at taking out dangerous players who might have posed a threat to the Big 4, a much bigger one than himself, and he would always go and get beat in the QF, SF or F. Plus, his matches with Rafa weren't fun to watch in general either.
Along with all his fellow Spaniards, Ferrer suffered from classic Spanish Pigeon's Disease whenever he faced Rafa across the net. I suspect it was written into their contracts by the Spanish tennis authorities that none of them were allowed to beat Rafa unless by prior agreement. :cool:

Of course there is also the theory that Rafa was just too good for any of them anyway. ;)
 

HipRotation

Hall of Fame
ferrr has the unfortunate distinction of being the only player to make at least the QFs at all 4 Slams in the same year, 2012 and 2013, and not be a Slam winner. Arguably the best player never to win one but also was a terrible matchup against the 2010-2013 "Big 4" so he had little chance to ever make it past the Semi-finals.
 
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ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Ferrer? A hard working little guy who could hit bigger than his weight and liked to grind but always looked to work his way into net to end the point. You've got that. It's called Schwartzman.
 
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clout

Hall of Fame
I honestly think he could’ve won an RG or AO title in another era. His prime was between 2010-2015 (he won 20 of his 27 titles during this stretch), when the big 4 reigned over the leagues the most.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
I dont miss him.

Respect his fight but he could always be counted on to roll over for the top guys.

What was frustrating is that he ALWAYS beat the guys ranked below him, some of which were big hitters that could potentially cause an upset and not essily roll over like he did for the big 3 or 4.

There's a reason he was called a gatekeeper, lapdog etc.
 

yokied

Professional
Ferrer? A hard working little guy who could hit bigger than his weight and liked to grind but always looked to work his way into net to end the point. You've got that. It's called Schwartzman.
Daveeed and DieGOAT have a few things in common but net approaches aren't really one of them. Ferrr actually did approach the net to finish off points. Schwartzman doesn't have anywhere near the same instinct and doesn't come in much at all. He would've taken at least a set off Nadal at USO19 if he did.
 
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