Roger Federer beats David Ferrer for sixth W&S Open title

Roger Federer beats David Ferrer for sixth W&S Open title

MASON, Ohio, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Roger Federer claimed his sixth Western & Southern Open title Sunday after beating David Ferrer 6-3, 1-6, 6-2.
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Andy Murray, Kevin Anderson advance to Mexican Open semis

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Andy Murray of Great Britain rallied to defeat No. 6 seed Gilles Simon in three sets Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the Mexican Open.

David Ferrer, Andy Murray reach Mexican Open quarterfinals

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Top-seeded David Ferrer beat fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Mexican Open in Acapulco.

Top seeds Ferrer and Murray both win at Mexican Open

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain and No. 2 seed Andy Murray of Great Britain moved on to the second round of the Mexican Open Tuesday.
Nadal pads lead as ATP No. 1-ranked player

Nadal pads lead as ATP No. 1-ranked player

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal collected title No. 62 and increased his hold on the ATP No. 1-ranking to 4,000 points.

Rafael Nadal survives tiebreaker, David Ferrer falls in Rio semifinals

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Rafael Nadal survived a long tiebreaker but second-seeded David Ferrer fell in an upset Saturday in the semifinal round of the inaugural Rio Open.

Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer through to semifinals at Rio Open

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Rafael Nadal breezed in a third-round match and David Ferrer overcame a rain delay to join him in the semifinals of the Rio Open Friday.

David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo advance to Rio Open quarterfinals

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Second-seeded David Ferrer and No. 4 Tommy Robredo each scored an impressive second-round victory Wednesday to advance at the Rio Open.

Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer roll to first-round Rio Open victories

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and second-seeded David Ferrer each posted convincing first-round victories Tuesday on Day 2 of the Rio Open in Brazil.
Ferrer, Berdych both climb in ATP Top 10

Ferrer, Berdych both climb in ATP Top 10

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Tournament wins by David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych improved their Top 10 ATP rankings, which were updated Monday.

David Ferrer bests Fabio Fogini for 'three-peat' in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Top-seeded David Ferrer racked up his third straight Copa Claro tennis title Sunday, defeating Italy's Fabio Fognini in straight sets in the final.

David Ferrer to face Fabio Fognini in Buenos Aires final

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Top seeds David Ferrer and Fabio Fognini will meet for the title Sunday after posting semifinal wins Saturday at the Copa Claro tournament in Buenos Aires.

David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro to meet in Copa Claro semfinals

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion David Ferrer and 2011 winner Nicolas Almagro each scored a victory at the Copa Claro Friday, setting up a semifinal meeting.

David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro into Buenos Aires quarterfinals

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champ David Ferrer and 2011 winner Nicolas Almagro each advanced to the quarterfinals Thursday at the Copa Claro in Argentina.

Ferrer and Fognini advance to second round at Copa Claro

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Italy's Fabio Fognini continued to sizzle on clay Tuesday by topping Julian Reister of Germany 7-5, 6-2 in the opening round of the Copa Claro in Buenos Aires.
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David Ferrer
The world No. 14 David Ferrer from Spain returns the ball to his opponent, the world No. 3, Novak Djokovic from Serbia, during the finals of the Men's Dubai Tennis Championships, Saturday February 28, 2009. Djokovic won the match 7-5, 6-3. (UPI Photo/Norbert Schiller)

David Ferrer Ern (born April 2, 1982 in Xàbia, Alicante, Spain) is a Spanish professional tennis player who lives in Valencia, Spain who is currently #5 in the ATP Rankings and the second-highest ranked Spaniard behind World No. 2 Rafael Nadal. He turned professional in 2000. Ferrer is known as a clay court specialist, although he has had success on hard courts as well, as evidenced by his semi-final appearances at the 2007 US Open and 2011 Australian Open. He was part of the Spain Davis Cup team that won the finals in 2008 and 2009. He was also runner-up at the Tennis Masters Cup in 2007. He first achieved a top–10 ranking in 2006 and reached a career high ranking of No. 4.

Ferrer was born in Alicante, but he moved to Gandia at age 13, followed two years later by a move to Barcelona to attend the Catalan Tennis Federation. He spent nine months at Equelite, Juan Carlos Ferrero's Academy in Villena before moving back to Xàbia while practicing in Denia.

Ferrer has said that when he was young, if he did not practice hard enough, his coach, Javier Piles, would lock him up in a completely dark ball closet, which was 2m x 2m in dimensions, for several hours, sometimes giving him only a piece of bread and a bit of water for his stay in the closet. Ferrer has said that he did spend time quite often in that closet. At the age of 17, he felt he was fed up with tennis and sitting in the closet, and went to work at a construction site, but after a week there he returned to the club asking the coach if he could still remain at the club and play tennis. As of 2011, he is still coached by Piles.

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