David Ferrer, a finalist last year in Abu Dhabi, is making his third appearance at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, coming off the best season of his career in 2012 in which he won three titles and went undefeated during the Latin American Golden Swing with a 10-0 record.
Ferrer reached at least the Quarterfinals of every Grand Slam in 2012 with Quarterfinals appearances at the Australian Open and Wimbledon and Semifinals appearances at the US Open and the French Open. He became the first ATP player to record 50 match wins in 2012 with his victory at Bastad, where he lifted his fifth ATP World Tour title of the season defeating World No. 12 Nicolas Almagro 6-2, 6-2.
Ferrer has also been active on Spain’s Davis Cup team this year, leading them to the finals against Czech Republic.
David was born in Javia but moved to Gandia at the age of 13. Two years later he moved to Barcelona to attend Catalan Tennis Federation. He also spent nine months at Equelite, Juan Carlos Ferrero’s Academy in Villena before moving back to Javea while practicing in Denia. His father, Jaime, is an accountant and his mother, Pilar, is an elementary school teacher. He has one older brother, Javier, who is a tennis coach and former Spanish Junior champion (under 13).
Ferrer’s other favorite sports are soccer and basketball. He is a big fan of Valencia FC. He also enjoys reading and he keeps every book.