David Ferrer


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.

BORN February 4, 1982
HEIGHT 5-9 (175 cm)
WEIGHT 160 lbs (73 kg)
PLAYS Right-handed
RESIDENCE Valencia, Spain
  • Favorite Sports are soccer and basketball
  • Big fan of Valencia FC
  • Father, Jaime, is an accountant, and his mother, Pilar, is an elementary school teacher
  • Older brother, Javier, is a tennis coach and a former Spanish junior champion (under-13)
  • Coached by countryman Javier Piles
  2012 Review Career Review
Singles Record: 74-15 485-245
Singles Titles: 7 18
Prize Money: $4,015,856 $15,964,868
Service Record Year-to-Date: Return Record Year-to-Date
  • 212 Aces
  • 143 Double Faults
  • 63% 1st Serve
  • 70% 1st Serve Points Won
  • 53% 2nd Serve Points Won
  • 395 Break Points Faced
  • 56% Break Points Saved
  • 808 Service Games Played
  • 79% Service Games Won
  • 64% Service Points Won
  • 35% 1st Serve Return Points Won
  • 57% 2nd Serve Return Points Won
  • 651 Break Points Opportunities
  • 41% Break Points Converted
  • 779 Return Games Played
  • 35% Return Games Won
  • 43% Return Points Won
  • 53% Total Points Won
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