‘He made it seem like a simple sport!’ David Ferrer looks back upon illustrious career hailing Roger Federer as the GOAT


‘He made it seem like a simple sport!’ David Ferrer looks back upon illustrious career hailing Roger Federer as the GOAT

David Ferrer and Roger Federer

Spanish legend David Ferrer has been busy in life as a guest speaker on tennis shows ever since he retired from the sport in 2019. Ferrer was runner-up at the 2013 French Open and the 2007 ATP Finals losing to defending champions Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer respectively.

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Ferrer won 27 career titles in his 19-year long career and played an important role in Spain’s 3 victories at the Davis Cup in 2008, 2009, and 2011. He narrowly missed out on an Olympic medal when along with partner Feliciano Lopez lost in the Bronze medal match at the 2012 London Olympics to the French pair of Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau.

Ferrer reflects on his tennis career

David Ferrer, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer
David Ferrer, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

David Ferrer is an inspiration for all those budding professionals who don’t have the in-born talent like the best but has got himself to be one of the best due to his hard work. The Spaniard is a former World No.3 and a finalist at the French Open.

Recently, Ferrer gave an interview to Ubitennis where he acknowledged the Big 3 and attributes his success and improvement in his game to the bar set so high by the three. “I really don’t know if I could have done more, but I’m sure I improved my game thanks to them. I learned a lot by observing and challenging them on the pitch,” said Ferrer.

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He further went on to reveal that Roger Federer impressed him more than all the other players he faced during his career. The Spaniard also described the Big 3 of Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic as the “three greatest champions” in the history of tennis. The Spaniard said that the Swiss maestro is the best as he made the sport look so easy while he was playing. “Roger Federer, because he made tennis seem like a simple sport, while any professional knows that hitting those shots on the court is very difficult,” Ferrer said.

Ferrer lost all of his 17 matches with the great Swiss, who he first played in Vienna in 2003 and last faced at the Canadian Open in 2017. 

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