Historic moment for Ferrer, who will play his 1,100th match in Buenos Aires tomorrow
The start today of the tournament in Buenos Aires is marked by the return to competition of David Ferrer from Alicante, three times champion of the Argentina Open and main focus of all the information coming these days from the Argentine capital as this is the last time he will take part in this popular competition. Ferrer, who will debut tomorrow in the first round against the number 8 seed, the Tunisian Malek Jaziri, will play his 1,100th match as a professional, an impressive number that very few have been able to reach.
After falling in the second round in the tournament of Auckland at the start of the year against Pablo Carreño, by default, Ferrer returns to the competition to say goodbye to another great stage that has marked him significantly in his sports career. Later he will do the same in Acapulco, Barcelona, where he will receive a deserved tribute, and Madrid.
Of those 1,099 matches he has played in the circuit, Ferrer has won 728 and has lost 371. On hard court is where he has achieved more wins (344), followed by clay (331) and grass (44). And those victories have allowed him to obtain 27 ATP titles and be the third in the world list in 2013.
Ferrer is the seventh player in the history of tennis with most matches played. The list is headed by Jimmy Connors (1,535), followed by Roger Federer (1,444), Ivan Lendl (1,310), Guillermo Vilas (1,240) and Rafael Nadal (1,114).
In one of the most appreciated tournaments, the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, which he has played 14 times, has played 42 matches with a win/loss record of 28714, the four most difficult ones the four finals of the tournament and always against Rafael Nadal.
Ferrer was proclaimed champion of the Argentina Open in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Spaniard, currently ranked number 149 in the ATP ranking, enters the main draw thanks to a wildcard from the organization. In the tournament he will coincide with some of the greats of tennis on clay such as Dominic Thiem, Fabio Fognini, Marco Cecchinato or Diego Schwartzman, all of them among the 20 best tennis players in the world.