After a spectacular season, achieving the seventh place in the world ranking, five titles (Doha, Rio de Janeiro, Acapulco, Kuala Lumpur and Vienna) and qualifying for the London Masters, David Ferrer has known the other side of the coin in 2016 and has lived a year to forget where he has not even been able to reach a single final in any of the circuit tournaments in which he has participated.
The debacle began with the unexpected retirement at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, in which he did not compete. And as a result of the bad results he fell to No. 21 in the ranking, a position which he occupies at the moment.
Ferrer was born in Jávea, Alicante, but moved to Gandia, in the same region of Valencia, at age 13 he came to Barcelona to join the technical programs of the Catalan Tennis Federation. His father, Jaime, is an accountant and his mother, a teacher. In his family there are sporting precedents and more specifically in tennis since his older brother, Javier, is a tennis coach and once won the title of champion of Spain in the category under-13.
His other favorite sports are soccer and basketball and he is a fervent follower of Valencia CF. He enjoys reading and keeps all the books that has read. At the end of the 2015 season he married his fiancé, Marta Tornel.
After long seasons alongside José Francisco Altur, Ferrer is now working with Francisco Fogués, with whom he began to work at the end of 2014. Fogués, who is very close to him, has helped him maintain the ambition to continue at the top of tennis. The Spanish player is considered to the rest as one of the best tennis players on the circuit.