After another season in which he found it very difficult to maintain the competitive tone required by a circuit like ATP, David Ferrer announced that in 2019 he would say farewell at the courts of the tournaments in which had his best results. The player from Alicante experienced in 2018 the sorrow of not being able to compete with the greats and ended up participating in some tournaments of the Challenger circuit in which, thanks to his enormous strength, resistance and character, he even relished a victory (Monterrey).
He started the year in 37th place and finished it in 125. And in the big four he fell in the first round, losing to Andrey Rublev (Open of Australia), Jaume Munar (Roland Garros), Karen Khachanov (Wimbledon) and Rafael Nadal ( US Open). It´s time to say goodbye to a tennis player with 27 ATP titles at his name.
Ferrer was born in Jávea, Alicante, but moved to Gandía, in the same Valencian Community, at the age of 13 and two years later he went to Barcelona to join the technique programs of the Federació Catalana de Tennis. His father, Jaime, is an accountant and his mother is a teacher. In his family there are sporting precedents and more specifically in tennis since his older brother, Javier, is a tennis coach and before he won the title of champion of Spain in the sub-13 category.
His other favourite sports are soccer and basketball and he is a fervent follower of Valencia CF. He enjoys reading and keeps all the books that he has read. At the end of the 2015 season, he married his partner, Marta Tornel. He did not participate in the last edition of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell because a few days after the tournament ended his first son, Leo, was born.
After long seasons with José Francisco Altur, Ferrer now works with Francisco Fogués, with whom he started working at the end of 2014.