In tennis the 2011 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is a MAJOR tournament and huge challenge to emerge as the champion. In no other tournament are you required to beat at least four if not five, of the world’s Top 8 ranked players to win the title! Watch the two ATP Tour Finals matches each day in Singapore at 10pm, then at 4am, from Sunday 20 to Saturday 26 November.
In this series of 8 articles I will supply numerous details specific to each player, two great photos each, how to buy your tickets and an individual schedule of play so you know exactly which days to watch your favourite players in action. The No.8 seed Mardy Fish, No.7 Tomas Berdych and No.6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga articles have been published on this site as the countdown to World No.1 progresses.
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The 2011 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals qualifier David FERRER is pictured above reaping the rewards at the contact point from his tremendous court movement and footwork for this forehand drive during the 2011 Monte Carlo Open Masters. The 1.75m FERRER is currently ranked at No.5 in the ATP rankings and was the 5th player to qualify when he secured his spot at the Shanghai Open Masters in October. The 29-year-old has had his best year to date, holds a substantial lead on the rest of the tour and is gaining ground on the “Fab Four” – Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Murray.
FERRER has defeated all three of his opponents in his group in the past. He has defeated current World No.1 Novak Djokovic on four occasions, including in a BIG match and in straight sets (2007 ATP Tour Finals) and has 3 wins against Andy Murray. The right-handed Spaniard has won the past 4 matches in a row against Tomas Berdych. FERRER is pictured again below displaying good leg work to position himself for this double-handed backhand drive during the 2011 Cincinnati Open.
FERRER did not play singles on the ITF Junior Tour and instead chose to work on continually learning how to improve his game and ingrain all of the mental discipline he displays in every match he competes in. FERRER displays great determination, intensity, focus, fighting spirit and application, which allows him to achieve great success despite having the least height and firepower amongst the tennis elite.
A quick look at more very interesting FERRER details…
- Who is in his Group: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych
- Round robin schedule: Monday 21, Wednesday 23 and Friday 25 November
- Career-high ranking: No.4 which he first achieved on 25 February 2008
- Best result in ATP Tour Finals: runner-up in 2007, this year has qualified for a 3rd time
- 2011 singles win-loss record: 56 wins and 17 losses
- Best Grand Slam singles result: Semi Finalist at Australian Open 2011 and US Open 2007
- Career singles titles won: 11 and runner-up 14 times
- Is he on Twitter: No, he’s too busy pursuing self-improvement!
- Tennis racquet: PRINCE EXO3 Tour 100 16×18, follow Prince-> @Prince_Tennis
- Tennis Gear: Lotto – follow Lotto on Twitter-> @LottoSportItaly
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© 1st photo credit: Beth Wilson
© 2nd photo credit: Beth Wilson