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U.S. Open Biography: David Ferrer of Spain

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David Ferrer

David Ferrer of Spain has reason to be cautiously optimistic about his hopes for winning the 2012 U.S. Open. The Spaniard is currently leading Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the semi-final match that was delayed due to deteriorating weather conditions. However, should Ferrer pull off the semi-final win over Djokovic, he will have little time to physically recover and collect his mental focus before facing a well-rested Andy Murray in the 2012 U.S. Open finals on Monday.

Name: David Ferrer

Pro Since: 2000

Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

Birthday: April 2, 1982

Astrological Sign: Aries

Stats: 5 feet 9 inches, 160 pounds

Birthplace: Javea, Spain

Residence: Valencia, Spain

Career Matches Won (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 465

Career Matches Lost (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 242

Career Singles Titles (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 16

Career Doubles Titles (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 2

2012 Matches Won (pre-U.S. Open): 53

2012 Matches Lost (pre-U.S. Open): 11

Best U.S. Open Singles Performance: Semi-finalist (2007)

Best U.S. Open Doubles Performance: Advanced to the second round in 2004 and 2006.

U.S. Open Singles History

2003 - Lost in first round

2004 - Lost in first round

2005 - Lost in third round

2006 - Lost in third round

2007 - Semi-finalist

2008 - Lost in third round

2009 - Lost in second round

2010 - Lost in fourth round

2011 - Lost in fourth round

Other Noteworthy Grand Slam Singles Performances

Australian Open - Semi-finalist (2011), Quarter-finalist (2008, 2012)

French Open - Semi-finalist (2012), Quarter-finalist (2005, 2008)

Wimbledon - Quarter-finalist (2012)

Singles Titles

Acapulco (2010, 2011, 2012), Auckland (2007, 2011, 2012), Bastad (2007, 2012), Bucharest (2002), Buenos Aires (2012), 's-Hertogensbosch (2008, 2012), Stuttgart (2006), Tokyo (2007), Valencia (2008, 2010)

U.S. Open Doubles History

2003 - Lost in first round

2004 - Lost in second round

2005 - Lost in first round

2006 - Lost in second round

Doubles Titles

Acapulco (2005) and Vina del Mar (2005)

The author has been a devoted tennis fan for the past decade.

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