David Ferrer is one of the most respected players in the game right now. And with good reason. The 30-year-old doesn’t have the size nor the shots of his colleagues, but he clearly has the fight and the attitude. Yesterday, Ferrer cut down the Goliath Juan Martin Del Potro in three sets at the ATP Finals. What made the victory more impressive was that Ferrer had just been in Paris two days earlier claiming his first career Masters 1000 title.
The short time to get use to the London conditions was no obstacle for Ferrer, however, who looked on the bright side even in the face of adversity.
“I am positive. Always am. It’s good, I had one day to rest,” Ferrer said Tuesday. “Yesterday I didn’t play. You know, I am playing with very confidence with my game in the end of the season. I won in Valencia, Paris Bercy. Now I played a very good tennis. I feel good. Of course, I am a little bit tired because I am playing lot of matches, I am running a lot. But, you know, when the player is going up, is win lot of victories, he has more confidence.”
Ferrer will need all the positive vibes to figure out a way to finally get a win tomorrow over nemesis Roger Federer who he has never beaten in 13 tries.
“I will try to do my best,” Ferrer said. “I will play with the best of the history. I think I will have to play very aggressive all the time for to do one chance to beat him.”
And being aggressive is a newfound tactic for Ferrer in his 2012 success.
“Well, maybe this year I am playing more aggressive with my shots,” Ferrer said. “I am going more to the net to finally the points. I think I am changing my backhand. I am playing more baseline with my backhand.”
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