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David Ferrer is going to take part in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship for the 4th time and he will be looking for his first title there. He had gone very close to winning that tournament a couple of years back in 2011, but, he had got beaten in the final.
Ferrer is high on confidence at the moment. His performance in the last season was fantastic. He claimed his maiden Grand Slam singles title by winning the final at Roland Garros and ended the season as the third ranked player in the world. It’s his career best ranking. His goal next season should be to move further up in the rankings and for that, he would like to make a good start to the season.
Talking to the reporters a few days back, Ferrer said, “I have played a few times in UAE, but, I am yet to win the title there. This time around, I am entering that competition with a much better frame of mind and I think this year I have a very good chance to achieve glory.”
“I have always been supported immensely by the people of UAE and I am hoping to get the same kind of support again. I would be pleased to win the title in front of those guys. I know it’s not easy as I will be up against some very good players there, but, I will try my best.”
Ferrer’s first opponent in Abu Dhabi will be the Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka who has also been in good form of late. When asked about that match, the Spaniard said, “Stanislas is coming out of a good season. So, he is not lacking confidence and I will have to play really well to put him under pressure.”
David Ferrer has been beaten by Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in a match of the ATP World Tour Finals. Wawrinka won the match in three sets by 6-7(3-7), 6-4, 6-1.
It was the 12th match between these two players and Wawrinka defeated Ferrer for the 5th time.
It was a very important match for Wawrinka. If he had lost, he would have been knocked out of the tournament, but, now, with this win, he has kept himself alive and if Rafael Nadal manages to get better of Tomas Berdych in his next match, Wawrinka will make it to the final 4.
Talking to the reporters in the post match interview, Wawrinka said, “I did what I had to do. I won and now, it’s all up to Rafa. He is a great player and I hope he wins his next match.”
On the other hand, Ferrer was gutted to end up on the losing side even after getting up by a set. The Spaniard said, “I think I played too many matches off late. I didn’t realize that coming into this tournament, but, now, I have realized that. Participating in 7 competitions in space of 50 days is just too much.”
In the opening set, Wawrinka started well and was ahead by 5-2 at one point of time, but, Ferrer made a tremendous come back and won 4 games on the trot to make the score 6-5 in his favour. He was serving for the set in the 12th game, but, he failed to serve it out and the set went into the tie breaker.
In the tie breaker, Ferrer kept his nerves and ended up winning it easily to grab the first set.
But, from there onwards, Wawrinka began dominating. The Swiss number 2 broke Ferrer’s serve four times in the next two sets and won both the sets by profound margins to finish off the match.