On the Latin American Golden Swing,Dominic Thiem has found a home as he surged on to win the ATP World Tour titleat the Rio Open presented on Sunday by Claro.
In one hour and 34 minutes, the Austrian fought past Pablo CarrenoBusta winning 7-5, 6-4 and going on to take home the trophy at the Jockey Club Brasileiro.
The ATP World Tour crown would be his eight so far, second at the 500 level and third on the Golden Swing He had also previously triumphed in Buenos Aires and Acapulco in 2016. Firing 25 winners, he prevailed over CarrenoBustawith 14 on his forehand wing and seven aces.
In order to extend his FedEx ATP Head2Head edge to 5-1, Thiem also fired on thereby converting four of eight break chances. Read more »
David Ferrer, 34, recently addressed his lack of a grand slam title.
Having had an astonishing career on the court so far, the talented sportsman hinted that the main reason he has not won any grand slam title was simply because he doesn’t “deserve” it.
In a recent interview, the player was quoted to have said: “I don’t have a grand slam because I don’t deserve one. Despite not having the much coveted title the player does not believe his career will be less impressive if he fails to attain the grand slam in his forthcoming years.
This comes as no surprise as ferrer has had a really outstanding career and boasts of victories in several games. He possesses a staggering 685 singles wins, ranks 13 in the all-time victory list, and yet throughout his successful 16-year career the grand slam title still proves elusive.
In the history of the game, not very many players surpasses David Ferrer in the number of single games won. In fact, only three active players; Roger Federer with 742 wins, Rafael Nadal with 804 wins and Novak Djokovic with 1080, have won more singles than the tennis star. The closest that the talented sports man has come to bagging a major event was in 2013 when he reached the French open final but lost that showdown to a ferocious Rafael Nadal, a fellow Davis cup teammate.
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In the Australian Open this year David Ferrer is being considered as an unlucky player.
He is a great player, but being one of the big four in the top numbers is tough and that is what makes it difficult for him to win a well deserved title. Many feel that if he had been born at a different time he would probably have won a few Grand Slam titles by now. However, with the big four names who are his contemporaries, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, it has been difficult for him
. The loss that he had last Wednesday in the quarterfinals stands testimony for that.
He has been deterred by injury as well as other issues that have been out of the game. However, though he has been able to claim titles and victories that could have been his, the hard work that he puts in his games do not go unnoticed. The Spaniard was unable to go through to the semi finals. He lost out to Andy Murray who is now second seeded in the world titles. However, among the best players in Grand Slam he has been among the top 16. He even reached the finals, which makes it commendable for him, the way he has stuck around and persevered. Read more »
David Ferrer remained in good form right throughout 2015 winning as many as five singles title on the way and ending the season as the no. 8 player in the world.
It was one of his better runs in the recent times and he reckons most of the credit for that has to go to his coaching staff and the trainers.
“My team deserves a lot of praise for the way they have gone about their job, the coach as well as the other people associated with me. Their contribution has been immense. I don’t think without the work that they have done, it would have been possible for me to stand where I currently stand in the rankings.” said the 33-year old talking to a newspaper last evening.
Ferrer’s compatriot Rafael Nadal, however, did not enjoy the same amount of success during the year.
Rafa, who is one of the all time greats and quite easily the best player that Spain has produced ever, failed to make any significant impact and found himself without any major when the season finished.
It was quite disappointing for Rafa’s fans. Since 2004, it had never happened that he had not been able to clinch even one major in a whole season. Read more »
This is one of the hardest phases that David Ferrer has ever gone through in his 15-year long career.
He has already pulled away from quite a few events including the Wimbledon Championships because of his elbow problem and he is supposed to be going to have to stay away from the tour for a little more time.
The Western & Southern Open is up next and although there have been no official words regarding the withdrawal of the Spaniard from that tournament as yet, the reports coming from the sources close to him indicate that he will have to miss out.
Earlier, when Ferrer had opted to take his name out of Montreal, his representative had stated that his recovery was not being as quick as expected, but, it was on the right lines and the player was going to be fine for the coming tournaments. However, that does not look like to be the case.
If Ferrer does not play in Cincinnati, that will surely put some serious doubts in the minds of his fans about the state of his injury.
There is not that much time left for the US Open to start. So, if his recovery continues to be ultra slow as has been suggested, the chances of him being absent from the second grand slam in a row would be bright. Read more »