Retired Spanish Legend Takes Up New Charge at Gerard Pique’s Revamped Davis Cup

Published 06/21/2022, 12:08 PM EDT
ACAPULCO, MEXICO – FEBRUARY 27: David Ferrer of Spain receives a tribute after having retired during the match between David Ferrer of Spain and Alexander Zverev of Germany as part of the day 3 of the Telcel Mexican Open 2019 at Mextenis Stadium on February 27, 2019 in Acapulco, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

Former World No. 3 David Ferrer has been active in the tennis world even after his retirement in 2019. Since becoming the director at the Barcelona Open, the Spaniard has been massively impressive now moving to another stage in his new career – the Davis Cup.

Ferrer will replace Albert Costa at the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals as the new tournament director, similar to the situation in Barcelona in 2019.

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David Ferrer becomes the new technical director of Davis Cup

Ferrer is a fan of the tournament and will now take over the reins from Costa once again. He won the tournament in 2008, 2009, and 2011 with his country, Spain. Talking after his appointment, Ferrer said, “I’m very excited about joining the project.

“The Davis Cup is a unique competition. As a player, it is one of the tournaments that you always want to play because of what it means. You compete as a team, defend the colors of your country, spend a week with your teammates and the atmosphere in the stands is incredible.” (Translated via Google Translate)

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16 teams will participate in this year’s event in four cities – Bologna, Glasgow, Hamburg, and Valencia. This will be followed by the quarter-finals in Malaga in November.

David Ferrer: Career timeline

Ferrer is always known for his superb clay court performances in his career. The Spaniard made his debut in 2000, winning 27 titles over his glorious time on the court. Additionally, his best performance at a Grand Slam came in 2013, reaching the Roland Garros final losing to Rafael Nadal.

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MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 07: David Ferrer of Spain in action against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during day four of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on May 07, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The 2012 season is Ferrer’s best winning the ATP 1000 event in Paris. With a solid backhand game and splendid endurance, Ferrer solidified his position as Spain’s No. 2 after Nadal.

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However, with injuries and fitness issues, he dropped from the rankings, eventually calling it quits in 2019. Ferrer also won 13 of his 27 titles on clay, saving his best form for the red dirt.

What was your favorite moment from David Ferrer’s career? Let us know in the comments!

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Mario Fernandes

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Mario Fernandes is a Formula 1 writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his graduation in Mathematics, followed by a Post Graduation Diploma in Journalism. Mario has been a sportsman and a sports fan from a very young age and has represented his school and college in sports like soccer, tennis, and cricket at the district level.

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