David Ferrer seems to have hit his peak form this year, after he demolished Austria’s Dominic Thiem in just over an hour at the masters 1000 in Cincinnati. Questions were raised about his drop in rankings recently, and about his future as a whole. He has backed up his good form, after a title in Bastad, with a victory over Dominc Thiem in Cincinnati to secure a semi-final berth.
After starting the year at a ranking of 46, he has managed to bridge the gap, and will be one of the movers of the week, as he will return to the top 25. The former world number three, who is renowned for his relentless hitting from the back of the court and never-ending stamina, also troubled Roger Federer last week in Montreal, even though he lost the match. However, today he made sure that he closed out the match without any slip-ups and in the process recorded his first victory over a top ten player since 2015. He has not made the semi-finals of any masters’ 1000 event since two years. The 2014 finalist will be gunning for his first masters’ 1000 title since 2015 and look to gather some points ahead of the US open.
As the final Grand slam of the year draws closer, the veteran (35 years old) will look to do well at the flushing meadows, with his confidence back to a familiar territory. With many top players opting out of the US open this year, Ferrer will look to go deep into the tournament, and end the year on a high.
The Australian Nick Kyrgios in the semi- finals of the Cincinnati masters downed him. Nick Kyrgios in turn went on to lose the finals to Grigor Dimitrov. Kyrgios though was full of praise for Ferrer in the post match conference, and said that he revered him.