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2012 By The Numbers... Ferrer Tops Title Leaders

By The Numbers

Ferrer© Getty ImagesDavid Ferrer won an ATP-best seven titles in 2012. takes a look at the 2012 season by the numbers, beginning today with part one, which celebrates David Ferrer's stellar season and Spanish dominance on the ATP World Tour. 

Singles Titles Leaders
Spain’s David Ferrer won a tour-best 76 matches in 2012, winning more titles than anyone else (seven). Ferrer and Roger Federer were the only two players to win titles on all three surfaces – clay, grass and hard. Take a look at the break down of the singles title leaders this season.

Player Total Clay Grass Hard
David Ferrer 7 3 1 3
Novak Djokovic 6     6
Roger Federer 6 1 1 4
Juan Martin del Potro 4 1   3
Juan Monaco 4 3   1
Rafael Nadal 4 4    
Andy Murray 3   1 2

Unseeded Winners
There were just four unseeded winners in 2012, as opposed to 14 in 2011.

Jarkko Nieminen* Sydney 
Jurgen Melzer  Memphis
Tommy Haas ^ Halle 
Thomaz Bellucci Gstaad

*Nieminen was a qualifier
^Haas was a wild card

All Countrymen Finals
In a strong season for Spanish tennis, there were five all-Spanish finals on the ATP World Tour in 2012. Only France (two) and Argentina (one) could join Spain in boasting all countrymen finals. 

Doha Jo-Wilfried Tsonga d. Gael Monfils (FRA)
Vina del Mar Juan Monaco d. Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
Buenos Aires David Ferrer d. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
Acapulco David Ferrer d. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Casablanca Pablo Andujar d. Albert Ramos (ESP)
Barcelona Rafael Nadal d. David Ferrer (ESP)
Bastad David Ferrer d. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
Bangkok Richard Gasquet d. Gilles Simon (FRA)

Titles By Country
Of the 62 tournaments on the ATP World Tour, Spanish players featured in 21 of those finals, taking home 14 titles. Take a look at the breakdown of the country protagonists on the ATP World Tour.

Country (2011) 2012 W-L Winners
Spain (13-20) 14-7 Ferrer-7, Nadal-4, Almagro-2, Andujar
Argentina (2-4) 8-4 del Potro-4, Monaco-4
Serbia (12-5) 7-7 Djokovic-6, Tipsarevic
Switzerland (5-2) 6-4 Federer-6
U.S.A. (5-5) 5-3 Isner-2, Roddick-2, Querrey
France (5-6) 4-11 Tsonga-2, Simon, Gasquet
Great Britain (5-1) 3-4 Murray-3

Stay tuned for part two tomorrow.

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