Ferrer Named Spanish Player Of The Year
by ATP Staff|
World No. 5 David Ferrer was named as the Spanish Tennis Player of the Year on Sunday, an award presented by the Association of Spanish Tennis Writers (APT). Like Rafael Nadal, the 30-year-old Ferrer has now won the award twice, having also been chosen in 2006.
“This season has been the best of my career and I will never forget it for many reasons,” said Ferrer. “It was a shame to lose the Davis Cup final, but when you fight as hard as you can and accept you can’t do any more, the defeats are less painful; we could not have given any more.”
Ferrer compiled an ATP World Tour-best 76-15 match record in 2012, winning seven ATP World Tour titles, more than any other player, including his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris (d. Janowicz). He reached the quarter-finals at all four majors, going onto reach the semi-finals at Roland Garros (l. to Nadal) and the US Open (l. to Djokovic). He was unbeaten in six Davis Cup matches for Spain, collecting both rubbers for his nation in a 3-2 defeat to the Czech Republic in last month’s final.
Doubles pairing Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez were named Revelation of the Year for their efforts in the Davis Cup and victory at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, where they became the first Spanish champions since Manuel Orantes and Joan Gisbert in 1975.