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Ferrer Finds Repeat Of 2012 A Tricky Proposition

Doha, Qatar

Ferrer© QTF/Paul ZimmerTop seed David Ferrer took time out in Doha on Monday.

World No. 5 David Ferrer believes it will be hard to replicate his 2012 season in the New Year.

Ferrer won an ATP World Tour-best seven titles and 76 matches in 2012. “It will be difficult to win the same like last year," he said in Doha on Monday. "Last year, of course, was the best of my career, and this year I will try to do [the same] again. I am really trying to improve my game and … [ensure] I am focused every point.”

“My goal is to be [in the] Top 10. It is difficult to win a Grand Slam [championship]. I never [reached a] final. Every year is more difficult, because I am older.”

Ferrer has an 18-15 record in ATP World Tour finals. He will play a qualifier in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open first round. He is returning to Doha for the third time and the first time since 2005.

The Spaniard will be looking to improve on a 1-2 record at the ATP World Tour 250 hard-court tournament. Eight years ago, he lost to Roger Federer in the first round and in 2002 fell to Jan-Michael Gambill in the second round.

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