Is it possible to improve even when you are 33? Yes, it is and David Ferrer has proved it! 2 days after winning the ATP title in Kuala Lumpur, the Spanish player spoke about his season where, under the guide of his new coach Paco Fogues, he has massively improved.
"However the year ends, the season is very positive - Ferrer said to Marca - I felt very well from a tennis point of view (despite suffering from an elbow injury for 3 months).
The collaboration with coach Pago Fogues and fitness trainer Miguel Maeso went well and I'm happy of it. This year I was finally able to step forward, after 3-4 years where I wasn't improving". "As soon as you're getting older - continued the Spaniard - it's not physically easy.
You need to rest more and you start losing your spark, although I feel like I have improved on other aspects". This week Ferrer passed Nadal and he is now World No. 7 and Spanish No. 1 in the ranking. However, Ferru doesn't care of the statistics: "What matters is the career, I don't care if at the end of the year I'm a Top 8 or a Top 6 Player". Ferrer is currently 8th in the Race and he has almost 1.000 points over Richard Gasquet, who is following in 9th place.
"I still didn't qualify (for ATP World Tour Finals). You need to win matches, there are still 5 tournaments left and I'll try my best to do it" . The Spaniard has won his first round match in Beijing against Thomaz Bellucci.