David Ferrer Hires Former ATP Pro from Spain as his New Coach


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David Ferrer Hires Former ATP Pro from Spain as his New Coach

Tennis - Spain's David Ferrer, still hoping to make it to London for the ATP World Tour Finals, has hired a new coach for the 2015 season. The Spaniard, who has had a disappointing 2014 season having dropped from No.

3 in January to his current position of No. 6, has hired Francisco Fogues as his new coach. 37-year-old Fogues, also from Spain, peaked at No. 179 in the world rankings in 2003. Ferrer split with long-time coach Javier Piles in December 2013 and has traveled without a coach since the US Open, having completed his contract with Jose Altur.

The Spaniard has not won a title since February and on Thursday, he defeated Fernando Verdasco in straight sets to move into the quarter-finals of the ATP Paris Masters. He will meet the winner of the Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs.

Kei Nishikori match. Ferrer needs to reach the final in Paris this week to ensure a berth in London but could get there if he loses before the final based on how his rivals for the remaining berths fare this week. ALSO READ - FERRER SAYS NADAL IS ONE OF HIS CLOSEST FRIENDS IN THE LOCKER ROOM