In an interview to Razon, the former world No. 3 David Ferrer commented on the Next Generation' potential. 'Zverev is young but already a reality. You also have Thiem, Tsitsipas. A lot of very good players are coming, very talented players, but Spain should not expect another Nadal', said the 36-year-old.
On how his off-season went, Ferrer added: 'It was not usual because I was with my family in Javea but I also trained, I had commitments, there is the Academy and I saw matches because I keep liking tennis.' Ferrer does not plan to compete at any Grand Slam in 2019.
Why? 'I was happy to end my Grand Slam career with a match on the US Open central court against Rafa. At these levels, I do not like to play on the court 19 in a Grand Slam.' On what convinced him to retire, Ferrer said: 'There was a moment in which you see you do not win matches that you are used to doing or you cannot play the tournament you would love to.
There you see it's a good moment to finish.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title