In an interview to Onda Cero David Ferrer was asked if he congratulated Rafael Nadal for being a world No. 1 again on November 4. The former world No. 3 said: "For the number one not. No not. Rafa has a lot of things and even more with the life he has, with all what surrounds him and all what means to be Rafa Nadal.
I send him a text message when he achieves an important win or when he has an injury that worries me. I was with his coach Carlos Moya and I asked him some things, I met Toni Nadal last week too... But Rafa has a lot of things and he is the number one in everything for all the things he deals with.
There is no tennis player who is able to do what he does." Asked how he sees tennis from outside, Ferrer replied: "Generations chance and I try to mostly look at the new players, how they evolve, how they play, for example Matteo Berrettini, how he is evolving his tennis...
When you are inside you do not realize many things. From outside, when you are calmer, you think about what you couild have done better. At the end of the day I accept it." Asked if he will become Spain's Davis Cup team captain, Ferrer said: "I would like to do it but not now.
I just ended my career and there are many more skilled players like Juan Carlos Ferrero. My time will come and now it's not my time." On Andres Gimeno's death, he concluded: "He was a reference point for us.
I personally met him and he was a tennis pioneer. Thank to players like him we won Davis Cups. They are part of tennis history and it's a very big loss."