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  • Dec 22, 2014
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David Ferrer

Flair outshines flare as Rafael Nadal seals great eight

Rafael Nadal's smile is reflected in the trophy as he celebrates French Open title number eight, a record number of grand slam wins at the same event. Photo: AFP

Nadal claimed his 12th major with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win over his Spanish compatriot who was playing in his first grand slam final at the age of 31 and at the 42nd time of asking.

Monday, 10 June, 2013, 3:37am

Nadal seeks grand slam record at French Open

Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer will feature in an all-Spain final at the French Open today. Ferrer has reached his maiden final without losing a set, but has lost eight straight to Nadal. Photos: EPA, AFP

Rafael Nadal is happy to suffer if it allows him to become the first man to capture the same grand slam title eight times when he tackles Spanish compatriot David Ferrer in today's French Open final.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

David Ferrer, Andy Murray to meet in Miami final

Andy Murray hits a forehand against Richard Gasquet during their semi-final match in Miami. Photo: AP

Former winner Andy Murray and third seed David Ferrer will meet in the final of the Miami Masters after both rallied from opening set losses to win their semi-finals in three sets.

31 Mar 2013 - 3:46am

Short Sport, March 3, 2013

Wang Chien-ming threw six shutout innings. Photo: AP

Golf officials denied rumours of a malaria outbreak on the LPGA Tour yesterday after Natalie Gulbis and Pak Se-ri pulled out of the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore due to illness and staff members also fell sick.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

Novak Djokovic's legendary fitness to be tested in match with David Ferrer

Novak Djokovic

Defending champion Novak Djokovic will face another test of his extraordinary fitness when he takes on Spanish terrier David Ferrer for a place in the Australian Open final today.

24 Jan 2013 - 5:08am

Djokovic books place in Melbourne semi-final with win over Berdych

A multiple-exposure photo showing Novak Djokovic preparing for a return against Tomas Berdych in their quarter-final. Photo: AFP

Super-fit reigning champion Novak Djokovic shrugged off the exertions of his five-hour epic with Stanislas Wawrinka as he booked an Australian Open semi-final with David Ferrer.

23 Jan 2013 - 4:39am

Ferrer stages ‘miracle’ fightback at Australian Open

David Ferrer of Spain. Photo: EPA

David Ferrer clawed back from two sets down to overhaul his Spanish Davis Cup team-mate Nicolas Almagro in five sets and reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

22 Jan 2013 - 4:07pm

Ferrer, Almagro set up all-Spanish quarter-final at Australian Open

David Ferrer wore down Japan’s Kei Nishikori in straight sets to reach his third straight quarter-final at the year-opening Grand Slam. Photo: EPA

David Ferrer will face Nicolas Almagro in an all-Spanish quarter-final at the Australian Open after they took contrasting roads to the last eight on Sunday.

Ferrer, the fourth seed in celebrated countryman Rafael Nadal’s absence, wore down Japan’s Kei Nishikori in straight sets to reach his third straight quarter-final at the year-opening Grand Slam.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Short Sport, January 13, 2013

Bernard Tomic

Southern sink Tai Po, but miss FA Cup berth

13 Jan 2013 - 6:22am

David Ferrer wins against Dustin Brown and rips court at Qatar Open

Dustin Brown's locks fly as he reacts after winning a point against Ferrer. Photo: Reuters

Top-seeded David Ferrer started the new season with a dropped first set at the Qatar Open to Dustin Brown, a qualifier outside the world's top 150, and a damaged court which opened like a crater on the moon.

Repairs appeared to involve tape and glue on a tear about five feet behind the baseline where Ferrer's heel had ripped into the surface.

3 Jan 2013 - 4:43am

Ferrer avoids falling into a hole

Spain's David Ferrer. Photo: AFP

Top-seeded David Ferrer started the new season with a dropped first set here on Tuesday to Dustin Brown, a qualifier outside the world’s top 150, and a damaged court which opened like a crater on the moon.

Repairs appeared to involve tape and glue on a tear about five feet behind the baseline where Ferrer’s heel had ripped into the surface.

2 Jan 2013 - 9:37am