Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, RR: Rafael Nadal Vs. David Ferrer

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Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Time: 2 pm local time (London) / 2 pm BST, 3 pm CET (Madrid),  9 am EDT (New York)

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Coming into London, Rafael Nadal has reached the final at 13 of the 15 tournaments he’s played this year, lifting 10 trophies along the way. Overall, Rafa holds a 47-8 record over his Group A opposition. The World No. 1 will open his quest against his countryman David Ferrer, who will be riding high in confidence after defeating Nadal in the BNP Paribas Masters semi-finals last week. Good luck Rafa!

World No. 1 Rafa Nadal brings a 20-5 head-to-head record against Ferrer, who won their semi-final meeting 63 75 three days ago at ATP Masters 1000 Paris. Ferrer holds a 4-3 advantage on hard courts (2-0 indoors) against Nadal. Ferrer is trying to defeat his countryman in back-to-back meetings for the second time. In 2007, Ferrer won in 4R at the US Open and in round robin play at the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai en route to the final. Nadal is two match wins away from finishing No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings for the third time in his career (2008, ’10). He has qualified for the year-end finale nine years in a row (did not play in 2005, ’08 and last year due to injury). He was runner-up here in 2010 (l. to Federer). Nadal comes in with a 71-6 match record on the season, including 10-3 in finals. Ferrer has reached a career-high nine ATP World Tour finals this year (2-7), including the past three weeks in Stockholm (l. to Dimitrov), Valencia (l. to Youzhny) and Paris (l. to Djokovic). Last year he won a career-high seven titles.

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris
France
Hard S Ferrer, David
6-3, 7-5 Stats
2013 Roland Garros
France
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-2, 6-3 Stats
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
Italy
Clay Q Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 4-6, 6-2 Stats
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid
Spain
Clay Q Nadal, Rafael
4-6, 7-6(3), 6-0 Stats
2013 Acapulco
Mexico
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-0, 6-2 Stats
2012 Roland Garros
France
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 6-2, 6-1 Stats
2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
Italy
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
7-6(6), 6-0 Stats
2012 Barcelona
Spain
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
7-6(1), 7-5 Stats
2011 Barcelona
Spain
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 6-4 Stats
2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 7-5 Stats
2011 Australian Open
Australia
Hard Q Ferrer, David
6-4, 6-2, 6-3 Stats
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
Italy
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 6-2 Stats
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 6-3 Stats
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami
FL, U.S.A.
Hard R16 Nadal, Rafael
7-6(5), 6-4 Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada
MontrTal, Canada
Hard R32 Nadal, Rafael
4-3 RET Stats
2009 Barcelona
Spain
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 7-5 Stats
2008 Barcelona
Spain
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-1, 4-6, 6-1 Stats
2008 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay Q Nadal, Rafael
6-1, 7-5 Stats
2007 Tennis Masters Cup
China
Hard RR Ferrer, David
4-6, 6-4, 6-3 Stats
2007 US Open
NY, U.S.A.
Hard R16 Ferrer, David
6-7(3), 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-2 Stats
2007 Barcelona
Spain
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 6-1 Stats
2005 Roland Garros
France
Clay Q Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 6-2, 6-0 Stats
2005 ATP Masters Series Rome
Italy
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
4-6, 6-4, 7-5 Stats
2005 ATP Masters Series Miami
FL, U.S.A.
Hard S Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-3 Stats
2004 Stuttgart
Germany
Clay Q Ferrer, David
6-3, 6-7(3), 7-5 Stats

One comment

  1. the final of 13 of the 16 (not 15) tournaments played. lost three finals (Zeballos, Djoko, Djoko). Lost three other matches before final: Wimbledon, Shanghai and Paris.

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