David Ferrer Ern is a Spanish professional tennis player who is World No. 5 in the ATP Rankings, the second-highest ranked Spaniard behind World No. 4 Rafael Nadal
. Ferrer is known as a clay-court specialist and turned professional in 2000. He was part of the Spain Davis Cup team that won the finals in 2008, 2009 and 2011. He was also runner-up at the Tennis Masters Cup in 2007. He won his first ATP title in Bucharest in 2002. He won Challenger titles in Naples, Valencia, and Sassuolo. All of the 10 ATP match wins and 34 of 35 Challenger wins came on clay. The year 2003 saw Ferrer defeat Andre Agassi at the Rome Masters. In doubles, Ferrer won his first two ATP titles in Viña del Mar and Acapulco (with partner Ventura) and earned a career-high of US$951,772 in 2005. In 2006, he won a second career ATP title in a five-hour final in Stuttgart. A year later he captured his second title of the year and fourth of his career, beating Nicolás Almagro in the final of the Swedish Open in Båstad. On 20 April 2008, he captured his first ATP title of the year at the Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana. In 2010, he defeated Marcel Granollers to win the ninth career title at the Valencia Open 500. He secured his tenth title at the 2011 Heineken Open. In the Davis Cup Final in December David Ferrer won his match against Juan Martín Del Potro. He won his first tournament of 2012 in Auckland New Zealand at the Heineken Open ATP 250 and followed it up with victories at 2012 Copa Claro, Acapulco Mexico Open and 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.