Very recently David spoke to the Spanish press about 2018 so far. Below you can find the translation of his words and at the end, the sources from which we translated.
From As Deportes:
David Ferrer spoke to El Larguero de la Cadena SER to take stock of the year 2018.
A year in which 'Ferru' has been protagonist with his victory against Kohlschreiber in Davis Cup and where he became a first-time father a few weeks later but in which he has also gone through a crisis of results that have led him to be number 60 of the ATP rankings.
Ferrer himself explained how these months have gone for him. "It's been two different months. It's been a rush of emotions after the Davis Cup and a week after my son was born and I was at home for a month. It all had some impact physically and mentally, to travel to have better results. I won 2 matches since the Davis Cup and since I am a father but since the year begun, I don’t have the results I was expecting. Since Auckland, I didn’t win much more matches. This is a reality I accept and which I try to deal with in the best possible way. I don’t like to see myself 62 of the world when I've been a player for all my career who has won x matches, but it's also true that I'm 36 years old, I've never had a major injury and I've always had a chance to play when I wanted".
Ferrer was also asked about the photo he posted on his Twitter with the message 'Life is a camino'. "I had a good memory of it and it helps me to face moments that I haven’t experienced before and to face new experiences. I'm fine, I'm very happy with how I'm carrying things, how I'm accepting them, I've matured mentally. If only when I was 30 years old, when I was at my best, I could have had this mental maturity! Now I'm more mature mentally but I don’t have the tennis I had at this time."
Ferrer analysed his past and his stay in the Top-10 and Top-15 for several years, with numerous victories and painful defeats. "I won many matches and for many years I have been in the Top-10 or among the Top 15 and that makes you win many matches and lose a few. When I was losing, I was taking the defeat much worse, very badly. I just won Buenos Aires and Acapulco and my exit in the second round of Indian Wells was a “national drama”. My wife came to Acapulco and I lost in the final against Rafa Nadal and I didn’t talk to her for the entire day. There are things that are taken to the limit which don’t make sense. With this mental maturity I would have enjoyed the victories more".
From El Larguero:
About the withdrawal: Ferrer has been asked if his career is coming to an end. "No doubt" acknowledged the man from Alicante, who says that "a part of me is leaving, now I play without expectations, I notice that this journey of my life is coming to an end".
"Next year I'll play some invitational tournaments, the ones I like the most, and I'll see where and when I retire."
"I want to live this US Open as if it were my last Grand Slam", said the tennis player from Jávea.
The tennis player, champion of three Davis Cups, also affirms that "I have so much problems with my achilles’ tendons that when I get up and I practically can’t go downstairs, it worries me. It has been an agony.”
“I would like to retire at home, at the Godó or in Madrid”, said Ferrer, who says his life is going to be much more in Jávea, and "with the family.".
The tennis player, 36 years old and with a pristine career, now facing his American tour, will play in Toronto and Cincinnati before the US Open and will stop to analyze what his future will be.
El Larguero http://cadenaser.com/programa/2018/07/25/el_larguero/1532549141_143404.html