Wimbledon 2012: Why David Ferrer Is Being Underappreciated

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Wimbledon 2012: Why David Ferrer Is Being Underappreciated
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With the quarterfinals in the men's side of the draw set at the 2012 edition of Wimbledon, it is interesting to see how much David Ferrer is being underappreciated in his chances to advance.

Sure, also in the quarters are the likes of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, but there are many reasons why Ferrer should not be taken for granted as much as he is.

While the argument exists that he may not be in the same category as the "big three" or has never won a major—let alone played in a final in a Grand Slam tournament—he does possess a lethal combination of grit and talent.

Which means this year at Wimbledon will present a completely different storyline than what many people think when it comes to his upcoming matches.

So without further wait, here are five reasons why David Ferrer is being underappreciated and how that could be bad news for his opponents—like Andy Murray, who he faces off in the quarters today.

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