Ferrer would have multiple Barcelona titles and a significantly higher ranking if he hadn’t been stopped so regularly by Nadal.
“I think Rafael is very, very important for us because he’s the best player in the history of Spain and one of the best of the world.
I don’t care if without Rafael I was the No. 1 of Spain, because I think I learn a lot with him, being close to him.
I think in Spain people are looking more at tennis because of Rafael in these moments, and I think it’s very good for us (and) for the other players.
He texted me today. He say, ‘Good luck’. Nothing special.
I learn a lot of him. I learned mentality, and he’s a very, very great person. He’s one of the best and he’s a normal person.”