Ferrer’s 2005 presidential campaign was a disaster. The first thing he did was endorse Hillary Clinton. But after her endorsement, he lost to Djokovic in the runoff. And his second run ended in defeat, when he was defeated by Denis Istomin in the quarterfinals. While the campaign may be over, the result is not. With the support of former mayor David Dinkins, he finally won the White House.
He reached the semi-finals of the French Open and won the ATP World Tour Finals, but lost to the no. 1 seed Sergio Garcia. He went on to lose to David Nalbandian, the winner of the US Open. Although the win in the Paris Masters was a victory for the Spanish team, he could not beat David Nalbandian. The defeat was also a blow to his ranking. Even in the US Open, he was beaten by world no. 49 by Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.
In 2005, Ferrer won the nomination at the French Open. His campaign was strident and focused on his Catholic background. He played well until the incident, but then he lost badly to a dark-skinned Hispanic. It was an important moment for the election. He made history in that year. But his nomination has also been a setback for the Argentine. The Spaniard had to withdraw due to illness, but the Argentine is still the favorite.
In 2006, Ferrer won the French Open, but fell short to Rafael Nadal. He lost in the semifinals and the finals, but he won the ATP World Tour Finals, reaching the Grand Slams and the Olympic Games. In 2007, he lost to Ivo Karlovic, who is now the world’s top-ranked player. This was a big breakthrough for the Spaniard. A big win for the Spanish Open was the last time he competed in a major tournament.
After losing to Andy Roddick in Rome, Fernando Ferrer made a comeback and advanced to the semi-finals in the French Open. In the final against Rafael Nadal, he lost to Fabrice Santoro. In the Australian Open, Ferrer made it to the final, but lost to a 74-ranked Andy Roddick. Then he drew a final against Andre Agassi.
The year after his last final appearance, Ferrer reached his second Grand Slam final. He lost to Rafael Nadal in a tiebreaker, but won the title by a wide margin. In 2011, he had reached the semi-finals and then went on to reach the final. However, he lost to his hometown hero David Nalbandian in the first round. After his loss, he reached the top 10 of the world.
On the other hand, he was a star in his time. After a poor run in the 2004 and 2005 elections, he won the ATP 250 at the Madrid Open. Then he went on to win the 2008 Wimbledon Championship. In the United States, Ferrer lost to Denis Istomin, who was a favored rival of his. He lost to Rafael Nadal in the final and fell to the Spanish player in the French Open.