Tennis' Ferrer Famously Not Famous

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NEW YORK -- Have you ever heard of David Ferrer? I thought not, but don’t fret. This doesn't make you some hopeless ignoramus.

Even the tennis zealots for whom the name "David Ferrer" has become a mainstay know that David Ferrer is sort of like a healthy but unimposing tree in the yard that you notice only every few months. He might get to the fourth round of a Grand Slam without reports of anybody ever really seeing him. Oh, he lost. That means he must have been here.

The bustling majority of humanity that does not follow tennis would not know David Ferrer if he knocked on their door next Tuesday afternoon, which means they would have no idea he has almost $15 million in career earnings, which means they would not even know to ask him for a...

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