Who wants to hug David Ferrer? A host of stars wanted to hug David Ferrer and the Spaniard was happy to oblige at the Argentina Open.
Ferrer is currently on his farewell tour as he will retire in May, and he said his goodbyes in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.
A brief ceremony was held before the 36-year-old’s first-round match against Malek Jaziri from Tunisia and he quickly got involved in a hug-a-thon with a host of South American tennis legends.
Former US Open winner and Argentine great Gabriela Sabatini, former ATP top 10 player Martin Jaite as well as current stars Diego Schwartzman, Juan Monaco, Juan Ignacio Chela, Guillermo Coria and Jose Acasuso all wanted a piece from the veteran.
“I feel at home. That’s why I chose to play here. I am happy for the recognition of players and former players. I’m very fond of them. I liked the surprise,” Ferrer said after he beat Jaziri.
And of course he said his thanks on Twitter after the match as well.
Gracias 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/dp5D4Tl9Tr
— David Ferrer (@DavidFerrer87) February 13, 2019
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