Ferrer will rise to No. 3, take a month off

by: Matt Cronin July 03, 2013

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After falling in the Wimbledon quarterfinals to Juan Martin del Potro, David Ferrer says that he needs to rest three or four weeks. The Spaniard is suffering an ankle injury, but will move to a career-high No. 3 when the new rankings are released next week.

“I will take two weeks of holiday, sure, and I will have to treatment my ankle, because the USA season is very important for me,” he said. “I think I have never been three weeks or four weeks stop playing any tournament. So now is perfect for to rest. I am 31 years old and I need to take my time.”

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