Shows how rankings are distorted. Ferrer's great and all, but he's basically a 250 vulture.
I think that's a bit over the top. There's this idea that Ferrer can't beat the top players, but the way he demolished Del Potro at Wimbledon last year, for instance, was pretty much a masterclass of how to expose your opponent's weaknesses.
Ok he's not as good as the top four, but he deserves a lot of credit in my opinion. He gives up such an advantage with his height that it's a miracle he can even compete at the top level at all - far less reach the final of slams.