David Ferrer is ranked No.3 in the world and has won five overall Auckland ATP tennis tournaments and today he was honoured for his achievements in tennis here in NZ.
He was presented with a Manaia from Aotearoa Māori Tennis that has two heads, which represent remembering the past and looking forward to the future.
Ferrer appeared slightly confused when greeted by some of the Māori cultures ceremonials. However he enjoyed the experience and concluded his honoured achievements with a speech about how much the tournament meant to him.
He's thought to win the Auckland ATP tennis tournament for a record-breaking fourth time in a row and fifth time overall.
David Ferrer will play tomorrow.