FERNANDO VERDASCO

  • Fernando Verdasco beats Gilles Simon to reach 3rd round in Paris October 28, 2014

    Paris: Fernando Verdasco advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters by beating 15th-seeded Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 Tuesday. Verdasco, a former top-10 player from Spain, broke Simon on match point when the Frenchman sent a forehand long. In the first round, Tommy Robredo of Spain beat Vasek Pospisil of...
  • Dimitrov reaches Stockholm Open quarterfinals October 16, 2014

    Stockholm: Defending champion Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open by defeating Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday. The Bulgarian, who had a bye into the second round, was put under pressure in both sets but needed just one match point to seal his tie-breaker victory. Spain's...
  • Fernando Verdasco, Leonardo Mayer advance at Stockholm Open October 15, 2014

    Fernando Verdasco is through to the second round of the Stockholm Open after beating Marinko Matosevic of Australia 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Tuesday. The Spaniard hit eight aces and saved as many break points to advance. Fifth-seeded Leonardo Mayer also reached the second round after a 6-4, 6-4 win over Donald Young,...
  • Andy Murray advances to quarterfinals at French Open June 2, 2014

    Paris: Andy Murray held on through a tough third set and advanced to the quarterfinals of the French Open by beating Fernando Verdasco of Spain 64, 75, 76 (3) on Monday. Murray was up a break early in the third set, but a firedup Verdasco saved 11 break points before finally...
  • Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court April 14, 2014

    Houston: Fernando Verdasco won the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4). The 30-year-old Verdasco ended a six-match losing streak in tournament finals. He also reached the doubles final and had been...
  • Nicolas Almagro, Fernando Verdasco advance to Clay Court final April 13, 2014

    Houston: Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco set up an all-Spanish final in the US Men's Clay Court Championship. The fourth-seeded Verdasco beat Colombia's Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday, and the third-seeded Almagro advanced when American Sam Querrey pulled out because of a back injury. Almagro, a 12-time winner on the ATP...
  • Fernando Verdasco advances to Clay Court semi-finals April 12, 2014

    Fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco beat Donald Young Jr. 7-6 (1), 6-1 on Friday in the quarter-finals of the US Men's Clay Court Championships. Verdasco, from Spain, will face Santiago Giraldo in the semi-finals on Saturday. Giraldo beat Colombian compatriot Alejandro Gonzalez 6-3, 6-4. Sam Querrey beat Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-7 (8), 6-3 to...
  • Spanish duo upset Bryan brothers in London finale November 12, 2013

    London: American duo Bob and Mike Bryan's incredible year ended in disapppointment when they were beaten by Spain's Fernando Verdasco and David Marrero in the ATP Tour Finals doubles final on Monday. Verdasco and Marrero, the sixth seeds, upset the favourites 75 67(3) 107 as the title went to a Spanish...
  • Leander PaesRadek Stepanek lose in ATP World Tour Finals November 6, 2013

    London: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek went down against Spain's David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco in their second match of the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday. Verdasco and Marrero won the closely contested tie 64, 76 (5). The IndoCzech pair had made a good start in the tournament beating second seeds...
  • Gasquet stays on course for London as Tsonga crashes out October 30, 2013

    Paris: Richard Gasquet kept his ATP World Tour finals hopes alive when he overcame Fernando Verdasco 75 67(6) 63 to reach the Paris Masters third round as fellow Frenchman JoWilfried Tsonga crashed out of the race on Tuesday. Ninth seed Gasquet, enjoying his best season since he reached the last four...
  • Djokovic, Nadal kick off race to top ranking with easy wins October 1, 2013

    World number one Novak Djokovic and the man who can dislodge him from the top spot by next week, Rafa Nadal, kicked off their China Open campaign with straight set victories on Tuesday. Defending champion Djokovic needed just 54 minutes to crush his Czech opponent Lukas Rosol 60 63 without hitting...
  • Spain sweep Ukraine 5-0 in Davis Cup playoff September 15, 2013

    Madrid: Marc Lopez and Fernando Verdasco both won reverse singles matches on Sunday to give Spain a 5-0 sweep of Ukraine in their Davis Cup World Group playoff. Lopez beat Denys Molchanov 6-3, 6-3 before Verdasco dispatched Vladyslav Manafov 6-2, 6-1. Lopez had paired with Rafael Nadal to win Saturday's doubles...
  • Davis Cup: Nadal, Verdasco give Spain 2-0 lead over Ukraine September 13, 2013

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco both won on Friday to give Spain a 2-0 lead over Ukraine in their Davis Cup World Group playoff. Nadal overwhelmed Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-0, 6-0, 6-4 to secure the hosts' second point on the outdoor red clay at the Caja Magica after Verdasco had rallied...
  • Nadal ready to empty tank to help Spain stay in top tier September 12, 2013

    A tired Rafael Nadal is ready to give his all for Spain in this weekend's Davis Cup playoff against Ukraine after a draining US Open brought him his 13th grand slam title. With his country's elite World Group status in the balance, Nadal is ready to put his aching limbs on...
  • Nadal to make Davis Cup return for Spain September 2, 2013

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal has returned to the Spain team as they seek to maintain their Davis Cup World Group status with a playoff tie against Ukraine in Madrid later this month, captain Alex Corretja said on Monday. The world number two, currently competing at the US Open in New York, has...
  • Berlocq upsets Verdasco to win Swedish Open July 14, 2013

    Bastad: Carlos Berlocq upset eighthseeded Fernando Verdasco to win the claycourt Swedish Open 75, 61 on Sunday for his first ATP Tour title. Berlocq broke the Spaniard's serve twice in the second set after a grueling opening set that lasted more than an hour. It was the second ATP final of the...
  • Fernando Verdasco, Carlos Berlocq to meet in Swedish Open final July 13, 2013

    Bastad, Sweden: Fernando Verdasco and Carlos Berlocq will play for the Swedish Open title on Sunday. Spain's Verdasco, seeded eighth in the claycourt tournament, beat fifthseeded Grigor Dimitrov in the first semifinal on Saturday. Verdasco came from behind and broke the Bulgarian's serve in the third set to win 76(3), 57,...
  • Top seeds Berdych, Almagro lose at Swedish Open July 12, 2013

    Bastad: Top seeds Tomas Berdych and Nicolas Almagro were knocked out in the Swedish Open quarterfinals on Friday. Unseeded Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands beat topseeded Berdych 75, 75, while secondseeded Almagro was defeated by Spanish compatriot Fernando Verdasco 64, 46, 75. Berdych and Almagro were playing their second matches of...
  • Verdasco, Troicki advance at Swedish Open July 10, 2013

    Bastad, Sweden: Spain's Fernando Verdasco and Viktor Troicki of Serbia won in straights sets Tuesday as they advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open. Verdasco, who pushed eventual Wimbledon champion Andy Murray to five sets in the quarterfinals, had 12 aces in eliminating Sweden's Andreas Vinciguerra 64, 76 (3)....
  • Murray comes back from 2 sets down to beat Verdasco in quarters July 3, 2013

    London: Andy Murray rallied from two sets down Wednesday to beat Fernando Verdasco and reach the Wimbledon semifinals. Murray, who lost to Roger Federer in last year's final at the All England Club, overcame Verdasco 46, 36, 61, 64, 75. Murray became the first British man since 1938 to reach the Wimbledon...
  • Lopez beats Verdasco, reaches Eastbourne semis June 20, 2013

    Eastbourne: Feliciano Lopez won a match between two Spanish lefthanders to reach the Eastbourne semifinals, beating Fernando Verdasco 64, 76 (6) on Thursday. The match was delayed for 90 minutes by light rain. Just one break of serve at 22 decided the opening set, and Verdasco was unhappy about the grasscourt...
  • Djokovic gives Serbia Hopman lead with Verdasco win January 5, 2013

    Perth: Novak Djokovic recovered from a 30 deficit in the second set to complete a 63, 75 win over Fernando Verdasco on Saturday, giving Serbia a 10 lead over Spain in the Hopman Cup final at Perth Arena. Ana Ivanovic can clinch Serbia's first title in the 25year history of the...
  • Tipsarevic, Simon advance to Thailand Open semis September 28, 2012

    Bangkok: Topseeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia outrallied Fernando Verdasco of Spain from the baseline to win 76 (5), 64 and move into the Thailand Open semifinal on Friday. Tipsarevic set up a match with 2009 champion Gilles Simon, who won the allFrench quarterfinal with Gael Monfils 64, 61. "It was really tough...
  • Nadal goes down to Verdasco in Madrid May 11, 2012

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish countryman Fernando Verdasco for the first time in the Madrid Open on Thursday, then he and topranked Novak Djokovic threatened not to return if the new blue claycourt wasn't discarded. Nadal blew a 52 lead in the third set in losing 63, 36, 75, his...
  • Spain beat Czechs in doubles to win Davis Cup December 6, 2009

    Barcelona: Spain retained the Davis Cup by winning the doubles match on Saturday to take an insurmountable 30 lead over the Czech Republic in the final. Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco beat Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych 76 (7), 75, 62 in the deciding match on clay at Palau Sant Jordi. Spain,...
  • Davydenko beats Verdasco to win Malaysia Open October 5, 2009

    Kuala Lumpur: Topseeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia defeated Fernando Verdasco of Spain 64, 75 to win the Malaysia Open on Sunday. Davydenko extended his record to 61 over Verdasco and gave him a third title this year. He also won the German Open in Hamburg and Croatia Open in Umag. "I played...
  • Rafael Nadal to clash with Fernando Verdasco January 30, 2009

    Melbourne: Rafael Nadal takes on fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco on Friday in the second semifinal of the Australian open. The winner will go on to play Roger Federer in the final. World number one Nadal starts as the overwhelming favourite against his Davis Cup teammate. Nadal has won all his five matches...
  • Verdasco advances to semis at Australian Open January 29, 2009

    Melbourne Fernando Verdasco has advanced to his first Grand Slam semifinal in 23 attempts, beating last year's Australian Open runnerup JoWilfried Tsonga of France. The 14thseeded Verdasco, who upset Britain's Andy Murray in the fourth round, beat Tsonga 76 (2), 36, 63, 62 in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Tsonga lost to Novak...
  • Nadal to meet Verdasco in semifinals January 29, 2009

    Melbourne: World number one Rafael Nadal set up a semifinal showdown with fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco after subduing France's Gilles Simon 62 75 75 at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Simon was easily accounted for in the first set but then refused to go quietly into the warm Melbourne night...
  • Federer fights his way into Kooyong Classic final January 15, 2009

    Melbourne: Roger Federer battled his way into the Kooyong Classic final after a tight 63, 36, 76 victory over Spain's Fernando Verdasco on Thursday. The world No. 2, who missed last year's eightman invitational tournament with glandular fever, will meet fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka or Chile's Fernando Gonzalez in Saturday's final. Wawrinka...