Fernando Verdasco

Tennis player Fernando Verdasco

Fernando Verdasco Carmona is a professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 7, achieved in April 2009. Verdasco started playing tennis at four years of age and had a full-time coach when he was eight. As of 2009, Verdasco has been working in Las Vegas with Andre Agassi and his team, including Darren Cahill (Agassi's former coach) and Gil Reyes (Agassi's fitness coach).
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Tennis-Nadal ready to take one more step back to top
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Rafa Nadal's path to his Australian Open semi-final against Grigor Dimitrov on Friday has taught the 30-year-old Spaniard one thing -- he's still got it. After being bundled out in the first round by compatriot Fernando Verdasco last year, Nadal has reached his fifth semi-final at Melbourne Park in a remarkable turnaround for the 14-times grand slam winner. A barren 2016 saw him fail to reach at least one grand slam final for the first time since 2004 and while he won Olympic doubles gold at the Rio Games a troubling wrist injury forced him to call time on his season in early October.
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Tennis-Djokovic aware of Verdasco threat as bid for seventh title begins
Yahoo News - about 1 year
World number two Novak Djokovic needs no reminder of the threat posed by Spain's Fernando Verdasco as he begins his quest for a seventh Australian Open title on Tuesday. Djokovic saved five match points against Verdasco in the semi-finals in Doha this month before prevailing and going on to win the title by defeating arch rival Andy Murray in the final. The impressive nature of the 29-year-old's victory over Murray quickly put a lid on talk of a Djokovic decline but he will be wary of four losses to Verdasco.
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Tennis - Murray, Djokovic set up dream Qatar final
Yahoo News - about 1 year
- Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic won through to the Qatar Open final, setting up a hugely-anticipated early season clash between the two best players in the world. Djokovic only got through after saving five match points against world number 42 Fernando Verdasco, to win a thrilling match 4-6, 7-6 (9/7), 6-3. Murray swept aside Tomas Berdych in far more straightforward fashion 6-3, 6-3 to secure a 28th consecutive victory, a record which stretches back to September last year.
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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Wednesday, Aug 31
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Wednesday (times GMT): TENNIS U.S. Open, Flushing Meadows, New York (to Sept. 11) Wawrinka gains revenge against Verdasco NEW YORK - Twice grand slam winner Stan Wawrinka dealt Fernando Verdasco a rare first-round loss at the U.S. Open, sweeping aside the Spaniard in straight sets. ...
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Wawrinka wins revenge against Verdasco
Yahoo News - over 1 year
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two-times grand slam winner Stan Wawrinka dealt Fernando Verdasco a rare first-round loss at the U.S. Open, sweeping aside the Spaniard in straight sets on Tuesday. The third-seeded Swiss dominated the left-handed Verdasco with his punishing groundstrokes and solid service game to claim a measure of revenge with a 7-6(4) 6-4 6-4 victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Verdasco, ranked 46th, had won 12 of his 13 previous first-round matches at Flushing Meadows.
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Verdasco Saves 5 Break Points to Beat Laaksonen in Bastad
NYTimes - over 1 year
Former finalist Fernando Verdasco saved all five break points he faced in beating Swiss qualifier Henri Laaksonen 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Swedish Open on Tuesday.
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Tennis - Wawrinka crashes out at Queen's
Yahoo News - over 1 year
- Stan Wawrinka suffered more misery on grass despite the addition of new coach Richard Krajicek as the Swiss second seed crashed to a 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) first round defeat against Fernando Verdasco at Queen's Club on Tuesday. Despite being ranked fifth in the world and having won two Grand Slam titles, Wawrinka has never triumphed at a grass-court tournament. His best effort in the Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen's was a semi-final appearance in 2014 and he won't be improving on that this year after a lacklustre exit to world number 53 Verdasco.
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Rain Postpones Nastase Tiriac Trophy Final Till Monday
NYTimes - almost 2 years
The Nastase Tiriac Trophy final between unseeded Lucas Pouille and Fernando Verdasco scheduled for Sunday has been postponed because of rain.
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Verdasco Advances at US Men's Clay Court Championships
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Former champion Fernando Verdasco of Spain became the last player to advance to the second round of the U.S. men's clay court championships Tuesday night with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Argentina's Carlos Berlocq.
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Tennis - Nadal gets wildcard invite to defend Buenos Aires title
Yahoo News - about 2 years
- Rafael Nadal has had his request for a wildcard invitation to next week's Argentina Open accepted as the Spaniard rejigs his schedule after his shock Australian Open exit. The world number five lost in the first round of a Grand Slam for just the second time in his career to fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in Melbourne. After his unexpectedly early departure the 29-year-old travelled to Mallorca to start training for what could be a make or break year on clay, starting now with the defence of his title in Buenos Aires.
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Tennis-Nadal's conqueror Verdasco falls to Israel's Sela
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Israel's world number 87 Dudi Sela succeeded where Rafa Nadal failed when he subdued Spain's Fernando Verdasco to reach the Australian Open third round on Thursday. Verdasco, who stunned the 14-times grand slam champion in a five-set epic, won the opening set against the Israeli but faded to lose 4-6 6-3 6-3 7-6(4). The Spaniard looked fatigued from his exploits against Nadal while the diminutive Sela, cheered on by a flag-waving contingent of fans, struggled with nerves near the end.
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On Tennis: First-Round Defeat Raises More Questions for Rafael Nadal
NYTimes - about 2 years
Nadal, who lost to Fernando Verdasco at the Australian Open, has not gone past the quarterfinals in any Grand Slam event since winning the French Open in 2014.
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Sublime Verdasco sends Nadal to early Melbourne exit
Reuters.com - about 2 years
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Fernando Verdasco sent shockwaves through the Australian Open on Tuesday by defeating Rafa Nadal 7-6(6) 4-6 3-6 7-6(4) 6-2 to send the former world number one crashing out in the opening round.
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Timeline
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    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 31
    Verdasco then participated in the 2015 AAMI Classic exhibition tournament where he defeated Gilles Simon in straight sets.
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    Verdasco began the year at the 2015 Qatar ExxonMobil Open defeating Teymuraz Gabashvili in the first round before losing to eventual champion David Ferrer in straight sets.
  • 2014
    Age 30
    He again reached the fourth round of the 2014 French Open by defeating Richard Gasquet in straight sets, after which he lost to Andy Murray.
    Verdasco lost to Almargro in quarter-finals of the 2014 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.
    The Spaniard won his sixth career title at the 2014 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships by beating Nicolas Almagro in straight sets.
    At the 2014 Indian Wells Masters, Verdasco defeated eight-seeded Richard Gasquet to reach quarter-finals, where he lost to John Isner.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 29
    In November 2013, Verdasco along with doubles partner David Marrero, beat the Bryan brothers to win the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
    Verdasco reached his first final of the year at the Swedish Open where he was defeated by Carlos Berlocq. The following week Verdasco reached the quarterfinals of the 2013 International German Open, where he was ousted in three tight sets by Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis.
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    He reached the third round of the 2013 Australian Open, falling to Kevin Anderson, and of the Masters 1000 in Madrid, succumbing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
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    In 2013, he was healthy again and achieved significantly better results.
  • 2012
    Age 28
    Verdasco was playing with significant pain in 2012, starting before the US Open.
    At the 2012 US Open, he lost in the third round to Roger Federer.
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    He then reached the third round of the 2012 French Open, but was defeated in five sets by Andreas Seppi, who had earlier defeated Nikolay Davydenko in the first round and went on to take Novak Djokovic to five sets in the very next round.
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    Verdasco lost in the first round of the 2012 Australian Open to Australian Bernard Tomic in five sets.
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  • 2011
    Age 27
    Beginning his grass season at the 2011 Aegon Championships as the 7th seed, he defeated Nicolas Mahut and David Nalbandian in straight sets before losing to Andy Roddick in the quarterfinals.
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    Seeded 9th at the 2011 Australian Open, Verdasco lost in the fourth round to sixth seed Tomáš Berdych, saying after the match he had a long-time injury in his foot.
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    Verdasco started the year losing in the first round of the Brisbane International to Benjamin Becker. He then failed to defend his title at the exhibition tournament, the 2011 Kooyong Classic, losing to Gaël Monfils in the first round.
  • 2010
    Age 26
    In the 2010 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, he lost to Gaël Monfils in three sets despite holding two match points at 5–4 in the decider.
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    He then traveled to China for the 2010 China Open in Beijing, losing to Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany there, and to Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands at the 2010 Shanghai Rolex Masters.
    He next played at the 2010 PTT Thailand Open, losing to Benjamin Becker in the second round after receiving a first-round bye.
    At the 2010 US Open, Verdasco came back from two sets down in the round of 16 to defeat compatriot David Ferrer in five sets.
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    Verdasco was the seventh seed at the 2010 French Open where, in the fourth round, he lost to Nicolás Almagro.
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    In the 2010 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, where he played in his second semi-final appearance at the Masters 1000 level, he faced David Ferrer and lost.
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    The following week, Verdasco played at the 2010 Barcelona Open as the fifth seed, where he defeated Robin Söderling to win his fifth career singles title.
    At the 2010 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, as the sixth seed, he defeated the number 1 seed Novak Djokovic to reach his first ever Masters 1000 final, to meet five-time defending champion Rafael Nadal.
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    At the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open, after receiving an opening round bye, he lost to Berdych in the quarterfinals.
    Seeded 10th (and as a result, receiving a bye into the second round) at the 2010 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells where, in the third round, he lost to Tomáš Berdych.
    He arrived late at the 2010 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis, and as a result, he was ousted in the opening round by Jérémy Chardy.
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  • 2009
    Age 25
    At the Australian Open, Verdasco defeated world No. 5, 2009 champion and compatriot Rafael Nadal in the first round in five sets, thus marking just his third win against Nadal in his career; additionally, he became just the second player to beat Nadal in the first round of a Grand Slam.
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    To close 2009, Verdasco partnered Feliciano López in the 2009 Davis Cup Final doubles match against the Czech Republic.
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    Verdasco finished 2009 with a 52–25 record in singles, his best record to date, and finished the year at No. 9, the first time he has finished the year in the top 10.
    Verdasco's first indoor tournament of the season was the 2009 Malaysian Open, where he lost to Nikolay Davydenko in straight sets in the final.
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    At the 2009 Ordina Open, he lost in the second round to eventual title winner Benjamin Becker.
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    On his first tournament on grass that season, Verdasco lost in the first round of the 2009 Gerry Weber Open to Philipp Petzschner.
    Competing as the 8th seed at the 2009 French Open, Verdasco lost in the fourth round to 10th seed Nikolay Davydenko.
    At the 2009 Madrid Masters, Verdasco reached the quarterfinals, Verdasco again lost to Nadal for the ninth time.
    At the 2009 Rome Masters, he advanced to the quarterfinals, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.
    After being sidelined by injury since the Australian Open, he reached the quarterfinals at Indian Wells, where he lost to Roger Federer. At the 2009 Miami Masters, Verdasco recorded his 200th ATP match win by defeating qualifier Benjamin Becker in the second round.
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    Verdasco started his season by reaching the final of the Brisbane International losing to Radek Štěpánek in three sets. Partnering Mischa Zverev, he was also the runner-up in the doubles final. At the 2009 Australian Open Verdasco defeated Andy Murray in the fourth round to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, where he defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
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    His best performance in a Grand Slam was making the semifinals of the 2009 Australian Open, where he lost to compatriot and eventual champion Rafael Nadal in five sets.
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  • 2008
    Age 24
    Verdasco was the 13th seed at the US Open in 2008, and lost to the 23rd seed Andreev in the third round.
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  • 2007
    Age 23
    In 2007, Verdasco lost in the first round in the three Masters Series tournaments on clay.
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  • 2005
    Age 21
    In 2005, he defeated Andy Roddick twice, in Miami and in Rome.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2003
    Age 19
    After finishing 2003 as No. 109 in the world (with a 15–8 record in Challengers), he had a breakthrough in 2004 when he won his first ATP title in Valencia.
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    In 2003, Verdasco played his first Masters Series tournament (Miami Masters).
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  • 2002
    Age 18
    He then reached two additional Challenger semifinals in Kiev and in Eckental, finishing the year in the top 200 at no. 173. 2002 also finished strongly off the court, as Fernando finished runner-up in a closely contested Best Abs in Castilla La Mancha contest.
    He turned professional in 2002, finishing as world No. 464. 2002 was a good year for him, as he won his first Futures category title in Spain F1 and was runner-up in Spain F3.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Born
    Born on November 15, 1983.
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