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Rublev beats Verdasco in straight sets at Barcelona Open

BARCELONA, Spain -- Russian teen Andrey Rublev advanced to the second round of the Barcelona Open by beating former champion Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Tuesday. The 17-year-old Rublev, who entered as a qualifier ranked 329th, broke the Spaniard three times while saving five break chances. Rublev will next face 13th-seeded Fabio Fognini. Also, Victor Estrella beat Dominic Thiem...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

17-year-old Andrey Rublev beats Verdasco at Barcelona Open

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Russian teen Andrey Rublev advanced to the second round of the Barcelona Open by beating former champion Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Tuesday. The 17-year-old Rublev, who entered as a qualifier ranked 329th, broke the Spaniard three times while saving five break chances. Rublev will next face 13th-seeded Fabio Fognini. Also, Victor Estrella beat Dominic...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Clay Court: Querrey, Sock to square off in all-American final

  Sam Querrey and Jack Sock set up the first all-American final in a dozen years in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. The eighth-seeded Querrey dominated on his crushing serve in the rain-interrupted third set Saturday to upset defending champion Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. Sock knocked off third-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-6 (3), 6-3 to advance to...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Americans Sam Querrey, Jack Sock reach Clay Court final

HOUSTON (AP) Sam Querrey and Jack Sock set up the first all-American final in a dozen years in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. The eighth-seeded Querrey dominated on his crushing serve in the rain-interrupted third set Saturday to upset defending champion Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. Sock knocked off third-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-6 (3), 6-3...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Men's Clay Court: Verdasco reaches semifinals

  Defending champion Fernando Verdasco beat Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-2, 6-3 on a stormy Friday to reach the semifinals in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. The sixth-seeded Verdasco, from Spain, will face the winner of the late match between top-seeded countryman Feliciano Lopez and eighth-seeded Sam Querrey of the United States. Gabashvili dropped to 0-14 in ATP World...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending champion Verdasco reaches semifinals

HOUSTON (AP) Defending champion Fernando Verdasco beat Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-2, 6-3 on Friday night to reach the semifinals in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. The sixth-seeded Verdasco, from Spain, will face the winner of the late match between top-seeded countryman Feliciano Lopez and eighth-seeded Sam Querrey of the United States. In the other quarterfinals, American...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Men's Clay Court: Defending champion Verdasco advances

  Defending champion Fernando Verdasco beat 18-year-old Hyeon Chung 7-6 (2), 6-2 on Thursday in the second round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. The sixth-seeded Verdasco, from Spain, survived stiff early resistance from Chung, then broke the South Korean player in the fifth game of the second set and coasted to the victory. Verdasco - at 32, 14 years Chung's senior ...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending champion Fernando Verdasco advances

HOUSTON (AP) Defending champion Fernando Verdasco beat 18-year-old Hyeon Chung 7-6 (2), 6-2 on Thursday in the second round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. The sixth-seeded Verdasco, from Spain, survived stiff early resistance from Chung, then broke the South Korean player in the fifth game of the second set and coasted to the victory. Chung was the first South Korean...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Only ATP World Tour Clay Event On U.S. Soil Resides In Houston

The 2015 ATP World Tour stops in Houston this afternoon, with sets to begin at 12:00 noon.  The victor of last seasons singles, Fernando Verdasco, will look to repeat again as he is seeded No. 6. This historic venue is home to the only ATP World Tour event on U.S. soil that is played on clay.  The 2015 Houston edition features singles stars American’s John Isner and Sam Querrey...
Via Attacking The Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Fernando Verdasco sends Rafael Nadal packing at Miami Open

  Rafael Nadal was eliminated Sunday in the third round of the Miami Open by fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Nadal, who was seeded second, has never won the tournament in 11 appearances. It's the only event he hasn't won in so many attempts. Verdasco, seeded 29th, lost the first 13 times he played Nadal but has now beaten him twice in a row. The other victory came...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Defending champion Delbonis loses to Bagnis in 1st round of Brazil Open

SAO PAULO -- Defending champion Federico Delbonis lost to lucky loser Facundo Bagnis 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Brazil Open on Tuesday. Bagnis, ranked 117th in the world, broke service once in the first set and once in the third to win the match between Argentines at the clay-court tournament in South America's biggest city. The 62nd-ranked Delbonis won his first and...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Delbonis loses to Bagnis in 1st round of Brazil Open

SAO PAULO (AP) Defending champion Federico Delbonis lost to lucky loser Facundo Bagnis 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Brazil Open on Tuesday. Bagnis, ranked 117th in the world, broke service once in the first set and once in the third to win the match between Argentines at the clay-court tournament in South America's biggest city. The 62nd-ranked Delbonis won his first...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Serbia's Dusan Lajovic reaches 2nd round of Ecuador Open

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) Seventh-seeded Dusan Lajovic of Serbia has reached the second round of the Ecuador Open, defeating Luca Vanni of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-4 on Tuesday. In a match between unseeded players, Alejandro Falla of Colombia beat Brazilian Joao Souza 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-4 to advance. The four top-seeded players - Feliciano Lopez, Santiago Giraldo, Fernando Verdasco and Martin Klizan...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Djokovic advances to 9th straight 4th round at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Novak Djokovic advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open for the ninth consecutive year with a 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-4 win over Fernando Verdasco on Saturday. Four-time champion Djokovic won the tiebreaker on his fourth set point when Verdasco hit consecutive shots wide. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic broke the Spanish left-hander at the start of the second...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolgopolov injured in Kooyong exhibition final; Aussie Open in doubt

  Alexandr Dolgopolov retired injured from the Kooyong exhibition tournament in Melbourne on Friday with a right knee injury, handing Spain's Fernando Verdasco the title and placing the Ukrainian player's Australian Open appearance in doubt. Dolgopolov, seeded 21st the Australian Open which begins Monday, lost the opening set 7-6 (3) before calling for medical staff because of the...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolgopolov pulls out of exhibition final with knee injury

SYDNEY (AP) Alexandr Dolgopolov retired injured from the Kooyong exhibition tournament in Melbourne on Friday with a right knee injury, handing Spain's Fernando Verdasco the title and placing the Ukrainian player's Australian Open appearance in doubt. Dolgopolov, seeded 21st the Australian Open which begins Monday, lost the opening set 7-6 (3) before calling for medical staff because...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Verdasco beats Simon to reach 3rd round in Paris

PARIS (AP) 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 Canada 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5), Jeremy Chardy of France defeated Kenny De...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Defending champion Dimitrov, American Sock advance at Stockholm Open

  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 beat Jarko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 6-4 to set...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dimitrov reaches Stockholm Open quarterfinals

STOCKHOLM (AP) 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 beat Jarko Nieminen of Finland...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Verdasco, Mayer advance at Stockholm Open

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, while Frenchman Adrian Mannarino rallied after dropping the first set to...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryan brothers return to US Open semifinals

NEW YORK (AP) Top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan survived a scare in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, beating seventh-seeded David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 on Tuesday. At 4-4 in the final set, the twins saved three break points, and then ran off the court pumping their fists. With all the pressure on Marrero's serve in the next game, he double-faulted to...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court

HOUSTON (AP) Fernando Verdasco won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish countryman Nicolas Almagro 4-6, 7-6 (4).
Via FOXSports.com
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Almagro, Verdasco adcance to Clay Court final

HOUSTON (AP) Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco set up an all-Spanish final in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.
Via FOXSports.com
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 4 seeded Fernando Verdasco beats Young, advances to Clay Court semifinals

Fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco beat Donald Young Jr. 7-6 (1), 6-1 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships.
Via FOXSports.com
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Fernando Verdasco Strips for Details Magazine

Fernando Verdasco, who apparently has the nickname "Muscles from Madrid," went topless in the March issue of Details Magazine to show off his amazing physique and talk about how he keeps fit.   His biggest take-home message is to eat healthy (duh), I consume a lot of carbs and protein: salad with fish, or pasta or rice with chicken or steak. In Spain, we eat a lot of beans and...
Via Onthegotennis
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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