3-time champion Nadal beats Verdasco at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Rafael Nadal defeated Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 7-5 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open for his 50th career victory at the desert tournament. Nadal closed out the 1 1/2-hour match in 95-degree (35 C) heat with a forehand winner on Tuesday. The three-time tournament champion could next face Roger Federer, who played American Steve Johnson later. Five...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Murray to face Verdasco in Dubai final

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Top-ranked Andy Murray reached his second final of the season with a dominant 7-5, 6-1 win over seventh-seeded Lucas Pouille at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday. Murray, who lost the Qatar Open final to Novak Djokovic in January, should feel confident of a 45th career title when he faces the unseeded Fernando Verdasco in Saturday's final...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Verdasco reaches first final of year in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) In a match between unseeded players, Fernando Verdasco defeated Robin Haase 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-1 to reach the Dubai Tennis Championships final on Friday. Verdasco upset sixth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round and fourth-seeded Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals. ''It's an amazing week so far, beating two top seeds,'' Verdasco said. ...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Verdasco beats Monfils to reach semifinals in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Fernando Verdasco advanced to the semifinals at the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating fourth-seeded Gael Monfils 6-3, 7-5 Thursday. The 35th-ranked Verdasco, one of five unseeded players in the quarterfinals, had lost all three of his previous matches against Monfils, the last coming in 2013. ''I tried to be aggressive but not make too many...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Keys completes comeback, Sela upsets Verdasco, favorites advance on Aussie Open Day 4

Madison Keys made her first breakthrough on a major stage as a 19-year-old at last year’s Australian Open. She reached the semifinals, defeating Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams along the way. She has not been so consistent since then, though she always seems to bring her best at the Slams–which has earned her a Top 20 ranking and the No. 15 seed in Melbourne. Still, her inconsistency...
Via The Comeback
January 21, 2016  |  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).
April 13, 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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