The Latest: Injured Verdasco withdraws from doubles

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Fernando Verdasco withdrew from the Australian Open doubles competition Friday, three days after beating 14-time major winner Rafael Nadal in the first round of the singles tournament and a day after his own exit in the second round.Verdasco beat Nadal in 4 hours, 41 minutes on...
Via Associated Press
21 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Australian Open Results: Rafael Nadal Upset In Round 1 By Fernando Verdasco

Rafael Nadal’s 2016 season couldn’t have started any worse. The 14-time Grand Slam tournament champion was knocked out in the opening round of the 2016 Australian Open to unseeded Fernando Verdasco on Tuesday. Fernando Verdasco smacks 87 winners in a stunning upset of Rafael Nadal – winning 7-6(6) 4-6 3-6 7-6(4) 6-2 #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/9lIh0ththr — Australian Open...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennis: Don’t get excited by Rafa’s win

Rafael Nadal played his first tennis match since Wimbledon’s second round today, facing his countryman Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the ATP Bet-at-home Open in Germany. His return was marked by a slow first set, with Verdasco pulling off two breaks against the former world no. 1 and taking it 6-3. Rafael Nadal However, Nadal just needed to warm up, it seems. In the...
Via isportsweb.com
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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 Associated Press
April 21, 2015  |  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 Associated Press
April 10, 2015  |  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 Associated Press
October 14, 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

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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