Fernando Verdasco

Fernando Verdasco Carmona ( * November 15, 1983 in Madrid ) is a Spanish tennis player.

  • 2.1 Single 2.1.1 Siege
  • 2.1.2 finals
  • 2.2.1 Siege
  • 2.2.2 finals
  • 3.1 Individual

Tennis career

The beginnings

Verdasco began at the age of four years playing tennis. He played with his father José, who runs a restaurant with her mother Olga in Madrid, on the in-house hard courts. With eight years Verdasco began to train with a full-time coach, with 15 years he won his first ATP world ranking points and at 17 he became a professional.


Verdasco reached his first ATP final in 2004 in Acapulco, where he defeated his compatriot Carlos Moyá 3:6, 0:6. He won in 2004 but his first doubles title on the tour. With Feliciano López he defeated in the final of the Australian Wayne Arthurs Stockholm and Paul Hanley 6-4, 6-4. In October 2004, the first single title followed: He won the final of the Valencia Open against his fellow countryman Albert Montanes 7-6, 6-3.

In 2005 he moved into his third ATP final of the Generali Open. However, he moved against Gastón Gaudio there with 6:2, 2:6, 4:6, 4:6 the short straw. In 2006 he was in the second round of Wimbledon, he lost to Radek Stepanek in five sets. At the French Open in 2007 he lost to Novak Djokovic in the second round. 2008 Verdasco won his second ATP title at the Croatia Open. He sat down in the final against Igor Andreev 3:6, 6:4, 7:6 by.

Season 2009

In his first tournament in the new year at the ATP tournament in Brisbane, Verdasco reached the finals, but failed with 6:3, 3:6, 4:6 again to Radek Stepanek.

In the semifinals of the Australian Open 2009 saw the clash with Rafael Nadal. The game, the 7:6, 4:6, 6:7, 7:6, 4:6 Nadal won after a double fault from Verdasco, was with 5:14 hours, the second longest in the history of the Australian Open. At the same time Verdascos semi-finals was his best performance at a Grand Slam tournament. He moved with space 9 the first time among the top ten in the world rankings. At the U.S. Open he lost in the quarterfinals of the 2009 World Ranking Novak Djokovic in four sets Fourth.

Season 2010

At the Australian Open Verdasco defeated in the second round Nikolay Davydenko in a long match over five sets. But right at his next tournament in San Jose, he reached the final, where he defeated the top-seeded American Andy Roddick in three sets 3:6, 6:4 and 6:4. This was his fourth individual title on the ATP World Tour. Also the European clay court season began successfully for Verdasco when he first reached in Monte Carlo Masters final of that tournament, where he was defeated by defending champion Nadal but clearly with 6:0 and 6:1. However, early the next tournament in Barcelona Verdasco won the second title of the season, in the final he defeated there Robin Soderling 6-3, 4-6 and 6-3.








Performance at Grand Slam tournaments