Fernando Verdasco Carmona is a Spanish professional tennis player.
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Fernando Verdasco Carmona is a Spanish professional tennis player.
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Fernando Verdasco earned his 500th win at the 2018 Mutua Madrid Open becoming the 45th man in ATP World Tour history with 500 wins.
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Fernando Verdasco is currently No 6 on the list of active players with over 500 wins.
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Fernando Verdasco started playing tennis at four years of age and had a full-time coach when he was eight.
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Fernando Verdasco turned professional in 2001, finishing as world No 464.
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Fernando Verdasco played his pond career challenger in Segovia, where he reached the final after beating Belarusian Vladimir Voltchkov in the semifinals.
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Fernando Verdasco joined the main draw as a qualifier, and after defeating Karol Kucera and Max Mirnyi, he lost to countryman Carlos Moya in the third round.
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Fernando Verdasco defeated defending champion Juan Carlos Ferrero in the semifinals and Albert Montanes in the final.
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Fernando Verdasco reached the final in Acapulco, losing to Carlos Moya, and the quarterfinals in Halle and in 's-Hertogenbosch on grass.
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At the US Open, Fernando Verdasco reached the third round but lost to eventual runner-up Andy Roddick in five sets.
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In previous rounds, Fernando Verdasco defeated Fabrice Santoro in four sets and Thiago Alves in three.
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In 2007, Fernando Verdasco lost in the first round in the three Masters Series tournaments on clay.
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Fernando Verdasco lost to Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the French Open.
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At the Madrid Masters, Fernando Verdasco cruised through to the second round with a win over Albert Montanes, beating him in straight sets.
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At the St Petersburg Open, Fernando Verdasco played some brilliant tennis to reach the final without losing a single set.
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Fernando Verdasco won his opening match with a strong performance against Thierry Ascione.
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Fernando Verdasco managed to take Murray to three sets but after a good performance, he lost the match.
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Fernando Verdasco's form improved dramatically for the Rome Masters where he reached the third round, en route he got the better of Carlos Moya and Nicolas Lapentti before losing in a thriller to James Blake.
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Fernando Verdasco then went on to record a remarkable win against compatriot David Ferrer in straight sets.
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Fernando Verdasco's run ended when he met world number 1, Roger Federer, losing.
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At the French Open Fernando Verdasco was seeded No 22 and enjoyed a good run, ending with a loss to Rafael Nadal in the last 16.
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Fernando Verdasco reached the final of the Nottingham Open raising his ranking to a career-high of No 18.
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Fernando 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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Fernando Verdasco started his season by reaching the final of the Brisbane International losing to Radek Stepanek in three sets.
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Fernando Verdasco then lost to World No 1 Rafael Nadal in what was at the time the longest match in Australian Open history, lasting 5 hours, 14 minutes.
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Fernando Verdasco's semi-final run earned him No 9 ranking, lifting the Spaniard into the top 10 for the first time.
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Fernando Verdasco would go on to reach the quarterfinals, losing to Andy Murray.
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Fernando Verdasco's run at this tournament earned him a further career-high ranking of No 8.
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On his first tournament on grass that season, Fernando Verdasco lost in the first round of the 2009 Gerry Weber Open to Philipp Petzschner.
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Fernando Verdasco competed in the Swedish Open as the top seed, advancing to the quarterfinals where he retired against Juan Monaco.
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Fernando Verdasco was then upset by compatriot Guillermo Garcia Lopez in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters in two tiebreaks.
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Fernando Verdasco was seeded 10th at the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam, losing in the quarterfinals to Novak Djokovic.
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Fernando Verdasco next competed at the Paris Masters as the seventh seed.
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At the ATP Tour Finals, Fernando Verdasco lost to Roger Federer in his first Round Robin match and to Juan Martin del Potro in his second match.
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Fernando Verdasco then lost his third match against Andy Murray in the round-robin hence ending his run at the tournament.
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Fernando Verdasco started his 2010 season at the exhibition tournament AAMI Kooyong Classic in Melbourne, in preparation for the upcoming Australian Open.
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Fernando Verdasco arrived late at the 2010 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis, and as a result, he was ousted in the opening round by Jeremy Chardy.
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Fernando Verdasco apologized after the match and before the French Open to everyone and stated that two fans had agitated him.
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Fernando Verdasco was the seventh seed at the 2010 French Open where, in the fourth round, he lost to Nicolas Almagro.
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At the 2010 US Open, Fernando Verdasco came back from two sets down in the round of 16 to defeat compatriot David Ferrer in five sets.
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Fernando Verdasco finished the year with the same ranking he ended with in 2009, which was No 9.
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Fernando Verdasco then failed to defend his title at the exhibition tournament, the 2011 Kooyong Classic, losing to Gael Monfils in the first round.
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Fernando Verdasco had MRI scans on his foot and is confirmed that he had a fractured foot.
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Fernando Verdasco held four set points in a first-set tiebreak but lost the next six points and the set.
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Fernando Verdasco faced off against Raonic in the first round of Memphis.
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Fernando Verdasco then travelled to Mexico, where he was seeded second.
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At Indian Wells, Fernando Verdasco snapped his losing streak in ATP tour events when his second round opponent Ricardas Berankis had to retire after Fernando Verdasco was leading.
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Fernando Verdasco reached the third round of the French Open as the 16 seed where he lost to Ivan Ljubicic.
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Fernando Verdasco reached his sixteenth singles final at the 2011 Credit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad where he lost to compatriot Marcel Granollers.
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Fernando Verdasco lost in the first round of the 2012 Australian Open to Australian Bernard Tomic in five sets.
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Fernando Verdasco lost to eventual runner-up Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals.
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Fernando Verdasco then played in Prostejov and lost in the first round.
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Fernando Verdasco was playing with significant pain in 2012, starting before the US Open.
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Also unseeded at Wimbledon, Fernando Verdasco progressed to the quarterfinals where he met tournament favourite Andy Murray.
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Fernando Verdasco exceeded expectations by winning the first two sets, and had multiple break points against Murray's serve in the third and fourth sets, but Fernando Verdasco eventually lost the match in five sets.
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Fernando Verdasco reached his first final of the year at the Swedish Open where he was defeated by Carlos Berlocq.
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The following week Fernando 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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Fernando Verdasco lost to Almargro in quarterfinals of the 2014 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.
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Fernando Verdasco then participated in the 2015 AAMI Classic exhibition tournament where he defeated Gilles Simon in straight sets.
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Fernando Verdasco then won the title for the second time by defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov in the final after Dolgopolov retired citing a knee injury.
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Fernando Verdasco then competed at the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.
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At the Australian Open, Fernando 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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Fernando Verdasco subsequently lost his second round match to Dudi Sela in four sets.
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In singles, Fernando Verdasco began the year in 42nd place, played in 25 tournaments, won 29 matches and lost 25.
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At the 2017 French Open Men's Doubles, and for the first time in his Grand Slam doubles career, Fernando Verdasco reached the semifinal stage where they lost to Gonzalez–Young in three sets.
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Fernando Verdasco reached his 500th career win at the 2018 Mutua Madrid Open making him the sixth Spaniard to join the elite club, and the ninth active player to achieve the milestone.
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Fernando Verdasco competed in his 67th consecutive Grand Slam at the 2020 Australian Open.
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Fernando Verdasco made 5th place on the list of Grand Slam appearances overall.
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Fernando Verdasco recorded his 550th win and became only the fifth active player on the list.
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Fernando Verdasco struggled with form the rest of the season as he was recovering from a nine-month leg injury and due to a difficult time post COVID break as he tested positive before the 2020 French Open.
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Fernando Verdasco did not win another ATP-level match and dropped out of the top 150 at year-end finishing 2021 at World No 154.
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Fernando Verdasco went one step further with a win over Thiago Monteiro to reach the quarterfinals.
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Fernando Verdasco reached his second quarterfinal of 2022 at the 2022 Estoril Open as a lucky loser where he replaced second seed Diego Schwartzman who had a first round bye.
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Fernando Verdasco reached the main draw of the 2022 US Open as a lucky loser, recording his 71st participation in a Major.
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Fernando Verdasco is an offensive baseliner who is comfortable on all surfaces, with fast hard courts being his best.
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Fernando Verdasco is good at backhand but considers his best shot to be his forehand, a shot that commentator Brad Gilbert often refers to as his "Fearhand".
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Fernando Verdasco is known for rivaling compatriot Rafael Nadal with the amount of topspin he can put on a ball.
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Fernando Verdasco is endorsed by Adidas and is currently using the Head series for racquets, after having played with Tecnifibre for the majority of his career, Dunlop from 2011 to 2013 and the Babolat Aeropro series in 2014.
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Fernando Verdasco is currently using the Head Graphene Touch Speed Pro.
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Fernando Verdasco began playing tennis when he was four years old, practicing with his father on the two hard courts in the backyard of their family home.
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Fernando Verdasco stopped school at the age of 11, and his father took over his son's academic training.
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Fernando Verdasco was diagnosed with ADHD when he was a child, but did not receive treatment in order not to have problems with doping.
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Fernando Verdasco has often spoken of his love for the English rock band Oasis and once proposed that he would play a tennis match wearing headphones listening to their 1994 album, Definitely Maybe.
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Fernando Verdasco is known to use mindfulness techniques during his tennis matches, often visualizing soothing and romantic scenes to help dampen the stress of professional tennis.
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Fernando Verdasco tested positive for COVID-19 in August 2020, and again the following month.
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