40 Facts About Fernando Verdasco

1. For the first time, Fernando Verdasco spoke about his incident with a ball boy at the Shenzhen Open during his semi-final match against eventual champion Yoshihito Nishioka.

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2. 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 seminal 1994 album, 'Definitely Maybe'.

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3. 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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4. Fernando Verdasco is known for rivaling compatriot Rafael Nadal with the amount of topspin he can put on a ball.

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5. 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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6. Fernando Verdasco reached 4 quarterfinals in 2017: Paris, an ATP 1000 event, and in Houston, Budapest, and Antalya.

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7. At Wimbledon, Fernando Verdasco won his first two matches in five sets against Dudi Sela and Dominic Thiem but lost in the third round to Stan Wawrinka in straight sets.

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8. At the Australian Open, Fernando Verdasco defeated James Ward and Go Soeda and then lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in straight sets despite serving for the first set during the tiebreaker.

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9. Fernando Verdasco began the year at the 2015 Qatar ExxonMobil Open defeating Teymuraz Gabashvili in the first round before losing to eventual champion David Ferrer in straight sets.

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10. Fernando Verdasco lost to Almargro in quarterfinals of the 2014 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.

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11. At the 2014 Indian Wells Masters, Fernando Verdasco defeated eight-seeded Richard Gasquet to reach quarterfinals, where he lost to John Isner.

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12. Fernando Verdasco reached his first final of the year at the Swedish Open where he was defeated by Carlos Berlocq.

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13. Fernando Verdasco was playing with significant pain in 2012, starting before the US Open.

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14. Fernando Verdasco reached the quarterfinals in Bangkok, losing to Janko Tipsarevic in straight sets.

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15. Fernando Verdasco was ousted by Marcel Granollers of Spain in the semifinals of the Croatia Open.

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16. Fernando Verdasco lost in the first round of the 2012 Australian Open to Australian Bernard Tomic in five sets.

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17. Fernando Verdasco started the year with a first-time participation at the Hopman Cup partnering Anabel Medina Garrigues representing Spain.

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18. Fernando Verdasco reached the third round of the French Open as the 16 seed where he lost to Ivan Ljubicic.

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19. At the Estoril Open Fernando Verdasco reached the finals, defeating Frederico Gil, Kevin Anderson and was aided by the retirement of Milos Raonic in the semifinals.

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20. Fernando Verdasco faced off against Raonic in the first round of Memphis.

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21. Fernando Verdasco started the year losing in the first round of the Brisbane International to Benjamin Becker.

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22. Fernando Verdasco finished the year with the same ranking he ended with in 2009, which was No 9.

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23. 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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24. At the Legg Mason Classic in Washington, Fernando Verdasco lost to Marcos Bagdatis in the second round.

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25. 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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26. 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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27. At the China Open, Fernando Verdasco was seeded fifth, losing to Djokovic in the quarterfinals for the third time in that year.

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28. In New Haven, Fernando Verdasco defeated Igor Andreev in two tiebreak sets in the semifinals.

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29. 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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30. At the 2009 Miami Masters, Fernando Verdasco recorded his 200th ATP match win by defeating qualifier Benjamin Becker in the second round.

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31. At the 2009 Australian Open Fernando Verdasco defeated Andy Murray in the fourth round to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, where he defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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32. Fernando Verdasco started his season by reaching the final of the Brisbane International losing to Radek Stepanek in three sets.

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33. 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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34. 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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35. 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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36. In 2007, Fernando Verdasco lost in the first round in the three Masters Series tournaments on clay.

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37. Fernando Verdasco reached his first Grand Slam fourth round at the US Open, where he lost to Jarkko Nieminen, after defeating Novak Djokovic.

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38. In 2003, Fernando Verdasco played his first Masters Series tournament.

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39. Fernando Verdasco has aided Spain in winning three Davis Cup titles, winning the deciding match in both 2008 and 2009, he was part of the winning team in 2011 as well.

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40. As of 2009, Fernando Verdasco has been working in Las Vegas with Andre Agassi and his team, including Darren Cahill and Gil Reyes (Agassi's fitness coach).

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