Player Profiles

(7) Fernando Verdasco

  • DOB: 15/11/1983
  • Nationality: ESP
  • Became Pro: 2001
  • Height: 1.88
Verdasco: Masters debut

Player Profile

Fernando Verdasco left it as late as he possibly could to qualify for London, but he won't be here to make up the numbers.

The classy Spaniard will be making his first Masters appearance at this season's finale, and the world number eight is also the only member of this year's line-up who did not qualify for the 2008 showpiece.

The season of 2009 has been one to remember for Verdasco, the Spaniard marking a personal best campaign with a third ATP title in New Haven.

His Grand Slam record of 15-4 has also caught the eye - a semi-final appearance at the Australian Open at the start of the year a clear sign of what was to follow.

Verdasco also reached the last eight at Flushing Meadows, but perhaps more impressively, he progressed to the quarter-final stage of all five Masters 1000 events.

Best on clay, Verdasco is generally regarded as being comfortable on all surfaces and following his year of improvement he'll be looking to make the most of his Masters debut.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

Australian Open --R1R4R4SFR2R2R2R2
French Open -R2R3R3R4R4R4R4R2R1
Wimbledon -QFR3R2R1R4R4R3R4R2
US Open ----QFQFR3R3R3R4

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