Player Profiles

(7) Fernando Verdasco

  • DOB: 15/11/1983
  • Nationality: ESP
  • Became Pro: 2001
  • Height: 1.88
Verdasco - Barcelona champ.

Player Profile

Verdasco realised his potential in 2009 when he reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open, before losing out to fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal in a marathon five-setter.

The 26-year-old Madrid-born player has since enjoyed an extended spell inside the top 10 and has reached the second week of every major since his success Down Under.

The left-hander, who has arguably the biggest forehand in the men's game in his arsenal, heads into this year's French Open with a title to his name after taking advantage of Nadal's absence to claim the Barcelona Open.

The fourth round is the best Verdasco has been able to muster in Paris and his poor record against the top players and a proneness to lapses in concentration means the Spaniard is an unlikely champion in making.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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Australian Open --R1R4R4SFR2R2R2R2
French Open -R2-R3R4R4R4R4R2R1
Wimbledon -QFR3R2R1R4R4R3R4R2
US Open ----QFQFR3R3R3R4

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