Player Profiles

(8) Fernando Verdasco

  • DOB: 15/11/1983
  • Nationality: ESP
  • Became Pro: 2001
  • Height: 1.88
Verdasco - serial fourth-rounder.

Player Profile

The Spanish number two will be bidding to improve on two consecutive fourth-round appearances in London.

Verdasco has established himself among the tour's elite after a breakthrough year in 2009 which saw him reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

The 26-year-old's game is well-suited to the hardcourts of Melbourne and the same can be said of his pedigree on clay, but grass is definitely his least-effective surface.

That said - the Madrid-born lefty has one of the most penetrating forehands in the business so he can cause problems for the rest of field if he is allowed to dictate play from the back of the court.

While no-one in the draw will welcome facing the huge-hitting Spaniard, he is not fancied to make serious in-roads at this year's championships.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

Australian Open --R1R4R4SFR2R2R2R2
French Open -R2R3R3R4R4R4R4R2R1
Wimbledon -QF-R2R1R4R4R3R4R2
US Open ----QFQFR3R3R3R4

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Federer: Grasscourt king Nadal: Imperious form Djokovic: Not fancied Murray - lacking confidence. Roddick - 2009 runner-up. Soderling - dark horse. Davydenko - poor on grass. Verdasco - serial fourth-rounder. Ferrer - clay specialist. Tsonga - injury problem. Cilic - Australian Open semi-finalist. Berdych - semi-finalist at Roland Garros. Youzhny - high on confidence. Ferrero - former world number one. Hewitt - winner in 2002. Melzer - former junior champion.
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