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Rafael Nadal starts his Hamburg campaign against Fernando Verdasco
Rafael Nadal starts his Hamburg campaign against Fernando Verdasco

Rafael Nadal takes on Fernando Verdasco in Round 1 at the Hamburg Open World No. 10 Rafael Nadal will look to get back to wining ways on clay when he faces his compatriot Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the Hamburg Open. Nadal, who suffered a shock second round loss to Dustin Brown at Wimbledon, is aiming for a first clay title in Europe this season. The 14-time Grand Slam champion’s best result on the European clay swing was

Jul 26 2015
Stan Wawrinka through to the fourth round with a comfortable win over Fernando Verdasco
Stan Wawrinka through to the fourth round with a comfortable win over Fernando Verdasco

Stan Wawrinka attempts a forehand in his win over Fernando Verdasco Stan Wawrinka continued his good run of form at Wimbledon with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win against Fernando Verdasco. Wawrinka broke Verdasco in the tenth game of the opening set as the Spaniard double faulted on set point. The Swiss was impressive on his first serve winning 94 % points off them. With just 5 unforced errors and 11 winners, Wawrinka wrapped up the first set without

Jul 3 2015
Nadal and other players sign letter against Spanish tennis body chief
Nadal and other players sign letter against Spanish tennis body chief

Nadal is one of those who have signed the letter Madrid, June 29 (IANS) The organisation of Spanish tennis was in chaos on Monday after 44 current players, former players and coaches signed a letter denouncing the way that Spanish Tennis Federation president Jose Luis Escanuela has been running the federation. The letter signed on Sunday states it is "with the aim of dealing with the deteriorating situation within Spanish tennis,"

Jun 29 2015
Murray is a 'big threat to anyone' at Wimbledon: Verdasco
Murray is a 'big threat to anyone' at Wimbledon: Verdasco

Fernando Verdasco of Spain at the Aegon Championships in London yesterday London, June 16 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco has warned that World No.3 Andy Murray will be a "big threat" at Wimbledon, beginning June 29. Murray will attempt to win his second title at Wimbledon this summer, following an impressive clay court season. He won the grass court Major in 2013. Murray crashed out of the French Open at the

Jun 17 2015
Kei Nishikori advances to French Open fourth round after Benjamin Becker withdraws
Kei Nishikori advances to French Open fourth round after Benjamin Becker withdraws

Coach Michael Chang (C) watches Kei Nishikori of Japan during his Men's Singles match against Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil  Paris, May 28: Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori qualified on Thursday for the fourth round of the French Open without stepping foot on the court, as his scheduled German opponent Benjamin Becker defaulted with a shoulder injury. "Benjamin Becker withdraws with right shoulder injury, Nishikori advance

Barcelona Open: Kei Nishikori eases into third round
Barcelona Open: Kei Nishikori eases into third round

Nishikori was imperious as he took out Gabashvili in straight sets in his opening match at Barcelona Open. Kei Nishikori kicked off his title defence at the Barcelona Open in style, as he cruised into the third round after trouncing Teymuraz Gabashvili, 6-3, 6-4. Nishikori, who has bagged the top seed at the event, is, along with Rafael Nadal, the favourite to win the tournament.  Ranked five in the world and on a hunt for his ninth A

Apr 22 2015
I wouldn't be in Monte Carlo if I wasn't confident enough: Rafael Nadal
I wouldn't be in Monte Carlo if I wasn't confident enough: Rafael Nadal

Nadal will look to turn his fortunes with the commencement of the clay-court season.   To say that Rafael Nadal is having a lacklustre 2015 would be an overestimation of the disastrous start that he has had to the season. With a 15-5 win-loss record and just a solitary title to his name this year, the 14-time Grand Slam champion will probably admit that the task that he has ahead is, by any sober standard of measurement, a colossal one

Apr 13 2015
Feliciano Lopez, Fernando Verdasco to square-off in Ecuador ATP semi-finals
Feliciano Lopez, Fernando Verdasco to square-off in Ecuador ATP semi-finals

Feliciano Lopez is the top seed at the event Quito, Feb 7 (IANS): Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain defeated seventh-seeded Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to reach the Ecuador Open ATP semifinals where he will face compatriot Fernando Verdasco, who beat Italy's Paolo Lorenzi. Third-seeded Verdasco beat Lorenzi, fifth seed, 6-1, 6-2, to reach the last four of the clay-court tournament here Friday, reports Xinhua. Number si

Feb 7 2015
Novak Djokovic holds off Fernando Verdasco for fourth round spot
Novak Djokovic holds off Fernando Verdasco for fourth round spot

Serbia's Novak Djokovic shakes hands after victory in his men's singles match against Spain's Fernando Verdasco Melbourne, Jan 24: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic raised his level as needed on Saturday to withstand the challenge of Spain's Fernando Verdasco, beating the Spaniard 7-6(8), 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Australian Open fourth round in Melbourne. The Serbian is through to the fourth round at Melbourne Park for the ninth

Jan 25 2015
Tommy Robredo and Fernando Verdasco to play in Brazil Open
Tommy Robredo and Fernando Verdasco to play in Brazil Open

Tommy Robredo Rio de Janeiro, Dec 27 (IANS) Spanish tennis stars Tommy Robredo and Fernando Verdasco will compete at the Brazil Open in February. The duo will join compatriot and world no.14 Feliciano Lopez, whose participation in the ATP 250 event was confirmed earlier this month, reported Xinhua. Robredo, currently ranked 17th in the world, will compete in the tournament for the fifth time, having won the title in 2009. It will be t

Dec 27 2014
Best childhood pictures of famous tennis stars
Best childhood pictures of famous tennis stars

Here are some of the best childhood pictures of today’s tennis stars.

Dec 5 2014
Western and Southern Open: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Venus Williams crash out
Western and Southern Open: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Venus Williams crash out

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was outclassed by Mikhail Youzhny in Cincinnati Cincinnati, Aug 13 (IANS) It was a day of upsets at the Western and Southern Open tennis as world No.10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and American Venus Williams made a first round exit while men's world No.1 Novak Djokovic struggled to make it to the second round. Tsonga suffered 1-6, 4-6 loss to Mikhail Youzhny of Russia. The Frenchman won the Rogers Cup last week after beat

Aug 13 2014
Wimbledon 2014: Top 5 upsets in men's singles draw so far
Wimbledon 2014: Top 5 upsets in men's singles draw so far

Although the 2014 edition of Wimbledon has seen far less upsets as compared to the previous two editions, it certainly hasn’t been completely devoid of surprises. So far, 10 top-30 players have been conquered by their unseeded peers in the first two rounds of the men’s singles draw. Let us look at the top 5 upsets.

Jun 27 2014
French Open: Gael Monfils stirs up French hopes; Murray ousts Verdasco to join him in the quarters
French Open: Gael Monfils stirs up French hopes; Murray ousts Verdasco to join him in the quarters

Gael Monfils acknowledging the crowd after beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez Gael Monfils warmed French hearts in the evening chill, outplaying Guillermo Garcia-Lopez to reach the quarter-finals and keep French hopes warm for a first home grown hero since Yannick Noah in 1984. Monfils won 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to advance to the last eight. Andy Murray and Fernando Verdasco started their match before Monfils, but after an abrasive battle Murray won the

Jun 2 2014