Fernando Verdasco Carmona is a professional tennis player who has aided Spain in winning three Davis Cup titles. His best performance in a Grand Slam was making the semifinals of the 2009 Australian Open. 2002 was a good year for him, as he won his first Futures category title in Spain F1 and was runner-up in Spain F3. He had a breakthrough in 2004 when he won his first ATP title in Valencia. Later that year, he won a doubles title in Stockholm. He added another ATP victory to his credit in Umag Croatia where he defeated Igor Andreev. In 2010, he defeated Andy Roddick at the SAP Open in San Jose, California to capture his fourth ATP singles title. Verdasco played at the 2010 Barcelona Open as the fifth seed, where he defeated Robin Söderling to win his fifth career singles title. Verdasco is an offensive baseliner who is comfortable on all surfaces, with fast hard courts being his best.