Meet Fernando Verdasco, a Spanish professional tennis player who was the architect of Spain’s 2008 Davis Cup victory and is a champion player on almost all the surfaces. See photos, video and a biography of Fernando here.
Verdasco beat Argentina’s Jose Acasuso 6-3 6-7 4-6 6-3 6-1 in Mar Del Plata to give his country an unassailable 3-1 lead in the finals of the World group of Davis Cup.
“It’s the most exciting victory of my life,” Verdasco said. “Playing for my country, against the best players, it’s a dream,” he told Associated Press.
This is Spain’s third overall Davis Cup win after they won the title in 2000 and 2004.
As a biography, Fernando Verdasco was born on 15 November 1983 in Madrid so his age is 25. He turned professional in 2001 and won his first Futures category title in Spain F1 in 2002.
Verdasco won his first ATP title in Valencia in 2004 beating defending champion Juan Carlos Ferrero in the semifinal. He did well in the Masters Cup in Hamburg and Madrid, finishing the year at No.36 in the rankings. His best performances in the Grand Slams have been reaching the fourth rounds of French Open, U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Although, there are not many titles to his name internationally, his career-high ranking of No.11 has been attained by impressive wins over top seeded players in various tournaments.
This year has been very special for Verdasco, having won the Davis Cup for Spain by winning the fourth rubber and a doubles match with Feliciano Lopez. All this happened while he was widely booed by Argentinian spectators.
Fernando is considered as one of the most aggressive players and his career record stands at 185-147.
More photos and a video of Fernando Verdasco are below.
Fernando Verdasco Video