Verdasco battles past Djokovic.

Fernando Verdasco ended Novak Djokovic’s hopes of winning the Rome Masters after an epic three-hour victory took the Spaniard into the last four.

Verdasco eventually beat the world number two from Serbia 7-6 3-6 6-4 in three hours 18 minutes to seal a semifinal berth and record his 12th win in 13 matches.

 Verdasco lost in the final to Rafael Nadal in Monte-Carlo two weeks ago before winning the Barcelona Open last week.

Verdasco twice went up a break in a hard-fought opener but both times Djokovic pegged him back, once when he was serving for the set. The tie-break went 7-4 in the world number nine’s favor.

Djokovic hit back in the second set, giving Verdasco the runaround and breaking three times on his way to a 6-3 success.

But in the decider Verdasco broke Djokovic’s serve in the third game and held on through some long and dramatic rallies to claim it 6-4.

0 Responses to “Verdasco battles past Djokovic.”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Top Posts

 Playboy's Tennis Bunny?
...just 70 days to Ashley's return...
Radwanska v. Wozniacki for the booby prize in Mauritius.
Safina is in Tokyo to defend the title.
Andy Roddick out of Shanghai Masters.
"The winner buys dinner," says Caroline Wozniacki.


%d bloggers like this: