Thursday, November 26, 2009

ATP Tour Finale: First Eliminations

Curtain Call
Player: Fernando Verdasco
Nation: Spain
Age: 26
Current Ranking: #8
Tour Page:
Today's Match: lost to Andy Murray (Great Britain) in three sets

Verdasco had never qualified for the final gala before and will finish with his highest ever year-end ranking. I can imagine it's pretty hard to take three losses in a single week but he did well to get here. Hiring Darren Cahill as his coach shows that he's serious about contending for Slams on a regular basis.

Verdasco and Murray have both been eliminated with Federer and del Potro moving on to Saturday's semis. On the doubles side, Fyrstenberg, Matkowski, Nestor and Zimonjic go home while Bhupati, Knowles, Cermak and Mertinak soldier on.

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