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Spain's Verdasco wins U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship

Houston, Apr 14 (EFE).- Spain's Fernando Verdasco defeated countryman Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the final of the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston. Sunday's match was the first all-Spanish final in the 80-year history of the tournament. The 30-year-old Verdasco, who saw his ranking rise from No. 29 to No. 26 in the ATP rankings released on Monday, had not won a title since 2010, when he won in San Jose.

Tennis: Verdasco wins all-Spanish Houston final

Fourth seed Fernando Verdasco defeated Nicolas Almagro in an all-Spanish showdown to snap a six-match losing streak in finals and claim the US men's clay court championship title Sunday. Former world number seven Verdasco earned his first title since 2010 with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) victory at the River Oaks Country Club. "It's been a long time since I've won a singles title," said Verdasco. "It's a very important day for me to win a tournament after a few years and after the injury in my knee the last couple years."

Tennis: US Clay Court Championship results

Results from the ATP Tour's US Clay Court Championship on Sunday (x denotes seeding): Final Fernando Verdasco (ESP x4) bt Nicolas Almagro (ESP x3) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) afp

Tennis: Verdasco wins all-Spanish Houston final

Fourth seed Fernando Verdasco defeated Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro in straight sets to snap a six-match losing streak in finals and claim the US men's clay court championship title Sunday. Former world number seven Verdasco earned his first title since 2010 with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) victory at the River Oaks Country Club. Verdasco hammered four aces and saved six-of-seven break point chances in the one hour, 52 minute match.

Tennis: Verdasco, Almagro to meet in Houston final

Fourth seeded Fernando Verdasco beat Santiago Giraldo in straight sets to reach his first final of 2014, where an all-Spanish battle awaits. Verdasco eased past Giraldo 6-4, 7-5 in the first semi-final match at the US men's clay court championship. Former world number seven Verdasco will try to earn his first title since 2010 against third seed Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro, who advanced when American Sam Querrey was cut down by a back injury.

Tennis: US Clay Court Championship results

Results from the ATP Tour's US Clay Court Championship on Saturday (x denotes seeding): Semi-finals Fernando Verdasco (ESP x4) bt Santiago Giraldo (COL) 6-4, 7-5 afp

Tennis: US Clay Court Championship results - collated

Results from the ATP Tour's US Clay Court Championship on Saturday (x denotes seeding): Semi-finals Fernando Verdasco (ESP x4) bt Santiago Giraldo (COL) 6-4, 7-5 Nicolas Almagro (ESP x3) bt Sam Querrey (USA) - walkover afp

Tennis: Verdasco, Almagro to meet in Houston final

Fourth seeded Fernando Verdasco beat Santiago Giraldo in straight sets to reach his first final of 2014, where an all-Spanish battle awaits. Verdasco eased past Giraldo 6-4, 7-5 in the first semi-final match at the U.S. men's clay court championship. Verdasco will try to earn his first title since 2010 against third seed Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro, who advanced when American Sam Querrey was cut down by a back injury. Almagro lost in last year's Houston final to American John Isner. gph/dj

Tennis: US Clay Court Championship results

Results from the ATP Tour's US Clay Court Championship on Friday (x denotes seeding): Quarter-finals Fernando Verdasco (ESP x4) bt Donald Young (USA) 7-6 (7/1), 6-1 Santiago Giraldo (COL) bt Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) 6-3, 6-4 afp

Tennis: Second-seeded Robredo ousted in Houston

Colombia's Santiago Giraldo sent second-seeded Tommy Robredo packing Thursday, while two other seeded Spaniards made it safely into the quarter-finals of the US Men's Clay Court Championship. Giraldo saved all four break points he faced en route to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Robredo, who was making his Houston debut. "I had a lot of chances in a lot of games, and every time it was 0-30, 15-30, I was hitting three in a row straight to the fence," Robredo said. "With this, there's no chance to win."
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