Aces and Faults recaps the week in tennis. Last week, players from Spain and France ruled the tours, winning titles in Houston; Katowice, Poland; Bogota, Colombia and Casablanca, Morocco.
Fernando Verdasco: Has it really been four years since Verdasco won an ATP title? The Spaniard snapped his six-match losing streak in ATP finals by defeating countryman Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4) to win the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston. This was Verdasco’s fourth clay title and his first since winning the Barcelona Open in 2010.
More importantly, Spain’s talent on the clay courts was in full display in Houston. Verdasco and Almagro faced off in the first-ever all-Spain final in Houston, and Verdasco reached the doubles finals with partner David Marrero. Watch out for the Spaniards as we approach the clay-court season.
Highlights from his win: