Last Time... With Fernando Verdasco
by Kate Flory|
Spaniard Fernando Verdasco reveals the last time...
I missed a flight?
I've never missed a flight. It's been tight, but I've never actually missed one.
I flew economy class?
I flew many times. Whenever I fly inside Europe or short 2-3 hour flights, I go economy. I am not high maintenance, so I don't go business class.
I cooked for myself?
I've never cooked for myself! I'm so lucky to have three restaurants in Madrid and they always cook for me. I've never tried to learn how to cook because my family owns three restaurants in Spain. I really want to learn how to cook, but I haven’t had enough time to do it.
I lost something important?
I have lost many phones, many sunglasses. They are not really important. Not in the past two or three years though. The last time I lost my wallet was probably when I was 15. That was really important.
I hired a court and strung my own tennis racquet?
I've never had to pay to hire a court! Stringing a racquet? I can't remember. I was maybe 14 or 15 years old.
I visited a country for the first time?
I went on holiday to Hawaii for five days in February 2010, I had never been before. It's not a country, it's a state, but it's the last new place I've been to for the first time.
I asked someone for their autograph?
I have a collection of tennis racquets from players, such as Federer, Henman, Agassi and Srichaphan, which I got them to sign because I am like a fan. When I was younger, I asked players for their autographs.
I forgot a family member or close friend’s birthday?
I've never forgotten the birthday of someone really close to me because all my family and friends are so close to me, so it's hard to forget. I did forget the birthday of one of my friends last November. But it's tough to remember all birthdays!
I walked my dog?
I think it was in April 2010. I have a very big family and my Dad is the one who takes care of the dogs. When I'm at home I'm always kind of busy, so I don't even have time to go with my dogs and walk around. I have six dogs, two small ones at home – one maltese and one small jersey – and then we have a big mastiff and three dogs for hunting.
I watched Real Madrid play?
Four months ago at the Bernabeu stadium, but I don't remember which match it was. I watch them when I can. My favourite players are the Spanish ones, Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Xavi Alonso, Arbeloa. They are also my friends. Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player, but I would always choose a Spanish player as my favourite.
- Deuce 2013
- Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2012
- Roland Garros - Wimbledon 2012
- Ferrero Retirement Tribute
- Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2011
- Roddick Retirement Tribute
- US Open 2012
- Federer No1
- Nadal Roland Garros
- Nadal Grand Slam
- Nadal Masters 1000
- Australian Open 2012
- Nestor 800
- Federer 15 Quest
- Djokovic No1
- US Open 2011
- US Open 2010
- US Open 2009
- Roland Garros - Wimbledon 2011
- Roland Garros & Wimbledon 2010
- Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2010
- Bryans Record Weeks At No 1
- Bryans Doubles Teams Record
- Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2009
- DEUCE Australian Open 2011
- Australian Open 2010
- Roland Garros & Wimbledon 2009
- Australian Open 2009
- Finals 2008
- US Open 2008
- Roland Garros 2008
- Australian Open 2008
- Finals 2007
- US Open 2007