It was in Australia a couple of years ago that I thought "this is it" with Fernando Verdasco.
He had re-launched himself, re-imaged himself, re-built his body and was looking to be a real threat to the very top guys, to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. At that tournament he took Nadal right to the brink in the semi-finals, in one of the best matches in recent years.
But nothing happened really after that to substantiate that thought; nothing up until his run to two finals in the last few weeks on the clay.
In Monte Carlo, I was beginning to think maybe this has been a delayed reaction; itRead More »from Verdasco and Soderling still need to step up