HEAD’S FERNANDO VERDASCO WINS FIRST TITLE IN TWO YEARS IN RAINY BUCHAREST
Court-smart HEAD veteran Fernando Verdasco claimed his first ATP title in two years as the Spaniard beat France's Lucas Pouille 6-3, 6-2 to finish off a rain-interrupted week by lifting the Nastase Trophy event in Bucharest. The 32-year-old Verdasco, who recommends the HEAD Graphene XT Prestige, had not tasted trophy honors since winning Houston on clay in 2014.
The 60th-ranked Spanish champion, who now owns seven career titles, was playing in his 20th final - a showdown which was postponed by a day due to rain in the Romanian capital.
Verdasco, who beat Garcia-Lopez in a semi-final, becomes the seventh player 30 and older to win an ATP title this season. "It's always nice to fight in a final, but for me, the most important thing now is to win matches," said the former top 10 player. "I've had injuries this year in my neck and my hip, now I want to stay healthy.”
"These last few months have been complicated for me," said the player coming off his best performance of the season for HEAD. "I think I rediscovered myself this week - I can win matches and depend on my fitness."