Points won by each set: [ 32-37, 36-33, 27-25 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
29 % Verdasco – 29 of 98
26 % Roddick – 24 of 92

Prior to that match, Roddick [7] had led 9:2 in his H2H against Verdasco [11], having won seven in a row, however, between November 2008 and June 2010, Verdasco was in the form of his life. The American led 4:3* (30-all) in the deciding set when the Spaniard played an overhead from difficult position forcing a backhand error to win 10 out of the last 12 points – the last one with an ace (130 kph). In the 2nd set Verdasco got the crucial break at 1-all. “I served much better in the second and third set than the first set,” said Verdasco. “Also, I was more aggressive; I started to push him a little bit more, tried to play more inside the court and move toward the net in the second set.”

Verdasco’s route to his 4th title:
1 Yen-Hsun Lu 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-3
2 Benjamin Becker 7-5, 6-2
Q Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 7-6(5)
S Denis Istomin 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
W Andy Roddick 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

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