[Yahoo] Verdasco advances to Valencia quarters (AP)

Rusty Backhand
04-12-2006, 05:16 PM
Fernando Verdasco of Spain beat Potito Starace 6-3, 7-6 (4) Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Valencia Open. Verdasco trailed 4-1 in the second set, but rallied to win the tiebreaker. He will face countryman Guillermo Garcia-Lopez for a spot in the semifinals. Garcia-Lopez defeated Jan Hernych of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-4.