Good news is he's defended most of his points here, and for the rest of the year he has nothing to defend apart from the US Open QF. So hopefully he's picking the right time here to end the slump and start adding some more points.
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is verdasco becoming one of those people that only plays well at the slams?, i mean all of his best results recently have been at slams and he's sucked everywhere else with the one exception being in estoril until the final
Actually Malisse is ok on clay. He has more wins then losses at least.
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Xavier Malisse Janko Tipsarevic
Stanislas Wawrinka - Brian Baker - Andy Roddick - Roger Federer - Alexandr Dolgopolov - Gilles Simon - Lleyton Hewitt - Richard Berankis - Ernests Gulbis - Mikhail Youzhny - Nicolas Mahut - Oli Rochus - James Blake - Fabio Fognini - David Nalbandian - Marcos Baghdatis
Fabrice Santoro - Marat Safin - Nicolas Lapentti - Sebastian Grosjean
is verdasco becoming one of those people that only plays well at the slams?
Certainly he found some decent form at US out of nowhere - in the events before he was losing to everyone, dropped a set to Schwank on hard, only beat Berrer because of a massively comic meltdown, etc etc.
Was meh at the Aus, but seems he had lots of foot problems.
Malisse is a good player overall, in Paris he was twice in the 4th round having beaten Albert Costa for instance. Besides this year in Paris with these hard "babolat" balls the game is quite similar to the one which we see on hardcourts.
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