Verdasco Enters Regions Morgan Keegan Championships

World No.8 Fernando Verdasco, perhaps best known for his epic battle against Rafael Nadal in the 2009 Australian Open semifinals but also a fixture in the ATP World Tour's Top 10 since then, will again grace the indoor hardcourts of Memphis for the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships this February.

"I look forward to being back in Memphis and doing well in one of the best and unique tennis atmospheres on the ATP World Tour," Verdasco said.

Verdasco played Memphis for the first time last year and has always been strong on American hardcourts, two of his five career titles coming here (New Haven last year, San Jose this year) and recently reaching his second straight quarterfinal at the 2010 US Open.

Verdasco will try to become the first Spaniard ever to win the title in Memphis - in fact, no Spaniard has ever reached the final of the event.

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