“I’m Back in the Game”: Fernando Verdasco Announces Positive News Ahead of US Open 2021

Published 08/03/2021, 11:34 PM EDT
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – MARCH 03: Fernando Verdasco of Spain celebrates winning his semi final match against Robin Haase of Netherlands on day six of the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship on March 3, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)


Fernando Verdasco, who saw an early exit in Wimbledon, has announced some positive fitness update ahead of the US Open 2021. Notably, it was after his loss that the 37-year-old realised an inflammation on his left elbow again. Thus, he decided to undergo a minor procedure under medical advice to cure the trouble.

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Although it took him four weeks to fully recover, the Spaniard is back on the court practising. Moreover, he is optimistic and looking forward to seeing good results on the ATP Tour ahead.

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Fernando Verdasco posts recovery journey

In a recent Instagram post, Verdasco shared the entire journey from the hospital bed to the tennis court with fans. Also, he explained his decision to do the minor procedure.

“4 weeks ago, when I finished Wimbledon with my elbow inflamed again after my first-round match, I decided with my doctor and my team to have a small procedure in my left elbow to solve a mechanical problem that had been bothering me for a very long time,” Verdasco said.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 24: Fernando Verdasco of Spain reacts after losing a point in his third round match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day six of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Furthermore, Verdasco thanked the medical staff, family, and coach, and he also expressed his hopes for the 2021 season. Above all, he penned his excitement to be back on the court and eagerness to compete soon.

“Thanks to my doctor (Frank) and @rennbahnklinik, physios, coaches and family, today I’m back in the game, and soon I will be competing again. Can’t wait for that to happen,” the Spaniard added. “It’s been a hard road, but I’m very positive, and I know that very good things are about to happen.”

From the ease of his movements in the video, it is clear that the former World No.7 will be back on the ATP Tour soon. He last played against Bulgarian World No.18 Grigor Dimitrov, losing to him 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 4-6 in Wimbledon opening round.

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What’s next for Verdasco after full recovery?

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Unquestionably, the Spaniard would be eyeing to return to the tennis tour before going to New York. Thus, he might participate in the Cincinnati Masters 2021, which starts two weeks before the US Open 2021.

KEY BISCAYNE, FL – MARCH 26: Fernando Verdasco of Spain celebrates a point against Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia in their third round match during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 26, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

To sum up, Verdasco has renewed his vigor and will be looking forward to making the most of it in his last years. Hopefully, he will find his eighth ATP title this year, which he’s chasing since the 2016 Bucharest Open.

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Welcome back, Verdasco!

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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