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Last Updated: Sunday, 18 April, 2004, 15:18 GMT 16:18 UK
Verdasco claims maiden win
Spain's Fernando Verdasco
Fernando Verdasco beat Albert Montanes in an all-Spanish final to claim his first ATP title at the Valencia Open.

Unseeded Verdasco, who won 7-6 (5) 6-3 did not drop a set in the tournament, having also beaten top-seed and defending champion Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Montanes, who was also unseeded, defeated secnd-seed Feliciano Lopez in his semi-final.

Verdasco also made the final of the Acapulco Open, where he lost to another Spaniard, Carlos Moya.

"I was able to take advantage of the first set point I had in the tiebreak, and it gave me a lot of confidence to win the second and win the match," said the 20-year-old.

"I played two finals in two months, so I'm very happy.

"The first one in Acapulco for sure gave the experience and helped me winning today."


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