Second-seeded Fernando Verdasco rallied to beat Andy Roddick 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the SAP Open for his fourth career title.
After being broken twice in the opening set, Verdasco didn’t lose his serve again. He converted the only break point of the third set to take a 5-4 lead and won the match with a 130 mph ace. He became the first Spaniard to win a title in the Bay Area since Manuel Santana did it in 1964 in Berkeley.
Verdasco had lost 15 straight matches against top-10 players before breaking through against seventh-ranked Roddick. He had lost seven consecutive matches to the American.