De Bakker Inflicts Costly Defeat On Verdasco

World No. 46 Thiemo de Bakker dealt a blow to Fernando Verdasco’s bid to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, defeating the Spaniard 7-6(4), 7-5 in the first round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters on Monday.


De Bakker Ready To Take Centre Stage

Thiemo de Bakker has big plans for 2010, but he has a more pressing engagement at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday when he meets Andy Roddick in the third round.