Fernando Verdasco was elected "Mister Sofia Open 2019" The Spanish player is said to be the most handsome player competing in the Bulgarian tournament. He was also given an award. Verdasco is married to Ana Boyer and they will become parents, later this year.
Verdasco opened his campaign on a high note defeating Alexander Lazarov in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, on Thursday. "I am pleasantly surprised," said Verdasco. "I was a little bit unprepared, I am wearing a shirt that is not combined with a tie.
" Analyzing his opening-round win, Verdasco added: “I played very well today, very solid. I came here really early, I thought I will play on Monday, or Tuesday, but my first match was today. So I was a little bit overprepared for this match.
I had the chance to watch my opponent in the qualifiers against Vanni, I watched his last year match against Radu Albot, just to know what to expect. But today I played really solid. He is a young player, with the whole career before him.
I was really moved when after the match he said to me that it was an honor to play me. Something more – I felt a little bit sad. You know, in tennis you play to win and it doesn’t matter if you play your brother, cousin or best friend.
But when he said this to me I felt a little bit sad that I won." Verdasco will next play Marius Copil, who defeated Stan Wawrinka in the opening round in the Bulgarian capital.