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In 2003, Verdasco played his first Masters Series tournament (Miami Masters).He joined the main draw as a qualifier, and after defeating Karol Kučera and Max Mirnyi, he lost to countryman Carlos Moyà in the third round.He reached the third round at the US Open, where he lost to Thai Paradorn Srichaphan, after defeating countryman Tommy Robredo in the first round and Italian Davide Sanguinetti in the second round. 109 in the world (with a 15–8 record in Challengers), he had a breakthrough in 2004 when he won his first ATP title in Valencia.He defeated defending champion Juan Carlos Ferrero in the semifinals and Albert Montañés in the final.En route to this final, he defeated Marin Čilić, who defeated Nikolay Davydenko early on, in the semifinal.However, his quest to win the title ended with a defeat by Scot Andy Murray.Fernando entered the Dubai Tennis Championships with a possible second round opponent of either Roger Federer or Andy Murray, his opponent would be Murray after he beat Federer in three sets.Fernando managed to take Murray to three sets but after a good performance he lost the match.
His form improved dramatically for the Rome Masters where he reached the third round, en route he got the better of Carlos Moyà and Nicolás Lapentti (who had beaten him the week earlier) before losing in a thriller to James Blake.
He also reached the quarterfinals in Valencia (where he was defending the title), Rome, and New Haven; the semifinals of Saint Petersburg; and was finalist in Kitzbühel, where he lost to Argentine Gastón Gaudio. Fernando reached the fourth round at Wimbledon, after beating Vince Spadea and German Benjamin Becker, and also upsetting third seed and former runner-up David Nalbandian in straight sets in the third round.
Verdasco reached his first Grand Slam fourth round at the U. Open, where he lost to Jarkko Nieminen, after defeating Novak Djokovic. Verdasco then lost to Czech Radek Štěpánek in five sets.
After this good performance, he had a poor season on clay, and then he lost in the first round at Wimbledon against Finn Jarkko Nieminen in five sets in which he changed tennis racquets to the new Wilson Prestige and took new natural products for increased speed on the court.
Then Verdasco played in Cincinnati, where he lost to Andy Roddick in straight sets.