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Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court, beating Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro

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HOUSTON — Fernando Verdasco won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish countryman Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4).

The 30-year-old Verdasco ended a six-match losing streak in tournament finals. He also reached the doubles final and had been on the court six hours longer than Almagro going into the final.

PHOTO: Spain's Nicolas Almagro sits on the bench after losing to countryman Fernando Verdasco in the final at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship tennis tournament Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Houston. Verdasco won 6-3, 7-6 (4). (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Spain's Nicolas Almagro sits on the bench after losing to countryman Fernando Verdasco in the final at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship tennis tournament Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Houston. Verdasco won 6-3, 7-6 (4). (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Almagro had a walkover in the semifinals when Sam Querrey pulled out because of back injury.

Almagro also finished second last year, losing to John Isner. Almagro has won all 12 of his titles on clay.

On Saturday in the doubles final, twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan beat Verdasco and David Marrero 4-6, 6-4, 11-9.

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PHOTO: Spain's Fernando Verdasco waves to the crowd after his win over countryman Nicolas Almagro in the final of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship tennis tournament Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Houston. Verdasco won 6-3, 7-6 (4). (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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