It wasn’t until a break point late in the fifth set that a dent in Verdasco’s beauty armor shone through.
He eventually lost a very exciting match to Andy Murray, 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5. But through it all, his hair was absolutely perfect.
Throughout the first two-set tromping of Murray early on, his hair never moved.
His pinpoint serves sent Andy reeling and grunting in that high-pitched whine he makes when he’s in a pinch. But Verdasco’s hair never moved.
When Murray saved a pair of break points — first with a service winner, then with one of his 13 aces, his hair was like an ice sculpture.
Even when he lost the fourth set 1-6, Verdasco’s hair was like stone.
But when he sent the ball long at break point in the fifth set — after both players had held serve for 10 straight games, a small tuft of dark locks fell into his eye. I almost cried. It was like a mortal Superman getting his ass kicked in “Superman Returns.”
Murray had this to say about the match:
“Made some bad mistakes, poor choices on the court. And then, I turned it around really well after that.”
What he should have said was:
“Made some bad mistakes, poor choices on the court. But, honestly, I was mesmerized by Fernando’s hair…”
Verdasco may have lost this one, but he’s definitely gained a few Twitter followers. Probably mostly hair dressers, though… or Lex Luther types.