The match was delayed for 90 minutes by light rain and began with mist enveloping the court. Just one break of serve at 2-2 decided the opening set, and Verdasco then complained about the conditions before play continued.
Lopez saved a break point to hold for 2-2 and then a second set point at 5-4 before rallying from 4-1 down in the tiebreaker.
Results from the fourth day of the ATP-WTA Eastbourne International (x denotes seeding):
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-4, 7-6 (8/6)