FERNANDO GONZALEZ

  • Chilean Fernando Gonzalez to retire next month February 12, 2012

    Santiago: Fernando Gonzalez of Chile is set to retire after the Masters tournament next month in Florida. The 31yearold Gonzalez, who reached No. 5 in the ATP rankings, made the announcement at an emotional news conference on Thursday. He said he no longer had the energy to play at the top level...
  • Aus Open: Roddick sets up meeting with Gonzalez January 22, 2010

    Melbourne: Andy Roddick and Fernando Gonzalez are set for a clash of big serves after both came through marathon wins in the third round of the Australian Open tennis tournament on Friday. Gonzalez, the world number 11 and Australia 2007 finalist, worked for a heavy win over Evgeny Korolev of...
  • Gonzalez, Blake enter Shanghai Masters second round October 13, 2009

    Shanghai: Tenth seed Fernando Gonzalez reached the second round of the inaugural Shanghai Masters on Monday when German Mischa Zverev retired injured in the third set of a tight match. The match was all square at 75, 67, 22 when the world No. 67 called an end to the contest...
  • US Open: Nadal beats Gonzalez to reach semis September 13, 2009

    New York: After a day of waiting around, Rafael Nadal finally got back on the court. About half an hour later, he was still looking for some action. The thirdseeded Nadal took advantage of an embarrassing collapse by No. 11 Fernando Gonzalez at the US Open on Saturday to put away...
  • Del Potro enters US Open semis, rain strands Nadal September 11, 2009

    New York: Sixth seed Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro roared into his second Grand Slam semifinal of the year with a 46, 63, 62, 61 victory over Croatian 16th seed Marin Cilic at the US Open on Thursday. After winning the first set and holding a 31 lead in the second,...
  • Soderling stops Gonzalez, enters French Open final June 5, 2009

    Paris: Robin Soderling's upset of Rafael Nadal cleared a path to the French Open final. The player who took advantage: Soderling. The surprising Swede extended his improbable Roland Garros run by beating Fernando Gonzalez in a seesaw semifinal on Friday, winning 63, 75, 57, 46, 64. Soderling let a big lead...
  • Soderling strolls into French Open semis, Murray out June 3, 2009

    Paris: Swede Robin Soderling built on the momentum that allowed him to beat Rafael Nadal and reached the the French Open semifinals on Tuesday with a 61, 63, 61 drubbing of Russian 10th seed Nikolay Davydenko. Soderling will play his first Grand Slam semifinal against Chile's Fernando Gonzalez, seeded 12th. The 23rd...
  • Nadal has Gonzalez in his sights in Melbourne January 26, 2009

    Melbourne: Spain's Rafa Nadal is a monster on court but the softestspoken of gentleman off it. As mildmannered as he is, he could be forgiven if he has Australian Open revenge on his mind ahead of Monday's fourth round clash against Fernando Gonzalez. The last time the pair clashed at Melbourne Park...
  • Hewitt knocked out, Mauresmo moves on January 20, 2009

    Melbourne: Lleyton Hewitt was bundled out of the Australian Open on Tuesday after losing his first round match to Chile's Fernando Gonzalez 57, 62 62, 36, 63. It was Hewitt's first opening round defeat at the Australian Open since 2002, when had was struck down by chicken pox. The Australian, a finalist...
  • Nadal takes on Chile's Gonzalez in singles final August 16, 2008

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal will be crowned world No. 1 on Monday, and he'll probably be Olympic champion too. Add that to two Grand Slams, five other titles and the comprehensive dethronement of Roger Federer, and it's been quite a season already. Nadal faces Chile's Fernando Gonzalez in Sunday's final and on current...
  • Blake charges Gonzalez of gamesmanship after loss August 15, 2008

    Beijing: US No.1 James Blake said he had "lost a little faith" in Chile's Fernando Gonzalez as a furious row erupted over their Olympic semifinal on Friday. Blake said Gonzalez knowingly touched a fastmoving ball which went out with his racquet, unnoticed by the umpire, and would not admit it afterwards. The...
  • Madrid Masters: Gonzalez enters quarterfinals October 18, 2007

    Madrid: Last year's losing finalist Fernando Gonzalez breezed into the quarterfinals of the Madrid Masters on Thursday with an emphatic 64, 62 win over Argentine Juan Monaco. The win also took the Chilean a step closer to securing his place at the seasonending Masters Cup in Shanghai for the second time...
  • Djokovic, Stepanek, Murray advance at Montreal August 8, 2007

    Montreal: Third seed Novak Djokovic opened his title bid at the Montreal Masters with an impressive 63, 63 win over Germany's Nicolas Kiefer in the second round on Tuesday. The Serb, a semifinalist at Wimbledon last month, took the first set thanks to one service break and two more in the...
  • Gonzalez sets up final date with FedEx January 26, 2007

    New Delhi: Chile's Fernando Gonzalez has stormed into the men's singles final of the Australian Open with a crushing straight sets win over Tommy Haas of Germany on Friday. The 12th seeded Gonzalez beat 10th seed Haas 61, 63, 61. Haas was completely outdone by Gonzalez who hit an incredible 42...
  • Gonzalez upsets Nadal, enters semis January 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Fernando Gonzalez's dream run at the Australian Open this year continued on Wednesday as the Chilean upset second seed Rafael Nadal in straight sets to make it to the semifinal. The 26yearold hit a whopping 41 winners in his twohour long match against the Spaniard. The 10th seed was...
  • Nadal, Gonzalez enter quarterfinals January 23, 2007

    New Delhi: Rafael Nadal has beaten Andy Murray to enter the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The second seed beat 15th seed Murray 67, 64, 46, 63, 61 in a classic encounter. Murray started well winning the first set but Rafa took the second. Murray came back to take the third 64. But...
  • Fedex powers to 10th title of the year October 22, 2006

    Madrid: World number one Roger Federer racked up his 10th title of the season with a ruthless 75 61 60 win over Chile's Fernando Gonzalez in the final of the 2 million Euro Madrid Masters on Sunday. The 25yearold weathered an early storm from the 10th seed but found his...
  • Roddick, Ferrero in final at Cincinnati August 20, 2006

    Cincinnati: Andy Roddick and Juan Carlos Ferrero, both of whom are former world No 1, reached the Cincinnati Masters Series final with convincing semifinal victories on Saturday. Ferrero eased past fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo 63 64 and Roddick outgunned Chilean 13th seed Fernando Gonzalez 63 63 to set up a repeat...