Originally Posted by Rosie
Hey guys - don't be so hard on Gaston! I watched the match on TV and he really fought and tried hard - it's just that at the end of the day Roger was too good for him - he is too good for nearly everybody these days so it's no shame to lose to him - especially on a court that favours his game more than Gaston's. Yes, it's true that Gaston was very tight and nervous (who wouldn't be?), and he came out thinking Roger would win - but despite the scoreline I am still proud of him for getting this far in the Masters' Cup. Enjoy your off-season break Gaston, and come back strong and rested in 2006.
Gastón is an extraordinary player. He is much better than what he showed today. I am not saying that he should have defeated the number one player in the world on that disfavourable surface, but I expected a performance in accordance with his talent.
Anyway, I adore him and I am proud of all his achievements during the year.