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< ...*Ironman (a.k.a Teddy Bear) off-season thread*... >

I better created a new one for this year's off season.

News -

Fernando will arrive tomorrow morning to Chile and there'll be a press conference so we'll have to wait till tomorrow to hear some words from him.

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Re: < ...*Ironman (a.k.a Teddy Bear) off-season thread*... > lol!

suerte gf.¡

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Re: < ...*Ironman (a.k.a Teddy Bear) off-season thread*... > lol!

Sorry for bumping the one from last year

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Re: < ...*Ironman (a.k.a Teddy Bear) off-season thread*... > lol!



dont worrie :P

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I thought that if we use the one from last year some people might get confused because in that thread there was the whole plan we did last year for Xmas.

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Re: < ...*Ironman (a.k.a Teddy Bear lol!) off-season thread*... >

we must create a FEÑA 2007 YEAR IN REVIEW thread guys

GO FEÑA IN 2007, WIN THE DAVIS CUP AND STILL IN THE TOP 10!!!!

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Re: < ...*Ironman (a.k.a Teddy Bear lol!) off-season thread*... >

Any plans for this Xmas?

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Re: < ...*Ironman (a.k.a Teddy Bear lol!) off-season thread*... >

Todos!

I have to run to a meeting right now but just noticed that Fernando has returned to Chile - there's an article in latercera.cl.

http://www.latercera.cl/medio/articu...250987,00.html

And just an fyi - there's one in terra.cl too - yesterday for Nico's press conference, all day there was just the article - but at the end of the day, they put up a video too whcih was very cool - they'll probably do the same for Fernando so look for it - if I see it, I'll post it.
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Re: < ...*Ironman (a.k.a Teddy Bear lol!) off-season thread*... >

Thanks NicoFan!

I'll watch the news tonight to see if they show something.

Here's Fernando's column from La Tercera.

By Fernando González

The numbers show that this was my best season

The illusion that I had to go to the Masters de Shangai was very big. The campaign of end of year was very good, with the three consecutive finals that I played in Vienna, Madrid and Basel, those served me to put me in the fight. I arrived to Paris-Bercy very motivated and with real options to qualify. But against Julien Benneteau I played a bad match, and cost me the elimination and to be without option to qualify for the Masters. I could say that I could never be comfortable to the court, that never I felt well and that I was tired. But several times in the last weeks I felt the same and in any case I could win the matches. In Basel, for example, the court did not accommodate to me much either and still I could get to the final. This time I did not obtain it because I failed much with my serve and I did not win free points. In addition that Benneteau played a good match and won it well. Thus it was as I could not reach the goal that had set to me for the end of the year.
But I must be realistic also and it would have been unfair to qualify for the Masters if I gave the four first months of the year and in addition I was bad in the Grand Slams, in which I did not pass the third round. In any case, the general balance I do of this year is very positive.
The numbers speak for themselves and show that this was my best season. Although I did not win any title, I played in a very good form a lot of big tournaments. I made semifinals in Montecarlo, Cincinnati, Toronto, in addition the final that I lost in Madrid against Roger Federer. I got to be seven of the world, my best position in the ranking, and reached the regularity that I was always looking for in my career. And the fact that removing the defeat against Benneteau in Paris, in the last tournaments of the year the player with lower ranking that beat me was Ivan Ljubicic in the final of Vienna, that is three of the world. And the others were against Federer, who is above of all the players on the tour.
Depending on what happens in Paris-Bercy I can finish this year in the top ten for the first time in my career, which is also very positive. In all these profits the work with Larry Stefanki has been very important. He has played the role that I wanted it to fulfilled. I have improved my serve, with my backhand I feel more sure and also with the volley. I added new aspects to my game that make me a more complete tennis player. The physical part has also been very important.
Today, in the age of 26 years old, I believe that I have much more still to do. Many players at this age already had their best moment, but I believe that I am passing through my peak. That allows me to think that now I can consolidate between the 10 best ones, not to be leaving and entering this group, and later to give the jump to try to be within the five best ones of the world. Today I feel with more experience and that helps me to be able to go through difficult moments.
What I want more is to rest. To think about the Masters is not worth the trouble. I thought it and I will not go as alternate. My best training is to rest before starting the pre-season looking to the next year that starts with the exhibition match of Kooyong in Australia previous to the first Grand Slam of the year. For that I need to be mental and physical well after a hard year.
I already talked it with Larry and he will be in Chile one week to work with me. I will also have to go to San Diego to continue with the pre-season that lasts all December.

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Re: < ...*Ironman (a.k.a Teddy Bear lol!) off-season thread*... >

Sadly, terra never added a video.

I think all the Chileans here ought to call and complain to terra.cl. If they have it for Nico, they should have it for Fernando!!!!
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Re: < ...*Ironman (a.k.a Teddy Bear lol!) off-season thread*... >

Thanks for the translation of the article

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We know we won't have any news about Fernando for at least a couple of weeks but the last thing I heard was that he wanted to go fishing to the south.

Have Fun Fernando!!

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Great season,Fernando GL next year
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Re: < ...*Ironman off-season thread*... >

Fena's not a Teddy Bear any more??

Hopp Rogi! Go Gonzo! Allez Gasquet!

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Peaceful place to relax and enjoy the nature

Have a nice rest Fernando !!

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We know we won't have any news about Fernando for at least a couple of weeks but the last thing I heard was that he wanted to go fishing to the south.

Have Fun Fernando!!

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