So disappointing. Anybody who beats Federer deserves a medal.
I didn't see what happened but there's this from reuters:
Blake and Gonzalez's semi-final was not much shorter at 42 games, and bitter controversy erupted after the 2004 bronze-medallist's 4-6, 7-5, 11-9 win.
US number one Blake, who stunned top seed Roger Federer in the quarters, claimed the Chilean touched a ball which went out but didn't admit it to the umpire.
Blake said he had lost "a little faith" in the 2004 bronze medallist and doubles champion over the incident, which happened at a crucial moment in the deciding set.
"Playing in the Olympics, in what's supposed to be considered a gentleman's sport, that's a time to call it on yourself. Fernando looked me square in the eye and didn't call it," Blake said.
"That's a disappointing way to exit the tournament when you not only lose the match, but you lose a little faith in your fellow competitor," he added.
Gonzalez, who saved three match points, denied any wrongdoing and said if he was sure he touched the ball, he would have said so.
"If I'm hundred percent sure about it, I will give it. But I'm not sure," he said.
Blake loses shot at gold
Accuses Gonzalez of not calling error on himself
The incident that upset Blake occurred with Gonzalez serving at 8-9 in the final set. On the first point, Blake hit a backhand passing shot long but contended the ball ticked Gonzalez's racket before landing, as TV replays confirmed.
Blake appealed in vain to the chair umpire, and said Gonzalez should have conceded the point. Blake went on to lose the game to make it 9-all.
"Playing in the Olympics, in what's supposed to be considered a gentleman's sport, that's a time to call it on yourself," Blake said. "Fernando looked me square in the eye and didn't call it."
Gonzalez said he was uncertain whether the ball hit his racket.
"I didn't feel anything," Gonzalez said. "I mean, it's just one point. There is an umpire. If I'm 100 percent sure about it, I mean, I will give it. But I'm not sure."
Blake described Gonzalez as a great player who does everything in his power to win, "usually" within the rules.
"Whatever he wants to say is fine," Blake said. "Whatever is going to get him to have some sleep tonight, then that's fine."