The first part is a description of the match and how mad Gonzo was [it was quite shocking indeed, I was impressed by Gaël's focus, but Gonzo on the other hand really was
. They say he finally got a warning at 5-0 in the tiebreak because his racquet was destroyed this time - but he was lucky the chair umpire hadn't said anything before, I often find the warnings ridiculous, but his racquet smashing was getting out of control yesterday.]
Gonzo had his reasons to be nervous too: Vienna was a good opportunity to climb back into contention in the Race after Wawrinka's first round exit, but it was bad luck for him to play Gaël yesterday in the QF as Gaël played an almost perfect match, winning 38 of 49 points on his first serve.
Gaël means he was very solid during the whole match. When Gonzo broke back at 6-5 in the 2nd set, he deserved to win that game, he took more risks and it paid off. But Gaël kept playing aggressive tennis in the TB, played "six superb points" with a not common jumped FH shot at 3-0 "- et voilà".
He left the court with the feeling he had been better than his opponent, but "it was close! Fernando fights all the time. My serve-FH combination worked well. I'm satisfied."
The journalist says he mixed up his game very well, varying the pace a lot, but Gaël didn't have that impression on the court: "I didn't try to slow down the game today. I was rather playing deep and solid."
He has lost 3 times in a semi this year, so it's time for a final: "Everytime I play a tournament, I want to win it."
He has a goal, but doesn't want to talk about it.
And about Kohli he says: "He already beat me once. In Interclubs 3 years ago [it was in 2006, actually]. He's very good, tough to play. It will be another big fight."