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Feña did it: He's a MAESTRO!!!! VAMOS GONZO IN TMC SHANGHAI!!!!!

ChinoRios4Ever
11-02-2007, 07:55 PM
Feña did it, he's in SHANGHAI!!!!!! :woohoo:

TMC Entry List
1. Roger Federer
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Novak Djokovic
4. Nikolay Davydenko
5. Andy Roddick
6. David Ferrer
7. Fernando Gonzalez :cool:
8. Richard Gasquet

Alt. ??????

Groups TBD

enqvistfan
11-02-2007, 07:59 PM
:woohoo:

So happy for him !!!!!

Muchas gracias Rafa :worship:

VAMOS FERNANDO EN SHANGHAI !! El maestro is the name :)

enqvistsangel
11-02-2007, 08:03 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:woohoo:

rats_lex
11-02-2007, 08:04 PM
Thanxs Rafaaaa!!!

C'mon Feñaaaa in Shanghai!.-

NicoFan
11-02-2007, 08:04 PM
:woohoo:

GRACIAS RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:bounce:

YEAY FOR FERNANDO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

I like that...el maestro... :lol:

SHANGHAI...HERE COMES FERNANDO!!! :fiery:

Sparko1030
11-02-2007, 08:08 PM
:woohoo:

:hug: Gracias, gracias Rafa!!!

:banana: He made it!!! (as with most of his matches though, he had to wait till the very last minute-nothing is EVER easy :haha:)


VAMOOOOOS FENA!!! NOW KICK SOME BUTT IN SHANGHIA!!!! :fiery:

16681
11-02-2007, 08:22 PM
Congrats to Gonzo for making it into the Race :) And, of course, you were all right to thank Rafa because his win was what put Gonzo in :D I like that--a win-win situation ;)

Blue Heart24
11-02-2007, 08:41 PM
Congrats to him for making it,although he will lose all matches there.

enqvistfan
11-02-2007, 08:45 PM
Nice

Congrats to him for making it,although he will lose all matches there.

GonzoFan
11-02-2007, 08:48 PM
WOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :bigclap: :banana: :woohoo:

Party on Gonzo's forum today!!! :aparty: :banana:

Thanks to Rafa and Marcos! :kiss:

VAMOS FERNANDO IN SHANGAIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:

Sommarsverige
11-02-2007, 08:49 PM
Congrats to Feña for making it to Shanghai :hug: :yeah:

I wish him a great tournament there and hope he will win many matches :worship:

Björki
11-02-2007, 11:04 PM
Congrats Fena :yeah:

DeuX.cl
11-03-2007, 01:08 AM
Felicidades Feña!!!!

GonzoFed
11-03-2007, 01:10 AM
Wena Gonzo!!!!

*Viva Chile*
11-03-2007, 01:24 AM
Thanks you Marcos and Rafa :worship:

VAMOS FEÑA!!!! :bounce:

RogiFan88
11-03-2007, 02:02 AM
Am I happy for Fena or what?!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally, Fena makes the TMC Shanghai outright!

The funniest thing is that he lost in R2 while the other guys were battling it out amongst themselves for a spot... it's too too funny!

VAMOS, FENA! Can't wait to see you in your Chinese outfit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YES!!!!!!!!!!!! Best news all day!!!!!!!!!!!!

TommyB.
11-03-2007, 09:58 AM
Well done Gonzo!! :yeah:

Good luck in Shanghai!!

ChinoRios4Ever
11-03-2007, 06:25 PM
Wena Gonzo!!!!

wena naty? :devil: :haha:

AnitaOlea
11-04-2007, 01:59 PM
xD jajaja, ojala le vaya bien y juegue mejor que ultimamente =/, ojala vuelva a usar su reves y no haga el loco =S...

Albop
11-04-2007, 02:19 PM
Wena Gonzo!!!!

wena naty? :devil: :haha:

:spit:

Alx
11-04-2007, 03:08 PM
congrats Feña !!! :woohoo:

Peoples
11-07-2007, 08:07 AM
It's great he made it.

Tough draw though. We need to hope Federer doesn't drop any matches since both the other guys are more likely to get a random win over him. Roddick and Davydenko both very tricky oppoents to Feña always.

ju_lopes
11-07-2007, 11:13 AM
SINGLES GROUPING

Red Group

1 R. Federer
4 N. Davydenko
5 A. Roddick
7 F. Gonzalez

Gold Group

2 R. Nadal
3 N. Djokovic
6 D. Ferrer
8 R. Gasquet

Fergie
11-07-2007, 12:54 PM
Tough group but Roddick and Davydenko aren't playing their best tennis lately so ... Vamos Feña :rocker2:

*Viva Chile*
11-07-2007, 01:17 PM
I agree with Fergie ;)

NicoFan
11-07-2007, 02:02 PM
Me too - Davydenko especially hasn't been playing good tennis.

Of course, at the year end championship, it should all the tough. :shrug: It's supposed to be in the best of the best.

RogiFan88
11-07-2007, 02:44 PM
I was hoping Fena w be in the Gold Group but let's hop he can win two RR matches at least and make the SF!

enqvistfan
11-07-2007, 06:38 PM
I think the same. He can take advantage of this, there are at least two matches to win. VAMOS :bounce:

Tough group but Roddick and Davydenko aren't playing their best tennis lately so ... Vamos Feña :rocker2:

GonzoFan
11-07-2007, 07:45 PM
Tough group but Roddick and Davydenko aren't playing their best tennis lately so ... Vamos Feña :rocker2:

Yup, I agree with you.

VAMOS FERNANDOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rocker2:

ChinoRios4Ever
11-07-2007, 07:52 PM
vamos Feña :rocker2:

Alonsofz
11-07-2007, 07:55 PM
Vamos Fernando :rocker2:

Fergie
11-08-2007, 10:59 AM
González analiza a sus futuros rivales en Shanghai

Desde hoy (ayer) que me encuentro en Shanghai y el torneo ya comienza a cobrar vida, porque la mayoría de los jugadores estamos en China.

Se trata de un campeonato especial y eso se deja sentir desde la llegada a la ciudad, cuando más de siete personas llegan a buscarme al aeropuerto y me trasladan a un hotel de lujo y donde en el estadio hay un camarín exclusivo para cada jugador, lo que se da en muy pocas partes del mundo. Un certamen donde están los ocho mejores jugadores del mundo, donde es un verdadero honor haber llegado.

Ayer tuve mi primera práctica y la sensación que me quedó fue muy buena. Entrené con (Novak) Djokovic y la cancha se siente muy bien, porque está jugable, parecida a la de los torneos que venía disputando en Europa y menos rápida que cuando jugué el 2005.

Y después ya pude saber sobre mis rivales para la primera fase del torneo que se inicia el domingo (11 horas más que en Chile).

La fortuna me puso en el Grupo Rojo, junto con Roger Federer (1º), Nikolay Davydenko (4º) y Andy Roddick (5º). Como se sabe, las reglas dicen que los dos primeros de cada serie pasan a semifinales, por lo que la tarea por avanzar será muy dura.

A primera vista será un grupo mucho más cerrado que el otro, donde quedaron Rafael Nadal (2º), Novak Djokovic (3º), David Ferrer (6º) y Richard Gasquet (8º) y que comienzan jugando el domingo. La verdad es que cualquier zona que me hubiera tocado sería difícil. Acá están los mejores jugadores del año, así que no se puede hablar de sorteo más difícil o más fácil.

Hay que partir hablando de Federer, quien debería ser mi primer rival el lunes. Hasta hace dos años ganaba todo y nadie le podía ganar. Y en las últimas tres semanas suma dos derrotas ante el mismo jugador: David Nalbandian, quien lo venció en Madrid y París-Bercy.

Es raro que esto le suceda al mejor tenista del mundo, pero esto a todos nos da la motivación de que es posible ganarle.

Igual siempre será entretenido enfrentarlo y cada vez que juego con él mi meta es tratar de vencerlo, por más que sé lo difícil que esto resulte. Nunca lo he superado, pero la motivación aumenta cuando uno lo tiene enfrente.

En cuanto a Davydenko, se trata de un jugador muy completo, parejo con los dos perfiles y que impone un gran ritmo de juego desde el fondo de la cancha.

Pero viene teniendo derrotas inesperadas (Marin Cilic en San Petersburgo y Marcos Baghdatis en Paris-Bercy) y con algunos problemas físicos, por lo que no jugó en Madrid hace tres semanas.

Roddick finalmente hizo su aparición ayer por Shanghai, después de que se especulara sobre su ausencia del torneo por problemas físicos.

También será duro enfrentarlo. Su gran arma es el saque y el resto es normal. No ha jugado mucho últimamente, lo que podría ser una ventaja para el resto.

zine56
11-08-2007, 12:41 PM
great article, good to know what he's thinking :P

Sparko1030
11-08-2007, 01:32 PM
I would rather Fernando wasn't in Roger's group, but having to play Andy and Daveydenko is better than Djokovic and Ferrer. Anyway, no matter what group he is in, he will have to be playing his best. I'm hopeful he will :yeah:


VAMOS FERNANDO!!! :fiery:

doris_hdz
11-08-2007, 10:54 PM
VAmos Feñita!!!!!!

Alonsofz
11-10-2007, 02:42 AM
EMOL said that Feña will play against Federer at 8:30 AM chilean time, I'll be at an exam at that time... what a birthday gift for me. :ras:

Gonzalez88
11-10-2007, 05:14 PM
VAMOS VAMOS VAMOS!!!

it's time!! VAMOS FENA!!!

enqvistfan
11-10-2007, 09:51 PM
[Source : La Tercera]

Fernando González: "Quiero clasificarme para semifinales"

Además, aseguró que el debut ante Roger Federer, "es el partido más difícil, pero muchas veces es mejor enfrentar al mejor jugador en el primer partido".

El tenista chileno Fernando González (7º de la ATP), que por primera vez jugará el Torneo de Maestros tras clasificación directa, antes lo hizo de reserva, tiene como objetivo llegar hasta las semifinales del certanmen de Shanghai.

"Quiero clasificarme para las semifinales, tengo un grupo bien difícil, pero al mismo tiempo es bien parejo, así que creo que va a ser una tarea difícil, pero muy alcanzable", afirmó la primera raqueta nacional.

El "Bombardero de La Reina" debutará en la madrugada de este lunes ante el número uno del mundo, el suizo Roger Federer, ante quien ha perdido en las diez ocasiones que se han enfrentado.

El chileno manifiesta que "es el partido más difícil, sin duda, pero muchas veces es mejor enfrentar al mejor jugador en el primer partido, cosa que en segundos partidos puede ser un poco más difícil", dijo.

"Tengo claro que va a ser un partido duro", señaló, pero destacó que ante la oportunidad de vencer al primer jugador del mundo "uno entra con una motivación adicional".

Sobre la pista del estadio Qi Zhong, que acogerá el torneo de maestros, dijo que "me gustaría que picase un poco más la pelota, pero eso es igual para todos", de manera que, insistió, "ya llevo varios días acostumbrándome, así que me he sentido cada día mejor".

El chileno se mostró satisfecho por haberse clasificado para la competición, y recordó que "es la meta de todos los jugadores, llegar al torneo donde solamente se clasifican ocho", lo que para él representa "un honor y una gran oportunidad".

enqvistfan
11-11-2007, 08:48 AM
Monday, November 12, 2007

CENTER COURT start 3:00 pm
Mark Knowles (BAH) / Daniel Nestor (CAN) vs Arnaud Clement (FRA) / Michael Llodra (FRA)
Not before 5:00 pm
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs Andy Roddick (USA)
Not before 7:30 pm
Roger Federer (SUI) vs Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
Simon Aspelin (SWE) / Julian Knowle (AUT) vs Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) vs Pavel Vizner (CZE)

And don't forget to watch the match :) It will be during my lunch break, but I should be on time at home to watch a little bit, VAMOS :bounce:

http://fernandogonzalez.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/pub.jpg

ChinoRios4Ever
11-11-2007, 04:26 PM
yeah, Feña live on tv tomorrow both on ESPN and CHV :rocker2:

good luck, do you best :yeah:

Alx
11-11-2007, 04:37 PM
It will be the lunch time for me too.

VAMOOOS FEÑA !! DO YOUR BEST !!!

Sparko1030
11-11-2007, 05:01 PM
I won't get to see it live :awww: I get to see it later, taped-better than nothing I guess. :shrug: I will have to be up by 5:30am to follow a sb :lol:


VAMOOOOOOOOS FERNANDO!!!

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 10:58 AM
Fernando's match has begun, 1*-4-not a good start :awww:

You can do it Fernando!!!! VAMOOOOOS!!!! :fiery:

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 11:04 AM
2*-5

hold Fena

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 11:08 AM
3-5* Good time for a break Fena.....;)

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 11:11 AM
1st set Roger, 6-3.

Win this next one Fernando!!! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!!

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 11:13 AM
:scared: Fernando's 1st serve % is 48% :awww: You can't serve like that and even come close to beating Roger......

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 11:47 AM
5*-5 Fena holding his own this set :yeah:

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 11:48 AM
6-5* break!!!!

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 11:51 AM
6-6-Tiebreak time :eek:


WIn this tiebreak Fernando!!!! VAMOOOOOOOS!!!!

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 11:52 AM
2-0* Fena

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 11:53 AM
4*-0

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 11:54 AM
:eek: 6-0*

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 11:58 AM
YES!!! He did it!!!! Fernando won the 2nd set!!! 7-6(1) :bounce:

Now for the 3rd....DO IT FENA!!!


VAMOOOS!!!

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 12:06 PM
1-1*, third set

Alx
11-12-2007, 12:10 PM
:wavey: Sparko

I've just opened the scoreboard and I had a good surprise :D

VAMOOOS FENA !!

Alx
11-12-2007, 12:11 PM
Federer saved 2 BPs :awww:

1-2*

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 12:11 PM
shoot, Fena had a bp but Roger held. 1*-2

You can win this Fena!!! Keep on fighting!!!

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 12:12 PM
:wavey: Hi Alx!

Yes, the score is :yeah:

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 12:19 PM
Fernando's turn to save bp! 2-2*

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 12:20 PM
bp for Fena again-do it this time!!!!

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 12:21 PM
shoot, Roger saves again.

2*-3

Alx
11-12-2007, 12:22 PM
it seems that's a very tie match, all the games go to deuce

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 12:25 PM
3-3*

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 12:26 PM
Yes, they are palying eachother very close. I can't wait to see the match later today to see what the quality level is.


3*-4 Keep fighting Fena!!!

Alx
11-12-2007, 12:34 PM
:scared:
Vamoos Feña !! Hold !!

Alx
11-12-2007, 12:39 PM
that's not possible, I can't follow the match happily, I'm always disturbed at this office :lol: :o

Alx
11-12-2007, 12:43 PM
5-5*
0-15

Vamooos Fena !!

Alx
11-12-2007, 12:45 PM
Feña broke !!!!!
*6-5
VAMOOOOS !!!!

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 12:45 PM
:eek: VAMOOOOOOOOOOS!!! Fernando breaks!!!!!

OMG!!! 6*-5 :scared:


DO IT FENA!!!!

Alx
11-12-2007, 12:47 PM
30-0

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 12:47 PM
that's not possible, I can't follow the match happily, I'm always disturbed at this office :lol: :o


How inconsiderate :lol:

Thank goodness my hubby has the day off-he's bringing the kids to school so I can follow the match :)


:unsure: 30*-0

Alx
11-12-2007, 12:47 PM
3 MPs

Alx
11-12-2007, 12:48 PM
double fault

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 12:48 PM
mp fena.....(I can't breath!)

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 12:49 PM
OMG OMG OMG!!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

He did it-he did it!!!! And after such a bad start :yeah:

Björki
11-12-2007, 12:51 PM
Fena :worship:

Alx
11-12-2007, 12:51 PM
YESSSS !!! :woohoo:
I can't believe it :eek:
He did it, he beated Federer, the miracle occured :bowdown:
I think I'm going to cry :sobbing:

CONGRATS FENA !! :bigclap:

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 12:52 PM
Now I am going to taunt the idiot who made that stupid poll for the match :haha: Finally a win over Roger!!!! (sorry Rogifan and Fergie but you know this is BIG for Fernando!!!! )

Alx
11-12-2007, 12:55 PM
Now I am going to taunt the idiot who made that stupid poll for the match :haha:
good idea :devil:

zine56
11-12-2007, 12:58 PM
am i dreaming or what??.... O_o ... seriouslly i can't believe this shit! :lol:

Fergie
11-12-2007, 01:00 PM
:woohoo:

Great match Feña, vamos!!! :rocker2:

Peoples
11-12-2007, 01:03 PM
I love good surprises :)

reiko
11-12-2007, 01:08 PM
Just drop by to congratulate Fernando and his fans. Great result! :bigclap:

I loved the 2-in-a-row forehand winners in the 11th game in the 3rd set. Good old Fernando was there and after that there was no bad old Fernando...

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 01:11 PM
good idea :devil:



Hmmmmmm....not only was the poll closed, but so was the thread for some reason :shrug: :rolls:

Teiko
11-12-2007, 01:14 PM
http://s.rimg.info/5962bb18d0aff8d7b1a22b492ef7b499.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.10656.html) Fernando!!!

Teiko
11-12-2007, 01:17 PM
http://s9.rimg.info/c264861c4fcbedac67fba0fb5bbd6e9b.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.93919.html) http://s9.rimg.info/ac747fbc2fba902aa7173c5ba42fbc27.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.93958.html)

Alx
11-12-2007, 01:27 PM
Hmmmmmm....not only was the poll closed, but so was the thread for some reason :shrug: :rolls:
it seems that someone was afraid... :rolls:
that's surprising that the thread was not deleted ;) :lol:

I hope that enqvistfan will be able to put the match online, I'm looking forward to see the match

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 01:46 PM
it seems that someone was afraid... :rolls:
that's surprising that the thread was not deleted ;) :lol:

I hope that enqvistfan will be able to put the match online, I'm looking forward to see the match


Yeah, its amazing its still there :devil: :lol:

I can't wait to see it either(it will be on television here later)-sounds like Fernando was back in AO form :D

Sunset of Age
11-12-2007, 01:48 PM
Hi guys, just dropping by to congratulate you with your guy's victory today! :hatoff:

Well deserved indeed. :yeah:

NicoFan
11-12-2007, 01:58 PM
WOW!!

What a win!!! :woohoo:

I have to admit that I was surprised when I saw the score. :lol:

Fernando must have been on fire!!! :fiery:

:woohoo:

:bounce:

RogiFan88
11-12-2007, 02:23 PM
:worship:

Spectacular win for Fena even tho I haven't seen the match! Very happy for him, finally getting a win over Rogi so now he's 1-10 [better than Pandy! :lol:]

Let's hope Fena takes this momentum into his next two RR matches and makes the semis! After all, whoever beats the No 1, has got to be one of the faves!

VAMOS, FENA!!!

Here's the final game from Swiss TV:

http://www.tsr.ch/tsr/index.html?siteSect=800001&sid=8412080

Fena looks so happy!!!! Is that Fena's mom beside his dad?

KEEP GOING, FENA!!!! If you can beat the No 1, you can beat anyone!

RogiFan88
11-12-2007, 02:30 PM
I have said it before, if there is ANY player I don't mind Rogi losing to, it's FENA [and Juanqui... and Gaston... ]. ;)

TommyB.
11-12-2007, 02:52 PM
amazing win :worship:

Chileno
11-12-2007, 03:22 PM
Wow...that is all.

Manon
11-12-2007, 04:18 PM
I am so delighted. Great victory, just fabulous.

Albop
11-12-2007, 04:28 PM
EMOL said that Feña will play against Federer at 8:30 AM chilean time, I'll be at an exam at that time... what a birthday gift for me. :ras:

Can you tell me a better BD present that feña def federer

i cant ;)

feliz cumpleaños :cool:

Teiko
11-12-2007, 04:44 PM
Fernando http://s7.rimg.info/139dbaf66a6ca9118038709b1628a933.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.77167.html)

enqvistfan
11-12-2007, 05:12 PM
CONGRATULATIONS FERNANDO :woohoo: I'm soooo happy for him !!

Alx : I have THE match :) :)

I only missed the 3 first games, but I have the rest of the match, so I'll be able to put it online. I just have to cut the last part cause I wasn't at home to stop my computer. I had to leave in the second set 3-3, so I was happy when I arrived that there was a 3rd set. To be honest, after the first set, I wasn't confident. I also have the interview at the end of the match, with his great smile. His parents are in Shanghai, they lived the match with him, was nice. I hope Fernando will stay focused after his first victory on Roger !! Now, he has very good chances to qualify for the semies, he did the hardest !!

Again, congratulations and good luck for the next matches, vamos :bounce:




I hope that enqvistfan will be able to put the match online, I'm looking forward to see the match

Alx
11-12-2007, 05:30 PM
great :D
thanks enqvistfan

Blue Heart24
11-12-2007, 06:01 PM
What a legend Fena! :worship:

I thought he would lose all matches but if he plays like he did today...A final is very possible :woohoo:

Peoples
11-12-2007, 07:01 PM
sounds like Fernando was back in AO form :D
AO form, maybe no, but he was unusually great on important points - this has been the main difference with Federer in the past matches.


Fena looks so happy!!!! Is that Fena's mom beside his dad?
Yeah I think it was, she's beautiful and it was great seeing her excited rather than nervous like all other moms.

Eden
11-12-2007, 07:15 PM
First of all congrats to your man.

Don't know if this article with a few comments of Fenas coach has been already posted:


Live from the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai.
Road to the Masters Cup

Gonzo Goes Wild
Posted 11/12/2007

Did you see the second set tiebreaker between Roger Federer and Fernando Gonzalez last night? The Chilean won one breathtaking point after another, the best one on a defensive block of a Federer smash that went from a sure point for the world no. 1 to a lob winner for Gonzalez. The second set began with more of the same: Gonzalez dug his way out of a 0-40 hole with a crackling backhand pass and a few monstrous forehands, and then won one of the best points I’ve seen this year (he ended a punishing rally with a running—from far, far away—backhand-slice-crosscourt-half-lob job that Federer, retreating from the net, could not return). At 5-5, 15-15 in the third set, on Federer’s serve, Gonzalez hit without doubt the most fearsome forehand I’ve ever seen in a live match, harder than the one James Blake hit against Federer at the 2006 U.S. Open or the one Gael Monfils struck at last year’s Australian Open. Federer was in position when Gonzalez unloaded crosscourt. The ball went right by him even though he was a few feet away. Gonzalez nailed another forehand to win the next point and closed out his final break with a soft forehand drop volley (he volleyed well all night).
All this begs the question: Where the heck has this Gonzalez guy been the last nine months? The second set breaker was a reprise of the Australian Open, where Gonzalez forgot how to make an error. Maybe it’s something about long haul flights. In Australia and Asia, the guy plays something fierce. Everywhere in between, he’s a kitten.

I ran down Larry Stefanki after the match to ask him what’s happened to his star pupil since his Australian romp. Here’s a sample of what he had to say:

On Gonzalez’s decline since Australia: "It’s the evolution of a top player. Everyone has to go through it. It’s a growing process. Roger went through it, he knows what it’s all about. Djokovic is gonna find out next year…. It’s not like [Fernando] just doesn’t focus on what he’s trying to do. All these practice sessions, he knows when things break down, when he can’t hit two balls in a row. He knows what’s going on. Before this tournament started is the first time he could maybe free up a little bit and have no pressure on him being the seventh ranked guy in an eight man field. He’s loose, and no one’s going to muscle Fernando Gonzalez. They’re not going to do it…. It’s a growing pain. Luckily after the horrible summer that he had for four months, he won Beijing and made three quarterfinals in a row. You know, he played very average, but he did make three quarters." (Stefanki said the bad summer had one benefit: Gonzalez is well rested and healthy.)
The forehand at 5-5, 15-15: "Did you see how hard that thing was hit? Crosscourt. [Federer] was standing right there and he blew it right by him. He just said I just went for it."

On beating Federer for the first time (no one beats Gonzo 11 times in a row): "He played him in the Madrid final [2006], played him in the Australia final, played him in the semis in [Toronto 2006]. He knows that when he gets his opportunity he’s got to go for his shot, but it’s just a matter of not going for it on the first ball…. If he keeps it together and hits his backhand like he did tonight, and not just slice the ball, mixes it up a lot more which we talked about after the summer. When he loses a little confidence he just tries to get the ball back and he starts playing like a clay court guy. You’re not going to play top level tennis doing that. You’re going to beat the guys ranked 20 to 50 but after that you’re going to struggle. You’ve got to return, hit over the ball, and wait for the short forehand and then nuke it. He has the style, it’s just a matter of consolidating that style and staying relaxed and trusting it. And I don’t know if you’ve looked at his serving in Australia, he served UN-BE-LIEV-ABLE."

On playing in Shanghai: "His flight back is like—Shanghai, Tokyo, L.A., Santiago, and it’s like 27 hours in the air."

By the time Gonzalez gets home, the off season will be over. From Shanghai, good night.

Source: http://tennisworld.typepad.com/string_theory/2007/11/gonzo-goes-wild.html

Alonsofz
11-12-2007, 07:27 PM
Can you tell me a better BD present that feña def federer

i cant ;)

feliz cumpleaños :cool:
Gracias Pedro :D, de verdad no me esperaba ese regalo :eek: :D!

GRANDE FEÑA! :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

I just can't belive it! :D I was at that stupid exam at 8:30, but I was listening to the radio :p, when I finished it I went to a TV and I saw all the match. :p (I know, my english sucks :lol:)

:worship:Feña:worship:

Sparko1030
11-12-2007, 07:51 PM
I just finished watching his match on ESPN2. I know now what everyone who saw it is talking about -some of those shots :worship: Keep it up Fena!!!

Thanks for the article Eden :wavey:

and Happy Birthday Alonso!!! :aparty: Too bad you had a test this morning but at least he won for you :yeah:

ChinoRios4Ever
11-12-2007, 09:02 PM
This one is for the ages :worship::worship::worship:

I will remember this day for the rest of my life, GRACIAS FEÑAAAAAAA!!!!!!! :woohoo: :bounce: :banana:

keep it up MAESTRO!!!!!

doris_hdz
11-12-2007, 11:25 PM
Bien hecho Feña!!!!

Alonsofz
11-13-2007, 12:22 AM
and Happy Birthday Alonso!!! :aparty: Too bad you had a test this morning but at least he won for you :yeah:
Thanks! :)

GonzoFan
11-13-2007, 05:27 PM
WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!!! WUAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I couldn't access MTF yesterday to celebrate this AMAZING victory ... :( I don't have internet access at home at the moment :sad: )

I have no words to describe this! It was just soooooo GREAT sooooo AMAZING to see Fernando finally beating Roger!!!!! :dance: :banana: :woohoo: :banana: :woohoo:
He played some great tennis and there really were some incredible points! :eek:

I'm extremely happy for him and of course for all of us his fans!! :bigclap:

I will certainly remember this win forever :sobbing:
And like he said, NO ONE BEATS FERNANDO GONZALEZ 11 TIMES IN A ROW!!!!!! :haha:

FEÑAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!! :worship: :bigclap: :woohoo: :worship: :bigclap: :woohoo:
So proud of him!! :worship: and it was great to see his mom and dad, both of them there with him in Shangai :yeah:

VAMOS FERNANDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rocker2:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-13-2007, 06:38 PM
I'm so fucking happy! :bigclap::bigcry::crazy: Smileys and words can't express my deep feeling.I'm still in great mood. :inlove: I'm busy as hell but Fena made me a good day and a williingness to watch the last games of his match.His bh isn't the best but I think he improves and his fh is on fire like he did in AO.But I think his serves help him the most when facing bps.I'm so glad he finally beat Federer coz he totally deserves a win. :rocker: I see a passionate and confident Fena on court, :drool: I see the guy who is the same guy when I saw him first time. :eek: Hope this huge victory for him will keep his level and confidence high. :rocker2:

Blue Heart24
11-13-2007, 07:35 PM
VAMOS Fena tomorrow! :rocker2:
Beat Roddick,he sucks :D

Alonsofz
11-13-2007, 08:38 PM
I still can't belive it :sobbing:!

:worship:Feña:worship:

16681
11-13-2007, 08:39 PM
I'm late getting in here as usual :sad: But Gonzo's win over Federer was WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Gonzo Go :rocker: Vamos :)

enqvistfan
11-13-2007, 08:59 PM
Good luck tomorrow Fernando, it's going to be a great match, VAMOS :bounce:

Won't be able to watch it, cause I'll have to stay at work, because of the transportation strikes :sad: :sad:

ChinoRios4Ever
11-13-2007, 10:53 PM
same hour time for tomorrow's match

not before 7:30 pm China Time, 8:30 am Chile Time, tv ESPN and CHV :rocker2:

do your best Feña :yeah: :bounce:

RogiFan88
11-14-2007, 02:04 AM
VAMOS, FENA!!

Just take out Pandy [who looks like he couldn't be bothered to be there; only using Shanghai as practice for DC, his priority]!

VAMOS!!! Keep up that form and take out Kolya too on Thu. :lol:

RogiFan88
11-14-2007, 02:05 AM
Good luck tomorrow Fernando, it's going to be a great match, VAMOS :bounce:

Won't be able to watch it, cause I'll have to stay at work, because of the transportation strikes :sad: :sad:

oh, mon Dieu, not those GREVES again!! poor you!

we will see this match on TV so I hope it's good results like it was today, w Ferru beating Rafa! :angel:

Sparko1030
11-14-2007, 03:01 AM
Good luck tomorrow Fernando, it's going to be a great match, VAMOS :bounce:

Won't be able to watch it, cause I'll have to stay at work, because of the transportation strikes :sad: :sad:


That just sucks Enqvistfan :awww:


:wavey: Gonzofan and PsY! I wonderd where you were yesterday :scratch: (but I knew you'd both have a good reason :lol: )

I think Fernando beating Roger is almost as big for us fans as him getting to the AO final :D Now for a win over Andy-you can do it again Fernando!!!!

VAMOOOOOOOS FERNANDO!!!

Alx
11-14-2007, 08:36 AM
I couldn't follow the match but

VAMOOOOS FERNANDO !!!! :fiery:

Sparko1030
11-14-2007, 11:19 AM
Fernando lost the first set 6-1

2nd set has just begun, 1-0*

Shake off the first set and take the 2nd Fena!!!

VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOS!!!!

Sparko1030
11-14-2007, 11:23 AM
triple bp for Andy....HOLD FERNANDO!!!

Sparko1030
11-14-2007, 11:25 AM
crap, broken. 1-2*

BREAK BACK FENA!!!! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!! :fiery:


(I was afraid this might happen, a let down after beating Roger.....)

Sparko1030
11-14-2007, 11:33 AM
2-3*

Good time for a break......

Sparko1030
11-14-2007, 11:35 AM
easy hold for Andy, 2*-4

NicoFan
11-14-2007, 11:38 AM
Oh my...I just got to work and put up the live ticker. :sad:

It's hard to come back and play after a big win like he had over Roger.

But it's not over yet.

VAMOS FERNANDO! :fiery:

Sparko1030
11-14-2007, 11:41 AM
:wavey: Nicofan!


Yeah, its got to be hard to keep up his intensity. But Andy is one of your favs so its not all bad for you :lol:

3*-5

Sparko1030
11-14-2007, 11:44 AM
Andy serving for the match. Fernando hasn't heen able to make any head way against Andy's serve from what I can tell. :awww: maybe this time....


BREAK FENA!!! VAMOOOOOS!!!

NicoFan
11-14-2007, 11:46 AM
:wavey: Sparko!

Yeah, Andy's my new #2. :lol: :lol:

But...I want Fernando to win something big...he's always close, but never quite does it. Andy's won a lot of big things.

Poor Fernando... :hug:

6-1, 6-4

:sad:

Sparko1030
11-14-2007, 11:48 AM
Over, gsm Andy. 6-1,6-4 :sad:

Now Fernando will have to beat Davydenko whose already lost 2 matches and has some pride on the line I should imagine. :awww: But Fernando will be more fired up for that one too. :yeah:

Sparko1030
11-14-2007, 11:51 AM
:wavey: Sparko!

Yeah, Andy's my new #2. :lol: :lol:

But...I want Fernando to win something big...he's always close, but never quite does it. Andy's won a lot of big things.

Poor Fernando... :hug:

6-1, 6-4

:sad:


Yeah, and Andy should be worrying about DC rather than winning matches in Shanghai :lol: Oh, well, Fena will just have to beat Kolya-and he best do it in 2 sets ;)

Alx
11-14-2007, 12:25 PM
:awww:
It seems it's difficult to play well after having beated Federer. The scoreline is rough and he's eliminated unless if Roddick defeats Federer :unsure:

Fergie
11-14-2007, 12:27 PM
Feña :o

Sparko1030
11-14-2007, 12:30 PM
From what I understand (of the scenario thread) Andy must defeat Roger Friday for Fernando to be able to advance to the semifinals. Then of course he must beat Kolya. Fingers crossed but :scared:

Fergie
11-14-2007, 12:42 PM
Red Group scenarios

1. Gonzalez def. Davydenko

1.1 Federer def. Roddick: Federer 1st, Roddick 2nd.
1.2 Roddick def. Federer: Roddick 1st, Gonzalez 2nd.

2. Davydenko def. Gonzalez

2.1 Federer def. Roddick: Federer 1st, Roddick 2nd.
2.2 Roddick def. Federer: Roddick 1st, Federer 2nd.

Sparko1030
11-14-2007, 01:05 PM
Thanks Fergie- that makes Fernando's chances pretty clear and his chances are not that good :awww:

Fergie
11-14-2007, 01:11 PM
Feña needs to win and wait :scared:

Sparko1030
11-14-2007, 01:27 PM
Staying true to form, Fernando keeps us on the edge of our seats even in this! :retard: :lol: Its never the easy way :haha:

NicoFan
11-14-2007, 01:45 PM
It is never easy.

:sad:

(Fergie will yell at me but I hope that it's Fernando and Andy who get in. :angel: I'm ti-red of Roger winning everything.)

Sparko1030
11-14-2007, 02:17 PM
It is never easy.

:sad:

(Fergie will yell at me but I hope that it's Fernando and Andy who get in. :angel: I'm ti-red of Roger winning everything.)


Well, I do too, Nicofan :lol: The only way for Fernando to get in is for Roger not to so....:shrug: Either way, by Fena beating Roger the other day, he has shook up the status quo-Usually Roger would be the lock now, not Andy :) And whether or not Fena gets to the semis, finally beating Roger feels almost as good :yeah:

ChinoRios4Ever
11-14-2007, 03:32 PM
Feña :awww:

at least he beat Fed and this tournament will be remembered forever :bounce:

GonzoFan
11-14-2007, 07:22 PM
Not a good match at all today ... Fernando couldn't do anything. :sad: too bad ... :sad:

Now he has to beat Davydenko and just wait to see what happens.
On Friday we will have to be the biggest Andy fans! :lol:

enqvistfan
11-14-2007, 07:24 PM
Feña :(

I feared that after the victory on Roger, the match against Roddick would have been difficult, and that was the case.

The chances are not good to qualify but as Chinorios said, at least, he def. Roger, a great memory.
Now, do you think that Andy will play at 100 % his match against Roger ?

Alonsofz
11-14-2007, 08:40 PM
Vamos Feña at Friday! :rocker2:

If Feña beats PMK 6-0 6-0, and Roddick takes one set, he'll be in semifinals. :cool:

NicoFan
11-14-2007, 09:31 PM
Vamos Feña at Friday! :rocker2:

If Feña beats PMK 6-0 6-0, and Roddick takes one set, he'll be in semifinals. :cool:

That's a lot of "if's". :eek: :lol:

ChinoRios4Ever
11-15-2007, 01:11 AM
many "IFs" Alonsofz :haha:

NicoFan
11-15-2007, 01:42 PM
Now, do you think that Andy will play at 100 % his match against Roger ?

Yes, definitely...Andy wants to break the Roger curse. I think it kills him that he can't beat Roger. And Nalby and Fernando did it - I think Andy figures this might be the moment.

doris_hdz
11-15-2007, 03:56 PM
VAmos Feña!!!!! a ganar!!!

Gonzalez88
11-15-2007, 04:56 PM
Vamos vamos FENA!!!

Sparko1030
11-16-2007, 02:58 AM
Fena's match is very early for me-3am-but it will be live in ESPN2 so I'm going to try and get up in time. :lol:

Good luck Fernando! :kiss: don't think about making the semis, just kick Davydenko's butt!!! (in 2 sets please!) :fiery:

VAMOOOOOS FERNANDO!!!!
CENTER COURT - 3:00 pm

M Knowles (BAH) / D Nestor (CAN) vs L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Vizner (CZE)

Not Before 5:00 PM

N Davydenko (RUS) vs F Gonzalez (CHI)

Not Before 7:30 PM

R Federer (SUI) vs A Roddick (USA)

RogiFan88
11-16-2007, 03:30 AM
Ay, Fena... such a letdown after your great exploit beating Rogi... to lose in straights to Pandy... not fun at all...

Anyway, all the best in your final RR in Shanghai! ;)

Alx
11-16-2007, 08:17 AM
the match is started
Davydenko at serve
and game for Davydenko
*0-1

Alx
11-16-2007, 08:22 AM
break for Davydenko 0-2* :awww:

Björki
11-16-2007, 08:26 AM
Fena :help:

Alx
11-16-2007, 08:31 AM
Davydenko hold *0-3
Feña had a BP

Alx
11-16-2007, 08:34 AM
1st game fot Feña
1-3*

Alx
11-16-2007, 08:39 AM
Feña broke back :)
*2-3

Blue Heart24
11-16-2007, 08:49 AM
Fena lost to Roddick 1-6 4-6.But the worst thing is,(besides he got only 5 games to Roddick :haha: :haha: :haha:)that Fena has apsolutely no gameplan.

Just watch this match,Gonzo-Davy.It's ridicolous.

2 brainless ball bashers.Don't know whats funnier.
Davydenko's desperate attempts to volley :haha: :haha: or Fena's brainless ball bashing on FH :sad:

He's simply too much one dimensional.When it goes it goes,when it doesnt it doesnt.That's not how you play on TMC.

Anyway,I hope he gets the win and Duck beats Fed somehow :lol: although thats almost impossible.

Alx
11-16-2007, 08:55 AM
phew
finally Feña won his serve after saving 5 BPs. It seems that he doesn't serve well today
3-3*

VolandriFan
11-16-2007, 09:05 AM
Feña needs to stop slicing that backhand all the time :o

He's not playing like he did against Roger.

VolandriFan
11-16-2007, 09:13 AM
Fernando's really not being aggressive on return today.

VolandriFan
11-16-2007, 09:18 AM
Damn, 4-6 down. That happened so quickly.

Alx
11-16-2007, 09:19 AM
1st set for Davydenko 6-4 :(

Alx
11-16-2007, 09:25 AM
Feña needs to stop slicing that backhand all the time :o

He's not playing like he did against Roger.
oh no the slicing backand is back :(

let's hope he could raise the level of his game

break in the 1st game of the 2nd set
*1-0 for Feña

Alx
11-16-2007, 09:30 AM
Davydenko broke back :rolleyes:

VolandriFan
11-16-2007, 09:33 AM
I had to stop watching so I don't go over my monthly limit. :rolleyes:

Fernando wasn't playing terribly, but he has no tactics or gameplan at all. He won't beat Davydenko like this.

Alx
11-16-2007, 10:03 AM
*5-3 for Davydenko

VolandriFan
11-16-2007, 10:05 AM
:sad: I started watching again, :lol: but Fernando hasn't been able to give his best today.

Alx
11-16-2007, 10:06 AM
GSM Davydenko 6-4 6-3 :awww:

This 2 matches against Roddick and Davydenko are very disappointing after Feña's win over Federer. But that looks like his year, sometimes some good performances and most of time, he was average. He was very irregular.

VolandriFan
11-16-2007, 10:06 AM
So now he finally starts playing aggressively two points from the match.

VolandriFan
11-16-2007, 10:07 AM
Oh well, good effort Fernando.

Fergie
11-16-2007, 10:13 AM
Someone has to tell to Feña that the slice doesn't work all the time :help:

Sparko1030
11-16-2007, 10:25 AM
:tears: Fena......

I love Fena, but you are right Alx, its just like his year has been. Maybe he just doens't take the pressure well :shrug: He will always have his win over Roger but we know he was capable of more the rest of the week.


(I set my alarm wrong-for 3pm instead of 3am and missed the whole match :awww:. I guess that might not necesarrily be such a bad thing though. I have it recored at least but mabye I will just watch the Roger match instead... )

:ras: to the poster who came to Fena's forum to trash him though-go to the scores thread or the GM for that please. :mad: Here we are fans, even if we are dissapointed. :(


VAMOOOOOOS FERNANDO!!!

NicoFan
11-16-2007, 11:36 AM
Poor Fernando. :hug:

He doesn't seem to do well under pressure. :shrug:

Oh well - he beat Fed - that's positive. :yeah:

RogiFeñaFan
11-16-2007, 02:40 PM
Agreed, NicoFan, at least he beat Roger, which was amazing. Feña showed some "out of earth" tennis that day and he showed us (once again) what he's really made of. :)

Such a pity he lost that match vs. Roddick, if he had won that one, we could have had both Roger and Feña in the semis. :tears:

But oh well, complaining won't help. It's just really a pity that he couldn't beat Davy today either, even though it might not have brought him into the semis anyway. Pity he couldn't end this TMC in style. Poor Feñita :hug: But he can still be proud! ;)

ChinoRios4Ever
11-16-2007, 04:04 PM
Feña :worship:

thanks for this season... time to rest now :yeah:

Sparko1030
11-16-2007, 04:51 PM
You guys are right, Fernando did give us some thrills this year :yippee: Making the final of the AO and Shanghai were great accomplishments. :yeah:

Enjoy your off time now Fernando :hug:

:wavey: and welcome RogiFenaFan!

VAMOS FENA!!!

Gonzalez88
11-16-2007, 08:13 PM
Adios a Shanghai!!

Thanks Fena!! thanks for this stupende season

enqvistfan
11-17-2007, 08:37 AM
Thanks Feña for this great season :worship:

He'll have many points to defend in Australia, I hope he'll have the time to recover. Have a good rest !!

RogiFan88
11-25-2007, 02:24 AM
Fena did have a great 2007, starting off with finalist of AO07 and ending up making TMC Shanghai, winning his RR match vs. Rogi -- which was the best, most entertaining, high-level match of the tourney, and one that will give Fena some more confidence for next year!

Hope Fena is having a nice, relaxing vacation at home with family, Giselita and friends!