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What's Wrong With Fernando Gonzalez?

Certinfy
04-21-2010, 05:50 PM
Seems to be having an awful year so far! What's wrong? Is he done?

Pirata.
04-21-2010, 05:52 PM
Seems lie Gonzo hasn't really been the same since the earthquake :sad:

Action Jackson
04-21-2010, 05:53 PM
In MTF tradition, he needs to retire.

tennishero
04-21-2010, 05:53 PM
worst loss for fena in a long time... cant believe he lost that after winning the TB.

misty1
04-21-2010, 05:53 PM
doesnt seem like his head is really in tennis at the moment

Smoke944
04-21-2010, 05:53 PM
doesnt seem like his head is really in tennis at the moment

this

GasquetFan
04-21-2010, 05:55 PM
Pretty bad loss but not the end of the world...

Adri89
04-21-2010, 05:55 PM
No motivation. Maybe the earthquake yes, but he lost before it at home against Bellucci...

His tennis is still here : he played a very good match against Roddick at OA (during four sets at least).

Pirata.
04-21-2010, 05:56 PM
He's just tweeted after his match: fergonchile (http://www.twitter.com/fergonchile): Cansado y apenado ... No jugue bien


'Tired and distressed ... I did not play well'

Poor guy :sad:

misty1
04-21-2010, 05:57 PM
no shame in losing to belluci

DartMarcus
04-21-2010, 06:01 PM
Well, he played pretty well at AO this year and then turned into some mug.

Adri89
04-21-2010, 06:03 PM
no shame in losing to belluci


You're right, Bellucci is a good player especially on clay.
But it's the way he lost it : Gonzo was leading 6-3, 4-2 (didn't face any break points) and was the two defending champion...This defeat was already worrying.

henke007
04-21-2010, 06:05 PM
Why does he even play anything besides mandatory events right now!!

Another cakedraw for Nando i guess!!

Horatio Caine
04-21-2010, 06:08 PM
Most likely the earthquake and its effects are still on his mind.

Otherwise, he could be another player falling victim to his age...obviously not everyone falls off the map at 29-30 years old, but when you consider how long he has been near the top of the game, it is inevitable that his level would drop at some stage.

rocketassist
04-21-2010, 06:11 PM
Exactly, the Chilenos are a proud nation and of course something like that is going to hurt them. Not entirely why he might not be playing well but it's understandable..

Jomp1
04-21-2010, 08:42 PM
But do you really think that pops up in his head at 6-3, 4-2 in a match? I'd say he got problems both on and off the court. Motivation to win tennis matches and to improve as a player is lacking if anything.

ChinoRios4Ever
04-21-2010, 10:10 PM
The earthquake isn't the problem guys, Feña is getting old, that's spot on.

He look disinterested in tennis now cause he feels that he can't compete vs the new guns especially with his injuried knees, he only cares of DC now and probably he'll retire after the Olympics in London.

You're right, Bellucci is a good player especially on clay.
But it's the way he lost it : Gonzo was leading 6-3, 4-2 (didn't face any break points) and was the two defending champion...This defeat was already worrying.

He played sick and with fever that match. If you saw the match he played all the points at one or two shots, serving big and then big forehand no matter if he misses, same when Bellucci served try to finish the point in one or two shots. When Bellucci take note of that he started the comeback.

Aquarianbabe
04-22-2010, 02:15 AM
Gonzo :hug:. Strange loss also I find it strange that he sacked his coach and trainer at the beginning of the season.

Loved his tweet though. Gonzo can't retire as there will be no more players who can smash their rackets with a smile on their face.

n8
04-22-2010, 02:26 AM
He's having trouble with semi-finals, losing his last 7 since winning his home event last year.

betowiec
04-22-2010, 04:43 AM
he is getting OLD

duong
04-22-2010, 09:07 AM
Actually for a 30 year-old player who has a game with big risky shots, he's been very regular for one year and a half :shrug:

This defeat against Ramos-Vinolas is an exception.

About Bellucci's match, actually he was the twice defending champion in Santiago, yes, but he had always had very very tight matches there against Cuevas or Monaco.

This time he couldn't survive but previous years he might have lost as well for just a little something.

Rumour
04-22-2010, 10:55 AM
Whatever the reason(s) behind his recent struggles, hope to see Gonzo regain some form sooner rather than later :hug:

Filo V.
04-22-2010, 06:23 PM
His results haven't been amazing this season, but he's still 14-6 and ranked 12. It isn't panic time; if he ended up in Massu territory then it would be panic time.

philosophicalarf
04-22-2010, 09:39 PM
It's the knees again, apparently he might not play Rome.

Hugh Jaas
04-22-2010, 10:47 PM
this

THIS? WTF does that mean? is that american nerd l33t speak??

Wow thats totaly cool dude.max P3WNAGE cowabunga!

Ad Wim
04-22-2010, 10:52 PM
Pulled out of Rome.