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Where is Gonzalez ?

nalbyfan
11-10-2011, 04:06 PM
Has he retired ? he tried to come back after his hip surgery but he apparently failed his come back. Any news ? When will we see him again ?

Naudio Spanlatine
11-10-2011, 04:23 PM
i hope he didnt retire:sad: :sobbing:

abraxas21
11-10-2011, 04:29 PM
he'll come back next season but his career is pretty much kaputt. too many injuries at his age

LawrenceOfTennis
11-10-2011, 04:31 PM
At home.

scoobs
11-10-2011, 05:40 PM
Fingers crossed for him, I'd love to see the Gonzo forehand flying again for one more year at least.

Sham Kay
11-10-2011, 05:45 PM
Seems strange really. One minute Gonzo was a regular on the tour and bam, injuries set in and ruin it all. Pretty sensible to end the season early to save his body for 2012, for one last push.

Have to wonder if he'll make a genuine serious effort at getting back near the top 50 or so, or if it'll be just a farewell kinda thing. We know all about all those injuries, but motivation must have also taken a massive hit by now.

Naudio Spanlatine
11-10-2011, 05:47 PM
oh gonzo, i miss you on tour, please come back:bigcry:

thx judio for the news:hug:

Filo V.
11-10-2011, 05:51 PM
He was coming back, played the USO and Wimbledon, and planning to play the indoor season in Europe, but he tore a leg muscle during Davis Cup so he's out again. He didn't look that good when he was playing, but he's had great results in Australia so one can only hope he can do so again.

mooncreek
11-10-2011, 07:19 PM
Andy Roddick got in a pretty good racquet smash in today's match against Murray (that's probably the only good hit he had the whole match) and the commentator was waxing poetic about how Gonzo is the expert. *sniff* Hope he'll be back.

shiaben
11-11-2011, 02:59 AM
He's done, just resting and getting treatment. I'm going to miss him. IMHO I liked him more than Verdasco on the basis that he had a better attitude and more confidence in himself. This is one of the few players I will truly miss unfortunately.

Shinoj
11-11-2011, 03:07 AM
We want the monster back.:shout:

Topspindoctor
11-11-2011, 03:14 AM
If only he didn't choke to Olderer in AO 2007 final :sad:

juan27
11-11-2011, 03:35 AM
If only he didn't choke to Olderer in AO 2007 final :sad:

in AO 2007 , Federer was a really beast , his best performance in slams.

gonzo made a great australian open

shiaben
11-11-2011, 03:39 AM
in AO 2007 , Federer was a really beast , his best performance in slams.

gonzo made a great australian open

He broke Federer, and was 5-4; 40-15 on his serve, that's what he meant by the choke.

I mean, yeah, that was depressing, but I'm more than sure perhaps the result would have probably been Federer coming out in 4 sets, even if poor Gonzo won that set, given Federer's ridiculous accuracy and efficiency in that tournament.

Kat_YYZ
11-11-2011, 05:07 AM
get well soon, Gonzo :hug:

nalbyfan
11-17-2011, 01:27 PM
He seems to have vanished into the air...he tried to come back after his hip surgery but he failed and I have no news about it. Has he retired ? Any idea ?

Mae
11-17-2011, 02:09 PM
He must have indeed "vanished into the air". I did a Google search on him and all I could come up with was that he would return to Belgrade for "the start of the end of my career". Then his Wimbledom results were given from this year and that was it :shrug: I hate that because I really enjoyed watching him play, but while it wasn't actually written I got the feeling we have seen the end of Gonzo :sad:

nalbyfan
11-17-2011, 02:26 PM
Poor Fena, it shows how it is difficult to comeback after a hip surgery. Hewitt and Nalby could talk about it even if both of them managed to win a tourney when they come back (Halle for Hewitt, Washington for Nalby)

Mae
11-17-2011, 02:31 PM
Yeah Tommy Haas came back and won Tournaments after 3 shoulder surgeries, but he hasn't won a Tournament since he had that hip surgery :sad: In fact he hasn't even played that much since he came back and his results haven't been great so I would say that hip surgery must be really bad for a tennis player!

ossie
11-17-2011, 04:15 PM
mugzalez should have retired years ago.

Vida
11-17-2011, 04:57 PM
Seems strange really. One minute Gonzo was a regular on the tour and bam, injuries set in and ruin it all. Pretty sensible to end the season early to save his body for 2012, for one last push.

Have to wonder if he'll make a genuine serious effort at getting back near the top 50 or so, or if it'll be just a farewell kinda thing. We know all about all those injuries, but motivation must have also taken a massive hit by now.

indeed. not being able to go back to competitive play does that.

SetSampras
11-17-2011, 06:11 PM
He disappeared years ago after his little "Haley's comet run" at the AO.

tennisfan856
11-17-2011, 06:29 PM
He wasn't mentally strong to begin with, combine that with frustrating injuries and I am not surprised he is withering away.

nole_no1
11-17-2011, 06:51 PM
I miss him :(

Filo V.
11-17-2011, 08:35 PM
He'll likely be back in Australia. Whether he's totally gone or not we can't judge accurately, as he keeps getting injured off and on. If he can stay healthy for at least 6 months, we can then get an accurate read on his current level. Hopefully that happens in 2012.

philosophicalarf
11-17-2011, 08:52 PM
Seems strange really. One minute Gonzo was a regular on the tour and bam, injuries set in and ruin it all.


Yeah - unfortunately for guys 27+ (roughly), even a moderate injury to wrist/shoulder/hip/knee can be close to a career-ender.

Out for 6 months, struggle badly for fitness/form/matchsharpness on their return, get injured again ........ two years can disappear in a flash.

They really are walking a tightrope.

Joolz
11-17-2011, 11:54 PM
He didn't vanish. He suffered an adductor tear in DC and then decided to call it a season. But he'll be back next year, hopefully with a bit more luck...

And it looks like he'll play an exho match against Gael Monfils on December 20 (according to this article (http://noticias.123.cl/noticias/20111117_7da54a71116097a1f6ee6d6a18309182.htm)).

yellowboy906
11-18-2011, 03:59 AM
he turned himself into a gummy bear.