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Florian Mayer of Germany defeats Chilean Fernando Gonzalez 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-3

Roger-No.1
03-29-2005, 12:58 AM
In 2004, Fernando Gonzalez finished in Top 25, captured his fourth career ATP title in Vina del Mar (d. Kuerten) in February. Biggest moment of season came at Athens Olympics where he captured bronze medal in singles and gold medal in doubles (w/Massu).


Today, in Miami, he was facing Florian Mayer.

Up 5-2 in the first set, Gonzo's wild forehands were really hurting the German. Then, rain.

After the rain, the match changed.

Gonzo was trying to find his rythm, tried a few dropshots that didn't work and Mayer was playing really well, he held serve twice and broke Gonzo's serve. They were tied 5-5.

In the tiebreak, Gonzo couldn't believe Mayer was back and lost 4 consecutive points, they changed ends and it was 4-2. Florian won the tiebrak 7-3

In the second set, Fernando won 6-2. Mayer was not playing well again, and Gonzo's forehand was back.

But the German was probably saving his energy because he won the third and final set 6-3



Florian Mayer continues his good run in Miami. He eliminated two Germans in the maind draw: Lars Burgsmuller and Nicolas Kiefer, and now, Chilean Fernando Gonzalez.

In the next round his opponent will be American Taylor Dent.

Florian Mayer won ATP Newcomer of the Year.

He made one of the biggest jumps of any player in the Top 50, climbing over 200 ranking positions in his first full season of ATP play. He advanced to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2004 in his third appearance at a Grand Slam.

http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/awards/mayer_2005.jpg

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050317/i/r2654732261.jpg

Domino
03-29-2005, 01:01 AM
Gonzo was trying to find his rythm, tried a few dropshots that didn't work and Mayer was playing really well, he held serve twice and broke Gonzo's serve. They were tied 5-5.

Your not going to get any rhythm from Mayer, a really uncoventional style and technique give him all sorts of angles to play with. I like this guy, and lets not forget that he also beat Gonzalez last year.

NATAS81
03-29-2005, 01:16 AM
Can't really say too much about this match. I don't know much about either player, but Taylor Dent shouldn't have many problems with this German dude. I'd be surprised if this lasts longer than two sets with the way Taylor has stepped it up in the past couple of games.

And he's no Jeff Morrison LOL, he won't tank games unless his *funky* injuries occur again. :\

Scotso
03-29-2005, 01:36 AM
Yay Flo!

and LOL @ Taylor not having trouble with him. Taylor ALWAYS follows up a good win with a stupid loss. ;) place your bets on Flo now.

Domino
03-29-2005, 02:32 AM
Actually, Mayer is the right kind of player to ground Dent right now. He has the reach to get to Dent's serve, and the skills to trip up Dent with odd spins and force Taylor to play a game he doesn't want to.

Fergie
03-29-2005, 02:36 AM
Feña did it again :smash:

Sjengster
03-29-2005, 02:57 AM
I look forward to Dent v Mayer, two unorthodox styles and I think we'll see plenty of slice/net play from these two and not many long rallies. This was the kind of match that must have de la Pena tearing his hair out.

Roger-No.1
03-29-2005, 02:57 AM
Feña did it again :smash:
A lot of fans were supporting him, Fergie. It's a pity

TennisLurker
03-29-2005, 02:59 AM
go dorks!

nkhera1
03-29-2005, 03:00 AM
Remind me to never bet on Safin, Nalbandian, or Gonzalez

ugotlobbed
03-29-2005, 03:18 AM
germans are cool

Fergie
03-29-2005, 03:22 AM
A lot of fans were supporting him, Fergie. It's a pity
Yeah, but you know that Feña is unpredictable :rolleyes: ... He should have won the match in straight sets :o

tennis4eva
03-29-2005, 03:34 AM
:) It seems the Newcomer of the year award has given Florian some newfound confidence! I hope he wins against Dent! :worship:
I saw him take a set off Andre at the US Open last year...before he had to retire from an injury.....he was so fun to watch! Ever since then I've been rooting for him....his results this year have not quite been up to expectations...Hopefully he'll turn that around now! :woohoo:

Scotso
03-29-2005, 03:37 AM
Florian will probably be top 20 at some point, but he's not going to win a slam or anything. :(

I like him, he's a cutie.

Roger-No.1
03-29-2005, 03:42 AM
:) It seems the Newcomer of the year award has given Florian some newfound confidence! I hope he wins against Dent! :worship:
I saw him take a set off Andre at the US Open last year...before he had to retire from an injury.....he was so fun to watch! Ever since then I've been rooting for him....his results this year have not quite been up to expectations...Hopefully he'll turn that around now! :woohoo:
Definitely tennis4eva.

Andre was not having fun dring that match.

RogiFan88
03-29-2005, 03:50 AM
a real shame, fernando... you blew it and let a tiny rain delay throw you off... not consistent enough and you lost a lot of pts this week... too too bad... que lastima... ouahh!!!

NATAS81
03-29-2005, 07:44 AM
Before you people totally write off Taylor Dent, it should be noted that he has lost just 8 games in his last 4 sets.

Roger-No.1
03-29-2005, 07:47 AM
Let's add a poll, NATAS.

Who will win? Dent or Mayer?

Wait a sec....

CooCooCachoo
03-29-2005, 08:13 AM
Florian :aparty:

It seems he finally overcame his injuries :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-29-2005, 09:13 AM
:woohoo:

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-29-2005, 10:59 AM
Great result, Mayer, don't fade away now.

MATTHIAS
03-29-2005, 11:12 AM
:) It seems the Newcomer of the year award has given Florian some newfound confidence! I hope he wins against Dent! :worship:
I saw him take a set off Andre at the US Open last year...before he had to retire from an injury.....he was so fun to watch! Ever since then I've been rooting for him....his results this year have not quite been up to expectations...Hopefully he'll turn that around now! :woohoo:

Florian had problems with a Virus-infection earlier this year
he felt always tired and was not able to work hard on court
thats why his results been so poorly earlier this year
but i hope he is now back and will play the way he played last year

SuperFurryAnimal
03-29-2005, 11:15 AM
LOLs... Flo is back! :yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
03-29-2005, 02:50 PM
Gonzo brainfarted after rain delay :smash:

tennis4eva
03-29-2005, 02:57 PM
Florian had problems with a Virus-infection earlier this year
he felt always tired and was not able to work hard on court
thats why his results been so poorly earlier this year
but i hope he is now back and will play the way he played last year
ohh I didn't know that...that explains his 1-5 record before Miami ;) .... I hope his illness is completely over now! :) Good Luck Flo!