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Gonzalez def Djokovic 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 in an impressive comeback

Bagelicious
10-20-2006, 11:36 PM
Gonzalez started off with a bang, controlling the match and playing very well, but Djokovic woke up halfway through the second set to come back and give him lots of trouble. Things looked tough for Gonzalez with Djokovic leading 5-2 in the third set, but Gonzo didn't give up and managed to break back twice to lead 6-5. He held the final game to win the match.

An impressive fight from Gonzo!

croat123
10-20-2006, 11:37 PM
that winner to break djokovic was amazing :eek:

ezekiel
10-20-2006, 11:37 PM
pfft, that was some good tennis by Gonzo but Novak had the control. Really missed on a big breakthrough

CassL
10-20-2006, 11:38 PM
This is sad. My two faves, Nole and Marat, both fail to serve out the match.:smash: :silly:

Still, good week, Nole.

bluefork
10-20-2006, 11:39 PM
pfft, that was some good tennis by Gonzo but Novak had the control. Really missed on a big breakthrough

And when doesn't he have the control? :rolleyes: :lol:

But great comeback from Gonzo. Amazing shot to break at 5-5. :worship:

zine56
10-20-2006, 11:39 PM
that winner to break djokovic was amazing :eek:

between the net and the umpire's chair! :eek: incredible!!

Scotso
10-20-2006, 11:39 PM
Looks like Nole has a way to go still.

RonE
10-20-2006, 11:40 PM
Mighty impressive comeback from Fena :worship:

Apart from that missed backhand volley at 15-30 when Djokovic served for the match, he didn't do too much wrong. Fena earned the break back and was just too good!

Great match :)

bad gambler
10-20-2006, 11:40 PM
incredible shot to get the break

gonzo = champ

trixtah
10-20-2006, 11:40 PM
holy fucking shit. that is all. two breaks O_O delicious

rofe
10-20-2006, 11:41 PM
Well done Gonzo! :yeah:

+alonso
10-20-2006, 11:41 PM
between the net and the umpire's chair! :eek: incredible!!

yeah, i mean i was :eek: , actually the people in the crowd was silent, and nobody believed it! :eek:

Novak is an awesome player, How good He is! Absolutely glad the way he plays

The future top player! :yeah: ;)

Best of the luck for him

ezekiel
10-20-2006, 11:42 PM
And when doesn't he have the control? :rolleyes: :lol:

is that sarcasm?
I am not in the mood really but serving at 5-3 , Gonzo played well there but Novak lost it especially with that net smash

Adler
10-20-2006, 11:42 PM
Djoke was a joke. tis sad he lost - not because I dislike Gonzo; I just wanted to see another young players' battle between talented and sometimes very erratic guys. Now, we'll see Gonzo in the final (I thnik he'll dispatch Berdych), who's 0-7 against Federer and... u know what. Anyway, congrats to Gonzalez

+alonso
10-20-2006, 11:42 PM
let's the party start! :woohoo:

mecir72
10-20-2006, 11:43 PM
Awesome match! Spectacular as always Gonzales!

adee-gee
10-20-2006, 11:44 PM
Awesome shot to break at 5-5 :worship:

Nole had his chances, but a dreadful volley at 15-30 when serving for the match really hurt him. Plus a couple of double faults, but some of the shots Gonzo played to win the last 5 games were incredible. Great effort :hatoff:

Bagelicious
10-20-2006, 11:45 PM
Awesome shot to break at 5-5 :worship:

Nole had his chances, but a dreadful volley at 15-30 when serving for the match really hurt him. Plus a couple of double faults, but some of the shots Gonzo played to win the last 5 games were incredible. Great effort :hatoff:

That volley really was awful, it hurt just watching it. :lol:

Sunset of Age
10-20-2006, 11:46 PM
Wow! Gonzales! Back from 2-5 in third set, winning the match.
Now THAT's what I call 'fighting spirit'!

Kudos to Djoko too - for being a GOOD loser. I've seen something different earlier this evening....

tennisgal_001
10-20-2006, 11:46 PM
What is it about closing out matches this week?

Puschkin
10-20-2006, 11:46 PM
Awesome shot to break at 5-5 :worship:
..... but some of the shots Gonzo played to win the last 5 games were incredible. Great effort :hatoff:

:yeah:

zine56
10-20-2006, 11:47 PM
let's the party start! :woohoo:


all right!!! PARTYYYYY http://hain.umag.cl/~rovando/emo/TFR69B.gif

NicoFan
10-20-2006, 11:48 PM
Excellent match! Both guys played some great tennis. :yeah:

Yeay for FERNANDO! :woohoo:

ufokart
10-20-2006, 11:48 PM
Djoko :sobbing:

But Feña really played very well most of the match and yes, the shot to break in the third set was amazing :eek:
Congrats to him :)

mangoes
10-20-2006, 11:48 PM
Very impressive comeback from Gonzo. I thought Djokovic had this match all wrapped up.

Sparko1030
10-20-2006, 11:48 PM
:woohoo: :rocker: :banana: :yippee: :clap2: :bounce:

Way to keep fighting Fernando!!!! :worship:

adee-gee
10-20-2006, 11:49 PM
That volley really was awful, it hurt just watching it. :lol:
Gonzo was out the point, all he had to do was knock it in the court....he'll be having nightmares about it tonight :o

Bilbo
10-20-2006, 11:50 PM
That volley really was awful, it hurt just watching it. :lol:

it has cost him the match

bluefork
10-20-2006, 11:52 PM
is that sarcasm?
I am not in the mood really but serving at 5-3 , Gonzo played well there but Novak lost it especially with that net smash

Just an interesting choice of words, considering what he said at the French Open.

artlinkletter
10-20-2006, 11:56 PM
I caught the last bit and it was quite entertaining. Glad to see Gonzalez advance. He has now reached 4 of 8 MS semi's. Pretty impressive.

Chileno
10-20-2006, 11:57 PM
Awesome shot to break at 5-5...I agree. Vintage Fernando right there. Take Berdych and go to the final! I hope he wont play RoboFedEX. Vamos Nalbandian!

ChinoRios4Ever
10-20-2006, 11:57 PM
THANKS GONZO FOR BEING CHILEAN :yeah:
YOU MAKE THIS COUNTRY PROUD OF YOU

THANKS FOR YOU TENNIS FIGHTER, NOW MAKE THE FINALS!!!!

DDrago2
10-21-2006, 12:04 AM
Grande chance missed Novak This could have been a real break-through, chances were there against Bedrych in SF and even eventualy against Federer in finals

BlackSilver
10-21-2006, 12:08 AM
Amazing match and great level of play by both in the third set

tangerine_dream
10-21-2006, 12:22 AM
Awesome shot to break at 5-5 :worship:
YouTube video clip yet? :yippee:

Congrats to Gonzo on his great win. Clean the Berdshit up from the court next, okay?

FelipeMIA89
10-21-2006, 12:51 AM
GREAT WIN GONZO... good fight Novak.. but Gonzo was just too good.. that shot he did to break at 5-5 was GREAT!! VAMOS GONZO!!

its.like.that
10-21-2006, 01:12 AM
Novak sucks.

And stop calling him Nole. :rolleyes:

Fergie
10-21-2006, 01:33 AM
Well done Feña! :rocker2:

WF4EVER
10-21-2006, 01:42 AM
I really like Djokovic's game. I enjoy watching him play because I think he's quite the talent. I'm really surprised he didn't close out that match, tho.

Nice comeback by Gonzo. That backhand was blazing in that game when Novak served for the match.

*Viva Chile*
10-21-2006, 01:59 AM
Amazing comeback Feña...
I was after clinics doing other works, went to a side after side, seeing the match on TV on the waiting room and I just arrived at that point, it was :worship:

All the luck to Feña tomorrow, he beat the berdman 2 times earlier so I hope to see him in the final :cool:

Merton
10-21-2006, 02:29 AM
Congrats Feña, great fight to come back in the 3rd set. Novak had a good week but he was not good enough to close the match today.

doris_hdz
10-21-2006, 02:37 AM
Feña!!!!:woohoo:

Havok
10-21-2006, 03:36 AM
Djokovic :hug:. Nice fight though. SOmeone as inexperienced as he is, plus playing vs Gonzalez (and NOBODY plays quite like Gonzo does ;)) he could have easily given up and lost in straights but put a hell of an effort. Always sucks when someone can't serve out matches, but he's still young so these things will happen and hopefully he'll learn from it. Still a great tournament for him, beating Gasquet and Murray in 3 sets each (establishing himself, so far, as the top of this young guns group) and pushing Gonzo to 3 sets and nearly beating him :yeah:.

Viva Gonzo :banana: he's played some very inspired tennis this year and I'm really liking it. I hope he qualifies for the TMC he really does deserve it, more than a select few who will make it in :tape:.

Ruski
10-21-2006, 03:48 AM
Oh... Novak!!! What a waste!! A master series semis!!
And I was so hoping to see you play against Tomas, a battle between two new bright talents on the tour!!!

Anyway, better luck next time!!

Apemant
10-21-2006, 08:35 AM
I like them both, but I'm so happy for Gonzo! :yeah: There will be enough time for Nole, why, wasn't it only this year we started hearing his name on a regular basis, and look, he's already in the top 20.

Apemant
10-21-2006, 08:40 AM
Novak sucks.

And stop calling him Nole. :rolleyes:

That's a local custom to shorten names like that, as I understand it...
and he doesn't suck at all. He is a quality all-surface player, we will see a lot of him in the future.

rrfnpump
10-21-2006, 08:42 AM
Gonzo :banana: :D ;)

Björki
10-21-2006, 09:06 AM
Nole :sad:

congrats to Fena :yeah:

Deathless Mortal
10-21-2006, 10:18 AM
I watched the match, and all I can say about it that they played very well, both of them, and it was a close match. Gonzo didn't give up when it was hard for him. He was mad, very mad when he lost 2nd set. And the ball boys were scared. Yeah, nice win, and I'm sorry for Nole. :(

enqvistfan
10-21-2006, 01:41 PM
Congrats Fernando, you are the best :yeah:
Good luck for the semi final :bounce:

zine56
10-21-2006, 01:49 PM
I watched the match, and all I can say about it that they played very well, both of them, and it was a close match. Gonzo didn't give up when it was hard for him. He was mad, very mad when he lost 2nd set. And the ball boys were scared. Yeah, nice win, and I'm sorry for Nole. :(

yeah! that ballboy was like ":scared:" when he smashed his racquet

GonzoFan
10-21-2006, 02:13 PM
yeah! that ballboy was like ":scared:" when he smashed his racquet

Yeah, that was funny. :lol:

Spes
10-21-2006, 02:38 PM
Novak. :sad: You really should've and could've won this match.

Still, Fernando never stopped fighting. Entertaining match.

name_change
10-21-2006, 03:18 PM
congrats gonzo!

cecilija
10-21-2006, 06:17 PM
novak :sad: roger will revenge you :)

Warrior
10-21-2006, 06:49 PM
Well done Gonzo! :yeah:

User id 7816
10-21-2006, 08:31 PM
oh yes, I cant believe that forehand "betweenUmpireandNet" Gonzalez hit and at bp too!! :eek: :sobbing: do they train this one? there must be a physical law against this lol..:eek:

musefanatic
10-21-2006, 11:07 PM
Wow well done Gonzo :) :)