GRACIAS GRACIAS GRACIAS GONZOFAN!
Here's the translation:
The face to face of González and Massú
Balance of the season once finished the US Open
With great part of the year tenístico filed, included the four tournaments of the Grand Slam, the two main national racquets answered a questionnaire where they speak of the good and bad moments of the 2006.
With little more than one month of competence for the two main national racquets, Fernando González and Nicolas Massú anticipate the balance of a season with higher than low, but in which none to been able to raise a trophy.
Which is the balance with the season already very advanced?
Massú: It has been a good year. There are few the players that have disputed four finals, like I, and I am the tennis player with more triumphs in clay. But I feel that has lacked me "to put him the cherry to the torta" … I would be able to have been a better year if I had played the important tournaments better.
González: Is positive. I had a beginning of bad year and little by little I was me recovering. I feel surer in the court, that I can do more things.
Which has been its better tournament of the 2006?
M: I have arrived at four finals, but I believe that my better tournament of this season is between Amersfoort and that of Brazil.
G: Toronto, because I played it very well. In Cincinnati, also I arrived at semifinals, but was more tired and there were matches in which I won without giving me account.
And the worst tournament?
M: It can be in Acapulco, because I descended of the airplane, I played al another day and was very tired.
G: The Australia Open. I arrived with large expectations and I lost with a player that came from the classification (the American Alex Bogomolov)
As they see what remains?
M: Very well. Me would not miss that in the tournaments that come arrive at semifinals or to an end if achievement to improve small details.
G: The four weeks without tournaments in September are going to serve me to face well the remainder of the season, that is the phase where one is played the Masters.
Which it is the evaluation that does of the work with its technician?
M: I am very pleased with Gabriel Markus, I am passing a good moment.
G: With Larry Stefanki the results say that the evaluation is positive. Besides, I have felt me a lot better with the play that I have now.
That entertains him to do in the Tour when is not playing?
M: I like to speak for telephone with my friends. Also I like to go to the shoppings to buy. For some tennis players Cincinnati is one of the better tournaments, because golf can be played, but as to me I do not like that sport, I find it a bored tournament. I like the large cities, like Paris, London, New York.
G: he Depends where I am, one tries to know cities entertained, like New York, Paris, London. Besides, a lot of step time on the Internet.
Which are your main friends in the Tour?
M: I carry me very well with Fernando (González), with (Juan Ignacio) Chela, with Sebastián Prieto. In general with the Argentines and Spanish. G:
Me along with the "Nico" (Massu), with (José) Acasuso, with (Luis) Horna. But each time there is less time to be joined.
That the changes proposed by the ATP seem him for the 2007?
M: More or less not more. I do not understand, for example, that business about the round robin, since I would like to know what will happen if a top player loses the two first matches, ¿what will happen with the third?, ¿will put him all the desires? (Nico
G: It seems me good that itself experimente with another type of championships, that in the case of the round robin gives him another opportunity al that lost the first day. More it would be entertained for the people and assures a lot more public to the small tournaments that have so many figures.
What opinion has each one of the season of the other?
M: Fernando has had a good year, especially since the match before United States by the Davis Cup. It has been a tempoarada very to regulate and that very valid in this sport, despite that has earned no tournament.
G: The "Nico" is like of gusts of wind: walks well and not for to win and at times losses two or three weeks in the first round. In that sense is a little irregular. But it is a great player, that does not give a point and therefore to many does not like to play against him.
What do they expect of the Cup Davis of the 2007?
M: Depends on the drawing. If it touches us to play various parties of localities I believe that we can win it. If he touches us outside, in pasture or in folder before a team as Croatia, for example, we will have it complicated.
G: We have to do somewhat better than what we did this year: to arrive at the quarterfinals is not evil, but neither extraordinary. I am sure that with the team that we have we can do a lot more, although depends a lot also of the drawing.
They are happy with Hans Gildemeister as the captain?
M: I am nobody to order who should be the captain, but I am happy with Hans, with his assistants, with the doctors, with all the technical body.
G: Yes. I feel very well with him, has a lot of personality and knows well what is to play Cup Davis by Chile, what is very important.
And if it is of localities, ¿in what city he would like to play the Davis 2007?
M: Depends on the rival. If it is with Spain would agree us to play in a clay, but faster. On the contrary, against United States would agree us to play level of evil.
G: Always I have been a follower to carry the tennis to provinces, to promote this sport. It would be important to give him to the people of province to see top-level tennis.
As they see the future of the Chilean tennis?
M: It would be irresponsible to say "there is not nobody that play well" or "the things are being done badly", because I do not know in detail the things that are done in Chile. Equal, always when I go to Chile I try to coach with the juniors, to help them and to give them counsels. Now yes I believe that should take advantage of the boom of the tennis that there are in Chile, that began with Marcelo Rios and that continues now with us.
G: I do not know too many. To Hans Podlipnik I saw it in the tournament of Roland Garros and though has not had the results of us to that height, plays well. But it would be an irresponsibility to qualify the level because them I have not seen.