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Fernando Gonzalez: "It was a great year, but I always want more"
The tennis player thanked the award as Best Sportman of the Year given by the magazine D13, and analized his projections for the 2008 season. He announced that half of the pre-season he will do it in California.
Fernando Gonzalez is enjoying holidays, has still at least two weeks off after a demanding campaign that led him to play the Shanghai Masters and finish seventh of the world. But his activities do not stop, and pm Monday was distinguished by the magazine D13 as the Best Sportman of the Year.
Gonzalez thanked the award, which is given after the vote on the athletes themselves, and revised his projections for 2008.
"Now I am fully recess and my best training will be plenty of rest to start well next season, which will open as last year at the Australian Open and seek better manage of schedule for dosing competition," he said.
"It was a great year, the best of my career, but one always wants more. I wish that I could play the Masters, which is a very motivating goal and hopefully point to one of the major tournaments, a Grand Slam. I am not in favor of putting numbers, in terms of the ranking because when you growss a player that it is only "completed.
Gonzalez will play his first official tournament in the Australian Open, where he was a finalist in 2007 and fell to the Swiss Roger Federer, but will do a demanding job preparation, which will include a period in the United States along his coach Larry Stefanki.
"I will do half of the season here in Chile and the rest in California, but I still have two or three weeks of vacation. I want to rest and grab energy," he said.
About his work with Stefanki, number one on our country pointed out that "we are together since a year and a half and the results shows, but separate from that I feel that I have grown as a player and that is what has me happier."