Player Profiles

(12) Fernando Gonzalez

  • DOB: 29/07/1980
  • Nationality: Chilean
  • Became Pro: 1999
  • Height: 1.83
Gonzalez - lost in semis last year.

Player Profile

Gonzalez is one of the game's great entertainers - a real shotmaker who rarely holds back.

His huge forehand can produce some spectacular winners - but equally it can also cost him dearly when it goes off.

The Chilean, a hero in his homeland having landed Olympic doubles gold in 2004 with Nicolas Massu, reached the semi-finals here 12 months ago but when looking on course for victory he crumbled in the final set against Robin Soderling.

This year preparations have been hit by a knee problem which has threatened his participation at Roland Garros.

With that in mind he can't be expected to go well.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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Australian Open -R4R4R3RUR1R3R1R2R4
French Open --SFQFR1R2R3R1QFR3
Wimbledon --R3R2R3R3QFR3R1R2
US Open -R1QFR4R1R3R3R1R3QF

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