Fernando Gonzalez

Country  Chile
Residence La Reina, Santiago, Chile
Date of birth July 29, 1980 (1980-07-29) (age 30)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1999
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career prize money $8,426,045
Singles
Career record 349–184
Career titles 11
Highest ranking No. 5 (January 29, 2007)
Current ranking No. 29 (August 16, 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open F (2007)
French Open SF (2009)
Wimbledon QF (2005)
US Open QF (2002, 2009)
Major tournaments
Tour Finals RR (2005, 2007)
Olympic Games Silver medal (2008)
Bronze medal (2004)
Doubles
Career record 105–95
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 25 (July 4, 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2010)
French Open SF (2005)
Wimbledon 2R (2005)
US Open QF (2004)
Olympic Games Gold medal (2004)

 

Fernando has 2 nicknames one being Mano de Piedra meaning "Stone Hand" as he has one of the hardest hitting forehands.

NICK NAME

Fernando is also nicknamed "Gonzo" because he is erratic and unpredictable while playing.

PLAYING STYLE

Gonzalez's ground strokes are very powerful. He is very agile and swift by which he can hit winning shots from anywhere in the court.

COACH

His present coach Larry Stefanki has helped him develop the game which has made him more consistent.

Fernando has a very humane side to him, he once rescued a road-side dog which was lying injured on the road and in the bargain got bitten by it

Fernando Gonzalez's also donated $200 for every match won to a charity house.

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2007 Australian Open Hard Roger Federer 6–7(2), 4–6, 4–6

Olympic finals

Singles: 2 (1 silver, 1 bronze medal)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Bronze 2004 Athens Olympics Hard Taylor Dent 6–4, 2–6, 16–14
Silver 2008 Beijing Olympics Hard Rafael Nadal 3–6, 6–7(2), 3–6

Doubles: 1 (1 gold medal)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Gold 2004 Athens Olympics Hard Nicolas Massu Nicolas Kiefer
Rainer Schuttler
6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 7–6(7), 6–4

Masters Series finals

Singles: 2 (0-2)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2006 Madrid Hard (i) Roger Federer 5–7, 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2007 Rome Clay Rafael Nadal 2–6, 2–6

Career finals

Singles: 22 (11-11)

Wins (11)

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (11)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2)
Clay (8)
Grass (0)
Carpet (1)
Titles by Surface
Outdoors (10)
Indoors (1)

 

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. May 7, 2000 Orlando, USA Clay Nicolas Massu 6–2, 6–3
2. February 17, 2002 Vina del Mar, Chile Clay Nicolas Lapentti 6–3, 6–7(5), 7–6(4)
3. September 29, 2002 Palermo, Italy Clay Jose Acasuso 5–7, 6–3, 6–1
4. February 15, 2004 Vina del Mar, Chile Clay Gustavo Kuerten 7–5, 6–4
5. January 16, 2005 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Olivier Rochus 6–4, 6–2
6. July 24, 2005 Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay Agustin Calleri 7–5, 6–3
7. October 30, 2005 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) Marcos Baghdatis 6–7(10), 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
8. September 16, 2007 Beijing, China Hard Tommy Robredo 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
9. February 3, 2008 Vina del Mar, Chile Clay Juan Monaco walkover
10. May 4, 2008 Munich, Germany Clay Simone Bolelli 7–6(4), 6–7(4), 6–3
11. February 8, 2009 Vina del Mar, Chile Clay Jose Acasuso 6–1, 6–3

Other wins

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score Notes
Bronze 1. August 21, 2004 Athens Olympics Hard Taylor Dent 6–4, 2–6, 16–14 Bronze medal match

 

Runners-up (11)

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (1)
Olympic Silver medal (1)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (7)
Finals by Surface
Hard (6)
Clay (3)
Grass (0)
Carpet (2)
Finals by Surface
Outdoors (6)
Indoors (5)

 

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. October 27, 2002 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) David Nalbandian 4–6, 3–6, 2–6
2. August 3, 2003 Washington, D.C., USA Hard Tim Henman 3–6, 4–6
3. October 5, 2003 Metz, France Hard (i) Arnaud Clement 3–6, 6–1, 3–6
4. July 18, 2004 Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay Martin Verkerk 6–7(5), 6–4, 4–6
5. February 6, 2005 Vina del Mar, Chile Clay Gaston Gaudio 3–6, 4–6
6. October 15, 2006 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Ivan Ljubicic 3–6, 4–6, 5–7
7. October 22, 2006 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) Roger Federer 5–7, 1–6, 0–6
8. October 29, 2006 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) Roger Federer 3–6, 2–6, 6–7(3)
9. January 28, 2007 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Roger Federer 6–7(2), 4–6, 4–6
10. May 13, 2007 Rome, Italy Clay Rafael Nadal 2–6, 2–6
11. August 17, 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing, China Hard Rafael Nadal 3–6, 6–7(2), 3–6

Doubles: 4 (3-1)

Wins (3)

Legend
Olympic Gold (1)
ATP Tour (2)

 

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. August 21, 2004 Summer Olympics, Athens, Greece Hard Nicolas Massu Nicolas Kiefer
Rainer Schuttler
6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 7–6(7), 6–4
2. April 10, 2005 Valencia, Spain Clay Martin Rodriguez Lucas Arnold Ker
Mariano Hood
6–4, 6–4
3. October 30, 2005 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) Agustin Calleri Stephen Huss
Wesley Moodie
7–5, 7–5

 

Runner-up (1)

Legend
ATP Tour (1)

 

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. July 24, 2005 Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay Nicolas Massu Martin Garcia
Luis Horna
4–6, 4–6

 

Team competition wins

  • 2003 - World Team Championship, Dusseldorf, Germany (Clay)
  • 2004 - World Team Championship, Dusseldorf, Germany (Clay)

 

Performance timeline

Singles

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 4R 2R 1R 3R 1R F 3R 4R 4R
French Open A A A A Q 2R 3R QF 1R 3R 2R 1R QF SF 2R
Wimbledon A A A A A Q 2R 1R 3R QF 3R 3R 2R 3R A
US Open A A A A 2R Q QF 3R 1R 3R 3R 1R 4R QF 1R
Win-Loss1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 10–4 7–4 2–4 10–4 5–4 8–4 10–4 14–4 4–3
Year-End Championship
ATP World Tour Finals A A A A A A A A A RR A RR A A  
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics A Not Held A Not Held SF-B Not Held F Not Held
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A 2R 1R 3R 4R 2R 4R 2R 4R A
Miami Masters A A A A A A 4R 2R SF 3R 3R 3R 3R 3R 4R
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 3R SF 2R A A A
Rome Masters A A A A A A 3R A 2R 1R QF F 3R SF A
Madrid Masters (Stuttgart) A A A A A A 2R 1R 2R QF F QF 2R A A
Canada Masters A A A A A A 1R 1R 3R 1R SF 2R 2R 3R A
Cincinnati Masters A A A A Q A SF 2R 2R 3R SF 2R 1R 1R A
Shanghai Masters Not Held 3R  
Paris Masters A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R A 3R  
Hamburg Masters A A A A A A 2R QF 3R 2R 3R QF A NM1000
Total Titles 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 3 0 1 2 1 0
Year End Ranking 1269 1057 580 415 115 139 18 35 23 11 10 7 15 11  

 

A = Did not participate in the tournament.
Q = Lost in qualifying draw.
NM = Not a Masters event.
1. The win total does not include walkovers.


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