Fernando Gonzalez of Chile, is a player who is comfortable on all surfaces, indeed his one Masters Series final berth was in Rome on the Clay back in 2007, where he lost to Rafael Nadal. Gonzalez also fell short in the Semi Finals of the French Open, losing in 5 sets to Robin Soderling of Sweden despite holding a 4-1 lead in the 5th set. Fernando Gonzalez’s one appearance in a Grand Slam final, was in the Australian Open along the way Fernando Gonzalez beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the Quarter Finals, before losing the championship match to Roger Federer in straight sets. Gonzalez went on to reach the ATP Masters Cup that year in Shanghai and he did record his 1st ever victory over Federer, in the group stages Federer however managed to rebound and went on to win the title. Gonzalez will be hoping to find his best form this week and win his 1st Masters Series shield in Indian Wells California.
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