Wins over Federer, Nadal, Sampras were the best ones in my career -Gonzalez



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Wins over Federer, Nadal, Sampras were the best ones in my career -Gonzalez

Speaking to W Radio the former player Fernando Gonzalez spoke about his 2008 Olympic Games match against Rafael Nadal in Beijing. The Chilean said: "I only played two Olympics and I won three medals. I had lost with Nicolas Massu in doubles and in the final I faced Nadal who was fighting for the No.

1 rankings position but competing for my country was the most important thing." Asked what was his biggest career match win, Gonzalez replied: "When I defeated Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open match, Roger Federer at the ATP Finals, Pete Sampras.

For me it was a very successful achievement." On the new Davis Cup format, he said: "If we look at the history side, I do not like it at all. But it will help countries for the economical thing. Now it takes place just over one week in one place while before, it was played after a Grand Slam in a different continent and on different surfaces."

On his five-set 2009 French Open semifinals loss to Robin Soderling, Gonzalez said: "It was painful, I was two sets to love down. Obviously I would have liked to win because I felt prepared for it. But it was a great tennis level and we still speak about it with Soderling."