Fernando Gonzalez

Fernando González, born in Santiago de Chile, on July 29, 1980, is a tennis coach and former Chilean tennis player. Nicknamed El Bombardero de La Reina or even Mano de Piedra, for his powerful shots, although he only reached high levels at the age of 26, González was a fairly complete tennis player, equipped with a good groundstroke both long and off the line. a good serve and a moderate sensitivity in the flight game.

Particularly suitable for synthetic and particularly fast surfaces. He was one of the best Chilean athletes ever, so much so that he was the only sportsman from his country to have won the Cóndor de oro three times (2004, 2007 and 2008), a prize awarded by the Círculo de Periodistas Deportivos de Chile starting since 1949. At the 2004 Athens Olympics he won the gold medal in men's doubles together with Nicolás Massú and the bronze medal in men's singles.

In 2005 he won the titles in Auckland by beating the Belgian Olivier Rochus, in Amersfoort by beating the Argentinian Agustín Calleri and in Basel by beating the Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in four sets. He also boasts a title in Palermo in 2002.