González unstoppable on the clay courts of Rome

The tennis player from La Reina defeated Austrian player Jürgen Melzer and is now amongst the eight top players in Italy.

30 de Abril de 2009 | 15:33 | El Mercurio Online

SANTIAGO.– Fernando González (currently ATP No. 13) has not necessarily played the best games of his life in the past two weeks, but sometimes experience is enough to pull through tough games with sheer resistance.

Chile's number one player triumphed in three sets (3-6, 6-3 y 7-5) against Jürgen Melzer (ATP 31) of Austria. González did not get off to a great start, making many errors and hitting many poor serves in the first part of the game.

The Chilean made it through to the quarter finals of the Rome Masters tournament, improving upon his previous performance in this event, when he was forced to withdraw in the eighth session due to an injury.

González is now set to compete amongst the eight finalists against another South American. Argentine Juan Mónaco (ATP 58) is a player who the Chilean tennis star has consistently beaten all four times that the two have competed.

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