Who is Fernando González?
Fernando Francisco González Ciuffardi is a retired professional tennis player from Chile. He was known for having one of the hardest forehands on the tour. In Spanish he is called El Bombardero de La Reina and Mano de Piedra. The English-language media has labeled him "Gonzo".
González reached at least the quarterfinal round of all four Grand Slam tournaments. He played his only major final at the 2007 Australian Open, losing to top-ranked Roger Federer. He is the fourth male tennis player in history to have won each Olympic medal.
Throughout his career, González has defeated many past and present top players, including Lleyton Hewitt, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Moyá, Gustavo Kuerten, Marat Safin, Juan Martín del Potro, Andy Murray and Pete Sampras. González qualified twice for the year-end Masters Cup event and was runner-up at two Masters Series tournaments.
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