Fernando González

Tennis Player
Born Jul 29, 1980

Fernando Francisco González Ciuffardi is a retired professional tennis player from Chile. He is known for having one of the hardest forehands on the circuit. In Spanish he is called El Bombardero de La Reina and Mano de Piedra ("Stone Hand"). 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Fernando González.


1980 Birth Born on July 29, 1980.
1988 7 Years Old In 1988, at age eight, González and his father spent a month and a half in the United States, training and playing in tennis championships.


1992 - 1997 2 More Events
1998 17 Years Old González achieved success at the Futures level in 1998. … Read More
1999 18 Years Old González became a professional in 1999. … Read More
2000 19 Years Old González won his first ATP title in May 2000 when he defeated Massú at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships final in Orlando, Florida. … Read More


2001 20 Years Old In January 2001, González played at the Australian Open for the first time, losing in the first round to Guillermo Coria in four sets. … Read More
2002 21 Years Old In February 2002, González won his second career ATP title in Viña del Mar by defeating Nicolás Lapentti in the final, and later that year he won his third title in Palermo, Italy and reached the semifinals at the Cincinnati Masters (defeating seeded Tim Henman and Andy Roddick en route), and the quarterfinals at the US Open. … Read More
2003 22 Years Old In May 2003, González reached the quarterfinals of Hamburg and the French Open. … Read More
2004 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2004, González repeated his Viña del Mar title by defeating Gustavo Kuerten in the final. … Read More
2008 27 Years Old At the 2008 U.S. Open in September, he lost in the fourth round to former local champion, Andy Roddick, 2–6, 4–6, 1–6. … Read More
2009 28 Years Old On 12 December, González announced he had hired former Argentine player Martín Rodríguez as his new full-time coach for 2009. … Read More
2010 29 Years Old 1 More Event
He entered the 2010 Movistar Open, held in Santiago for the first time that year (previously at Viña del Mar), as the two-time defending champion. … Read More


2012 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On 9 February 2012 González announced that he would retire from professional tennis after the 2012 Miami Masters.
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