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Ingles Fernando González moves on to fourth round of Roland Garros Tournament

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29/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- Unmatchable. This is the word that can be used to describe Chilean tennis star Fernando González' (ATP No.12) performance so far at the Roland Garros Tournament. The Chilean athlete triumphed today in a heated match against French player Josselin Ouanna (ATP No.134) with set scores of 7-5, 6-3 and 7-5 in one hour and 54 minutes. It was the first time the two players had ever faced each other, which lead to some uncertainty concerning the level of game play that would be observed in Ouanna. The French player however, did not disappoint. Meanwhile, González, who today served up 11 aces and committed 26 non-forced errors, will face Romanian player Víctor Hanescu (ATP No.33) in the fourth round. This is the third time González has made it to the fourth round of the tournament during his...

Ingles Massú suffers defeat and bids farewell to Roland Garros

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27/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- It is the end of this road for Nicolás Massú (ATP No.120) at the Roland Garros Grand Slam Tournament, after he was defeated today during the second round of the championship by Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka (ATP No.18) with scores of 6-1, 6-1 and 6-2 in 1 hour and 14 minutes. The Chilean player has once again been left behind after a match where his Swiss counterpart was noticeably superior, with Massú playing erratically and displaying problems with his backhand. Massú has never been able to make it past the third round of the Roland Garros tournament and this time was no exception. The two players had faced each other twice before, with one win for each. It was for this reason that many thought Massú could still possibly move on in the Paris championship. Nevertheless, after the beginning of the first set it became quite apparent that the Swiss national was...

Ingles Gildemeister awaits conversation with González in France

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26/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- Hans Gildemesiter is following the Chilean players' winning streak at the Roland Garros tournanment and keeping an eye on the Austrians. The Davis Cup captain has been in France since last week, where he hopes to speak to the Chilean players, especially Fernando González. The former tennis player admits however that he has yet to speak with the La Reina native, who advanced on to the second round of the Parisian tournament yesterday. "I haven't talked about the Davis Cup with anyone. I was with Nicolás for a bit yesterday (Monday), but we talked about the Roland Garros. I haven't spoken to Fernando (…) he is concentrated on his goal of going very far here and with the game play he has demonstrated, he very well could", the coach told Radio Cooperativa. With regards to a possible meeting with Chile's number one player, Gildemeister stated that "we have to play it...

Ingles Chilean national Camila Silva to take part in Roland Garros tournament

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14/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- At the tender age of only 17, coastal native Camila Silva is an up-and-coming star in Chilean tennis. Today, Silva is the 11th best-ranked player in the juniors' female circuit, but she knows and her talent indicates that she can go even higher. For now, the national tennis player is already fulfilling one of her 2009 goals to enter the Roland Garros juniors' tournament. Thanks to her ranking, Silva was directly included in the clay court tournament and is one of three South American tennis players in the competition. According to the acceptance list revealed by the tournament organizers, Silva heads the South American list of athletes, which also includes Verónica Cepede of Paraguay and Paula Ormaechea of Argentina. In anticipation of the Roland Garros tournament (which is scheduled to begin on May 31), Silva will travel to Italy to compete next week in the 50th Trofeo...
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