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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wimbledon 2011 Player Profile: Fernando Gonzalez
Every Grand Slam, I feature players who are currently ranked outside the Top 100 but have reached the second round. That is not an easy feat to do since to be outside the Top 100, you'd have to qualify first and then have a little luck in the draw for the first round so that you can have a chance to reach the second round.
Former Top 5 player, Fernando Gonzalez of Chile, is slowly on a comeback trail as his ranking has dipped to #478 - and we can see that he may be back in form as he defeated #24 ranked Alexandr Dolgopolov in four sets in the first round of Wimbledon 2011. He may also have a good chance of winning his second round match against Rik De Voest of South Africa. His first test should come in the third round where his potential opponent could be Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Gonzalez is a former Wimbledon quarterfinalist so he's familiar with the pressures as he goes to the next round. His successes here should catapult his ranking soon.