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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Fernando González
Down to the final seconds of his playing days, former Australian Open finalist Fernando Gonzalez gave it is all before calling it a career after 13 years.
Chilean tennis star Fernando Gonzalez says he will retire next month because injuries no longer allow him to play at a top level.
A powerful serve and strong backhand catapulted American Michael Russell into a 4-0 lead in the first-set tie-breaker against Xavier Malisse on Wednesday night at the Legg Mason Classic — even though, up to that point, the match been a back-and-forth encounter.
There's no Andy Roddick at Rock Creek Park this week, but Ryan Harrison spent one match showing a little of why he has drawn comparisons to the American star. Frustrated at himself on a few points Tuesday, Harrison slammed the ball into the court and high into the air — conveying a bit of the emotion and intensity missing without Roddick.
The U.S. Davis Cup team is still considered the favorite against Chile despite playing on a clay surface in the first-round Davis Cup series.
Foreign visitors in Washington this week include Ayman Nour, a former Egyptian presidential candidate.
SANTIAGO, CHILE (AP) - Chilean tennis star Fernando Gonzalez says he will retire next month because injuries no longer allow him to play at a top level.