I hope this is true - it would be great to finally see someone so hungry for a Slam win that they just sweat blood on the court - okay, not literally, but a huge effort would be amazing. Baghdatis almost had it last year - maybe the crowd could help Gonzo out and not give Roger so many freaking standing ovations?
Q. You’re going to play Federer in the final. What do you think about this?
FERNANDO GONZÁLEZ: It’s a tough match. He’s the No. 1 player in the world by far. He’s the favorite. I lost many times with him.
But now I’m in a better ‑‑ I mean, I’m playing much better now than the last time that we play. And it’s only one match, you know. I’m going to give everything that I have to try to win my first Slam.
Q. Do you think you can maintain the ability to come up with the creative shot‑making that you had in this match against Roger and in a Grand Slam final?
FERNANDO GONZÁLEZ: I mean, I’m going to try to do the same thing that I’ve been doing: playing good tennis, don’t do it too much, because my forehand side I feel I can do whatever I want.
I’m going to have Roger on Sunday. Is going to be a tough, but I’m playing a great level. I didn’t play long matches the last three matches. I mean, I’m almost a hundred percent. Australian Open Interview