D Cup: Fuerza Chile!
Posted by gauloises1 on March 10, 2010
Chile 4 – 1 Israel
Fernando Gonzalez defeated Dudi Sela 64 64 63 to seal the tie for his country and complete the Davis Cup quarterfinals lineup yesterday.
It’s a great win for Chile, still reeling from the devastating earthquake and aftershocks, and a huge achievement for the players to put all of that aside and perform for each other. I have no idea how much attention the tie got in Chile, but I can see how the players might have felt that since they had to play, getting on with it and winning was the least they could do, and that’s what they did.
“The important thing was to win, whichever the way,” [Gonzalez] said. “We are very happy with this victory, and we hope it is something to get happy about, even if it’s small happiness, for all the people affected by the earthquake.”
Gonzo has taken some time now to visit with earthquake victims – but not before a well-deserved celebration:
“Let’s bring Chile back with Fena and Massu.”