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Chilean Fernando Gonzalez has announced that he will retire after the conclusion of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami. The former World No.5 had been hampered by hip and knee problems, and conceded upon his return in early 2011 that it was “the start of the end of my career.”
The Chileans standout result was undoubtedly at the Australian Open in 2007, where he was runner-up to Roger Federer. The 31 year-old also had success at the Olympics, winning medals at the 2004 and 2008 games. Tennis fans would definitely love to see the Santiago native remain in touch with tennis in the future, whether it be playing the ATP Champions Tour or exhibition matches. His rocketing forehands and sliced backhands are shots that will be greatly missed on the ATP World Tour.