1.27.2007

El Bombardero de La Reina, Fernando Gonzalez, Bursts into Australian Open Finals


El Bombardero de La Reina ("The La Reina Bomber"), Fernando González of La Reina, Chile, shocked the tennis world on Friday by crushing Tommy Haas 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 in the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Gonzalez advanced to the finals where he'll match-up against #1 seed, Switzerland's Roger Federer.

"[Federer]is the No. 1 player in the world by far. ... I lost many times with him," Gonzalez said. "But now I'm playing much better than the last time we played. And it's only one match. I'm going to give everything that I have to try to win my first Slam."

Needless to say, American Taíno will be rooting for our Latin American brother--El Bombardero.