ROYAL GUARD OPEN CHILE 2014
Golden Boys Massu & Gonzalez Honoured In Chile
Viña del Mar, Chile
by ATP Staff|
Retired Chilean players Nicolas Massu and Fernando Gonzalez were honoured for their career achievements and contribution to Chilean tennis in a special ceremony on Wednesday at the Royal Guard Open Chile.
President of the Royal Guard Open Chile, Jaime Fillol, and director, Alvaro Fillol, presented the pair with a commemorative plaque. Between them, Gonzalez and Massu were finalists six times in Vina del Mar. Gonzalez won the title in 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2009, while Massu finished runner-up in 2006 and 2007.
Together, Massú and González became superstars in Chile thanks to their Olympic achievements. In Athens in 2004 they won the doubles gold medal and also won two of the three singles medals, with Massu taking gold and Gonzalez receiving bronze. Four years later in Beijing, Gonzalez clinched the silver medal.
The gold medal achievements of the Chileans saw the Latin American ATP World Tour stretch in February dubbed the 'Latin American Golden Swing' after 2005.