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Fernando Gonzalez, who just returned to Chile in the wake of his country’s 8.8 magnitude earthquake, has released this heartfelt plea for aid:
Gonzalez will take part in this weekend’s Davis Cup tie vs. Israel in Chile: “I hope to win and so give a little joy to our country” but has said he may miss Indian Wells to participate in aid efforts in his country. Via tennis.com:
“What I want is to help, and I’m looking at the possibility of not going to play at Indian Wells and to stay in Chile to help,” said Gonzalez from Coquimbo, the site of Chile’s upcoming Davis Cup tie against Israel.
“I have several ideas and in a couple of weeks I’ll try to do something to generate resources. I want to send a message of hope to all of Chile. What does not kill strengthens. I have received many messages from my colleagues, including Roger Federer, who is very concerned about what happened in Chile. I hope that we pull through this.”