Gonzalez Earns Lopsided Win Over Robredo for Beijing Crown

Posted on September 17, 2007

No. 2 seed Fernando Gonzalez outlasted No. 3 Tommy Robredo 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 Sunday to capture the title at the China Open in Beijing.

The win helped the slumping Chilean who is currently on the bubble in his quest to qualify for the eight-man year-end Masters Cup.

"It's going to be a tight Race but now I am No. 7 and I think I will have a really good chance," Gonzalez said about the year-end event in Shanghai. "I will try my best but there are still a few tournaments left. I really enjoy this country and I hope to come back."

Robredo says he is also looking to up his ranking for a Masters Cup appearance.

"The last two Masters Series [Madrid, Paris] will determine who will make Shanghai, so it will be important for me to play well there," Robredo said.

Gonzalez went 0-4 over the U.S. hardcourt stretch. The Chilean is now 1-3 in finals this year after losing in the Australian Open and Masters Series-Rome championship matches.

Robredo kept alive his streak of never winning a title on a surface other than clay.