Sunday, September 28, 2008
Fernando Gonzalez the 11th Ranked Tennis Player in the World!
If you think this picture is good, you should see him in street clothes!
We were in Beijing just to go through customs on our way to Japan when we were reboarding our plane and I saw this very good looking man with a bag of tennis rackets over his shoulder. I remember that the China Open was being played this past week and I thought for sure he was a famous tennis player. I told Jonny, but I was too chicken to ask because I honestly didn't know who it was for sure. Thankfully he asked for me and he told me his name was Gonzalez from Chile. I still wasn't familiar with his name, but I do follow tennis and would recognize Nadal, Federer, Andy Roddick, and James Blake. He was definitely none of those guys. He was on his way to Japan for another tennis tournament. I asked him for his autograph and looked forward to looking up his stats (and first name!) on the internet.
To my surprise he is the 11th ranked player in the world and his name is Fernando! I feel bad because I didn't recognize him, but it is probably pretty nice not to be recognized when you are a gorgeous tennis player!