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Argentine tennis player Juan Ignacio Chela retires

Juan Ignacio Chelsea says he is retiring from professional tennis, leaving with six ATP singles titles and three in doubles - all on clay. The 33-year-old Argentine has been hinting at retirement for weeks, and he announced it Monday on his Twitter account. Chela reached three Grand Slam quarterfinals - the French Open in 2004 and 2011, and the U.S. Open in 2007. Known as '...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Chela announces retirement

Juan Ignacio Chela says he is retiring from professional tennis, leaving with six ATP Tour singles titles and three in doubles -- all on clay. The 33-year-old Argentine has been hinting at retirement for weeks, and he announced it Monday on his Twitter account. Chela reached three Grand Slam quarterfinals -- the French Open in 2004 and 2011, and the US Open in 2007. Known as ...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

“Always motivated to improve,” Dimitrov takes out Berdych in Miami

http://youtu.be/PhsLBV1JRKs KEY BISCAYNE, Florida – Here at the Sony Ericson, Grigor Dimitrov was very happy on Sunday after beating Tomas Berdych in three well fought sets by both players. The win gave the Bulgarian his first win over a top ten player. It has been a dream event so far for Dimitrov who also beat Juan Ignacio Chela in the previous round in three sets. Next he will...
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March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Ferrer Leads Top Seeds to Second Round of Buenos Aires

Seven of the top eight seeds moved on in Buenos Aires. The lone upset of the day came when seventh seed Juan Ignacio Chela was ousted by Albert Ramos. ATP World Tour 250  Buenos Aires, Argentina  (-3 hour GMT) 20-26 February, 2012     Surface: Clay RESULTS – TUESDAY, 21 FEBRUARY, 2012 Singles – First Round [1] D Ferrer (ESP) d [Q] A Molteni (ARG) 61 60 [2] N Almagro...
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February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Germany-Argentina Davis Cup Draw List

Draw for the Davis Cup World Group first-round series between Germany and Argentina on an indoor court in the Stechert Arena in Bamberg: Friday Singles Philipp Petzschner, Germany, vs. Juan Monaco, Argentina Florian Mayer, Germany, vs. David Nalbandian, Argentina Saturday Doubles Tommy Haas and Philipp Petzschner, Germany, vs. Juan Ignacio Chela and Eduardo Schwank, Argentina...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Chela advances to semifinals at Vina Del Mar

Second-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina defeated Joao Souza of Brazil 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-1 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Vina Del Mar VTR Open.
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Chela makes semis in Chile, will face fellow Argentine Berlocq next

Second-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina defeated Joao Souza of Brazil 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-1 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Vina Del Mar VTR Open.
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Delbonis stuns third seed in Vina Del Mar

Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis reached his second career ATP quarterfinals when he upset third-seeded Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-2, 7-5 in the VTR Open on Thursday. Bellucci, the Vina del Mar champion two years ago, lost his serve four times to Delbonis. Delbonis' opponent in the quarterfinal will be seventh-seeded Carlos Berlocq, who overwhelmed fellow Argentine Diego...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Monaco, Chela into Vina del Mar semis

Top seed Juan Monaco of Argentina beath fifth-seeded Albert Montanes of Spain 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Vina Del Mar VTR Open. Fellow countryman and No. 2 seed Juan Ignacio Chela defeated Joao Souza of Brazil 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-1. Chela's victory sets up a semifinal match up against countryman Carlos Berlocq, who defeated Federico Delbonis of Argentina...
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January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Mayer, Souza advance to 2nd round at Vina Del Mar

Leonardo Mayer of Argentina and Brazil's Joao Souza advanced to the second round after wins Monday at the VTR Open. Mayer defeated Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, 7-6 (5), 6-1 on the red clay courts, while Souza won over Filippo Volandri of Italy, 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5). The top four seeds in the tournament have byes into the second round. Argentine Juan Monaco is seeded No. 1 and...
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January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Mayer, Souza advance to 2nd round

Leonardo Mayer of Argentina and Brazil's Joao Souza advanced to the second round at the VTR Open on Monday. Mayer defeated Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, 7-6 (5), 6-1 on the red clay courts, while Souza won over Filippo Volandri of Italy, 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5). The top four seeds in the tournament have byes into the second round. Argentine Juan Monaco is seeded No. 1 and countryman...
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January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

ATP Auckland Draws Announced

By Stephanie Neppl Top seed David Ferrer and his compatriot No. 3 seed Fernando Verdasco have been drawn on the same half of the draw in the 2012 Heineken Open. The bottom half of the draw, which was made today, features #2 seed Nicolas Almagro and #4 seed Juan Ignacio Chela. The top four seeds receive a bye, and first round play gets underway on Monday 9 January at the ASB Tennis...
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January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Coach: Del Potro to skip Germany Davis Cup tie

The coach of Juan Martin Del Potro says the former U.S. Open champion will skip Argentina's Davis Cup series next month in Germany. Franco Davin told Friday's La Nacion newspaper that Del Potro, plagued by injuries the last several years, was bowing out because of concern over the physical effects of playing on the clay surface selected by Germany. Argentina lost to Spain...
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January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Team Nominations for Davis Cup Final Announced

The team nominations for the 2011 Davis Cup World Group Final between Spain and Argentina have been announced by the ITF. The final will be played in Seville on December 2-4. WORLD GROUP FINAL SPAIN versus ARGENTINA Venue: Olympic Stadium, Seville (clay – indoors) Spain Rafael Nadal David Ferrer Feliciano Lopez Fernando Verdasco Captain: Albert Costa   Argentina Juan Martin del...
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November 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Tweets of the Week

Juan Ignacio Chela decided to give us a little brain teaser. Can you find the word TORINO in the sea of letters? Serena Williams is officially an honorary teeny bopper. She let us know this week that she doesn't just have Bieber Fever, she's got love for Zefron too. Cougar.
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November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Twitpics of (Last) Week: Juan Ignacio Chela and Ivan Ljubicic

I'm a day late (really 2 days) and a dollar short on my twitpic(s) of the week, but here they are: I don't know what this sign is supposed to mean, and clearly Juan Ignacio Chela doesn't either.  Perhaps it is a sign for a massage room?  Or maybe a sign for a conjugal visit room, but what would Chela be doing in a jail?  I *think* it was a sign on a bathroom door...
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October 25, 2011  |  Discuss

Haas rallies past Chela in Vienna opener

Tommy Haas rallied to beat fifth-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (5) Tuesday in the first round of the Erste Bank Open. The 273rd-ranked German, who won the event in 2001, failed to serve out the match at 5-3 in the decider but converted his fourth match point in the tiebreaker. Haas will next play Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, who won the opening set against...
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October 24, 2011  |  Discuss

Erste Bank Open Results

Results Tuesday at the Erste Bank Open, an ATP tour event on indoor hard courts at Wiener Stadthalle (seedings in parentheses): Singles First Round Aljaz Bedene, Slovenia, def. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, 7-6 (4), retired. Daniel Brands, Germany, def. Martin Fischer, Austria, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 7-6 (6). Fabio Fognini (8), Italy, def. Tommy Robredo, Spain, 7-6 (7), 5-7, 2-1, retired. Philipp...
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October 24, 2011  |  Discuss
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