Tennis - 05/12/2005
Luis Horna – the Motorola Open Champion.
The Peruvian tennis player, Luis Horna beat the Argentine Agustin Calleri 7-5, 6-3 and became the Motorola Open 2005 champion, in a charity match which collected money for the Association for Childhood (ANIA) and the Puericultorio Perez Aranibar.
Horna (Number 86 in the ATP race), had previously overcome another Argentine, Jose Acasuso (Number 41) 7-6( 5), 6-3, and then faced Agustín Calleri (Number 52) who had previously beaten the Peruvian Miguel Miranda (Number 370) 6-1 and 6-3. The great winners in this competition were not just the children who benefitted through the charity, but also the public who enjoyed the facilities of the Jockey Club in Peru, and watched good tennis. Luis Horna became the winner or the purse silver Camusso trophy,Agustín Calleri also received a Camusso trophy as the runner-up. Jose Acasuso lost to Horna in the semifinal and finished in 3rd place after beating “El Chino” Iván Miranda 7-6 and 6-3, and both were also awarded prizes.
Winning the 2005 Motorola Open allows Luis Horna to finish the year in good form, after injuries stopped him playing better or rising higher in the ATP rankings in the previous year. Horna will continue with his pre-season prepartion in the run-up to the Australian Open, in the first days of January next year.