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Jose Acasuso announces retirement

Action Jackson
02-21-2012, 02:58 AM
Yes, Chucho is retiring from tennis. He will announce it on Thursday at the Buenos Aires event. Massive forehand, always looked stones but he wasn't the strongest mentally losing in 2 Davis Cup finals. The Verdasco one was worse though/

Too bad he couldn't do it on his terms with the injuries, but he lacked motivation no point in carrying on. Now he can watch Racing and love it.

http://www.fuebuena.com.ar/?p=16634

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/JaiteChuchoCalleri.jpg

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2010+French+Open+ATP+WTA+Headshots+8bLdAT_jhggm.jp g

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/BlondeStoner.jpg

HuaTuo
02-21-2012, 03:10 AM
Adios Chucho

Evitman
02-21-2012, 03:23 AM
I will always remember his infamous choke against Fed at RG 09 :(

finishingmove
02-21-2012, 03:35 AM
bye chucho

n8
02-21-2012, 04:12 AM
Top 120 from Feb 2001 to March 2010 (consecutive weeks). Buenos Aires final at 18 and 4 months, Sopot winner as a 19 year old.

rocketassist
02-21-2012, 04:16 AM
Natural clay court talent, big forehand for the surface. Made the semis of Hamburg and blew it against Steps when had he made the final he'd surely have stopped Boredo from fluking his Masters.

Another one from the Coria/Nalbandian/Canas/Gaudio generation of Argentine talents gone. Sad.

duong
02-21-2012, 08:10 AM
Pity that his final years have been wasted by injuries

Was number 20 at best, very often in top-50, most regularly in top-70.

His best result in a slam was R16 in Roland-Garros 2005 where he beat Roddick in 5 sets and lost to ... Puerta.

I always had the impression that the Argentines had been too harsh at him about Davis cup : losing to Safin was just normal and Verdasco was also the favorite in their match.

Another one from the Coria/Nalbandian/Canas/Gaudio generation of Argentine talents gone. Sad.

Chela is still there, nearly top-30 ;)

Chris Kuerten
02-21-2012, 09:11 AM
Who will take over his role as the ultimate stoner?

Gulbis? He has the hair and a similar game.

BodyServe
02-21-2012, 09:38 AM
Single handed backhand dying a little bit more.

Deathless Mortal
02-21-2012, 09:43 AM
Who will take over his role as the ultimate stoner?

Gulbis? He has the hair and a similar game.

George Bastl.

Sombrerero loco
02-21-2012, 12:40 PM
chucho :hug: no more events to play?

BroTree123
02-21-2012, 12:44 PM
Expected call from Chucho, he's been out of the game for a while now. He will be missed :sad:.

Edit: But seriously Goddamn....quite a handful of bad news...Fena retiring, Soderling's career in doubt....and now Chucho. :sobbing:.

MariaV
02-21-2012, 12:48 PM
Bye Chucho! :sad: Cried after both lost DC finals poor guy, wish he and Calleri got at least one! :bigcry: :tears: :sobbing:

Voo de Mar
02-21-2012, 03:16 PM
In Buenos Aries he played his last ATP tournament last year and it was a good one. In my opinion an underachiever, very good technically player, it's a pity he didn't win one of those deciding Davis Cup rubbers.

ReturnWinner
02-21-2012, 03:58 PM
:sad: Good luck in your post-tennis life Chucho. I think He was an underachiever and
pulled some big chokes like against Ferrer in Stuttgart final and against Federer in FO but anyway He had a good career and a very nice game.

quiron
02-21-2012, 04:01 PM
gonca

luie
02-21-2012, 04:13 PM
Together with hass , their chokes brought a lot
Of PAIN to the anti-fed camp.
Good luck on the rest of your life.

Voo de Mar
02-21-2012, 04:36 PM
Acasuso lost a final in his first ATP tournament. Anyone knows who did the same beside him? (four guys won their first ATP tournaments)

ballbasher101
02-21-2012, 05:34 PM
Single handed backhand dying a little bit more.


You beat me to it. I was about to say another one hander bites the dust.

jrm
02-21-2012, 06:37 PM
:wavey:

shotgun
02-21-2012, 07:06 PM
I always had the impression that the Argentines and especially Nalbandian had been too harsh at him about Davis cup : losing to Safin was just normal and Verdasco was also the favorite in their match.


:confused: I don't recall anyone blaming Acasuso for those losses.

Argentina did well to take it to a fifth match against Russia, whereas Del Potro was the most blamed player for the loss against Spain.

Clashcityrocker
02-21-2012, 07:42 PM
bye bye :sad:

Gonzalez and Acasuso gone........

Broskie91
02-21-2012, 07:50 PM
Grande Chucho. A great player and a cool dude. Definitely will miss him.

Voo de Mar
02-22-2012, 12:32 AM
A small statistical tribute to Chucho on my blog (http://voodemar.com/?p=6043)

NYCtennisfan
02-22-2012, 02:04 AM
Best of luck in the next phase of your life, Jose.

I loved watching both of his groundstrokes. If he hadn't had bad luck with injuries, his career might have been different. In addition, if his movement were a little better, and if he were able to put more returns in play he could have won a lot more.

leng jai
02-22-2012, 03:41 AM
A small statistical tribute to Chucho on my blog (http://voodemar.com/?p=6043)

Hope you're gonna do a GOAT one for Hass mate.

Chucho should be commended for having the co-ordination to single handed backhands while constantly stoned.

Ajde.

HKz
02-22-2012, 04:38 AM
I always loved Acasuso's game, plus he had a one-hander. Sad day.

scoobs
02-22-2012, 06:36 AM
Very good player who never quite hit the heights, but when he was on he was great to watch.

I remember that epic 5 hour 5 set final in Stuttgart which he lost to Ferrer in 2006 - he threw everything he had at that match and cried a little bit at the end when he lost it.

Tommy_Vercetti
02-22-2012, 06:44 AM
Hasn't he retired a few times before? Or am I confusing him with another Argentine?

komackey
02-22-2012, 08:03 AM
:sad:bye chucho
I will miss you a lot...

Lucilla
02-22-2012, 10:33 AM
:sad: Really sad to see him leave...

Enjoy your retirement, Chucho :hug:

duong
02-22-2012, 10:41 AM
:confused: I don't recall anyone blaming Acasuso for those losses.

Argentina did well to take it to a fifth match against Russia, whereas Del Potro was the most blamed player for the loss against Spain.

OK sorry, I had that impression, and it was one of the points mentioned several times in the beginning of this thread :
personally I thought it was just normal that he lost, he was just there for the final match but the match was lost before :shrug:

Raige
02-22-2012, 11:07 AM
Although retirement is for the weak - you must play until you are unable to move - until then use the power of your emotions, specifically anger to carry on, as Agassi once did.

As I was say although retirement is for the weak, that slap in the face look Acasuso wore on his face was filled with RAGE. I respect him for that and that only.

Guest12315544
02-24-2012, 06:15 AM
:sad:

ciprianned
02-24-2012, 07:23 AM
I will always remember his infamous choke against Fed at RG 09 :(
:wavey:

Bye Chuco ...

scarecrows
02-24-2012, 08:51 AM
i remember the first time i saw him play

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=A389&oId=L334

:facepalm:

fran70
02-24-2012, 09:41 AM
Acasuso lost a final in his first ATP tournament. Anyone knows who did the same beside him? (four guys won their first ATP tournaments)

Santiago Ventura won Casablanca in 2004 being ranked 316 and coming from the Q on his first ATP tournament. Another one I remember is Yahiya Doumbia 1988 in Lyon being ranked 453.

I don't remember other cases right. One day I will rebuild my stats before my memory starts to fail:).

Voo de Mar
02-24-2012, 01:25 PM
Also Altur and Lapentti but I didn't ask about title winners in debut, I asked about runners-up in debut, because I don't know who did it beside Chucho and don't want to bother to check it :D

asmazif
02-24-2012, 01:31 PM
will we be seeing one of those great retirement/tribute threads for Jose? (and Gonzo in a bit) :)

EDIT: just seen voo's blog post. Do you still post those retirement threads in MTF voo? the ones which had the stats alongside 5-10 key career matches? I love those :D

JeffCandoi
02-24-2012, 01:34 PM
he was only 18 and lost a final to Guga :sad:

Voo de Mar
02-24-2012, 01:53 PM
EDIT: just seen voo's blog post. Do you still post those retirement threads in MTF voo? the ones which had the stats alongside 5-10 key career matches? I love those :D

No. I mention about retirements on my blog but it's a shorter version of farewell in comparison to threads on MTF.

rhinooooo
02-24-2012, 10:55 PM
chuchooooooooo

Man what a shame we lose another guy with a big game. Shame he was always injured. The rare times he played, he had a lovely game on clay. Effortless hitting.