Congratulations to Juan Ignacio Chela!!!!

07-21-2002, 09:57 PM
AMERSFOORT, Netherlands –– Juan Ignacio Chela upset French Open champion Albert Costa 6-1, 7-6 (4) Sunday to win an Energis Open final shortened because of rain.

The championship match at the clay-court tournament was delayed 1 hour, 45 minutes because of showers, and organizers reduced the final from best-of-five sets to best-of-three.

Play also was interrupted for more than 2 hours with second-seeded Chela ahead 4-2 in the second set.

The top-seeded Costa saved a match point at 5-3, and Chela then served for the match but double-faulted twice to make it 5-5 in the second set.

Each player held serve, but Costa squandered points with four errors in the tiebreaker, including an easy drive-volley hit wide on match point to give the 21-year-old Chela his second ATP title.

© 2002 The Associated Press

congrats Chela!!!!

07-22-2002, 12:13 AM
Thanks for the article, TC. This was the one match I didnt have on tv today... Bad to see Costa blew it. I would rather listen that the winner had to actually WIN it, like Youzhny did to Canas.

Congrats to Chela! :bounce:

07-22-2002, 05:40 PM
Well done, Chela!:)

07-22-2002, 07:21 PM
Congrats Chela :) :) :) :) :)

07-22-2002, 08:51 PM
Juan! :)

finally a title! i thought that ill never see him holding a trophy again! :bounce:!!!!

07-22-2002, 09:38 PM
well done juan!!!!!

Lucas Arg
07-23-2002, 01:26 AM
Well done Juani:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
07-23-2002, 06:40 PM
Well done.

Go Argies ;)

Williams Rulez
07-24-2002, 01:15 PM
OMG... YES! :D

Well done Chela! And I was beginning to think you had disappeared from Earth after the terrific start to the season... :D

11-24-2002, 01:25 AM
Congratulations JUAN IGNACIO!!!
Great job, boy!!

11-24-2002, 12:08 PM
Errr Catriel?

This thread is 4 months old :p

11-26-2002, 05:02 AM
Originally posted by Niminator
Errr Catriel?

This thread is 4 months old :p

Lol =):p :p
You noticed that!!!

I do the same in WTAword with threads a year older!!!:cool:

11-26-2002, 10:41 AM
I saw :p

11-26-2002, 11:30 PM
Congrats Juanchi :) :) :)