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*Ljubica*
11-18-2005, 09:17 PM
Every Forum has a News and Articles Thread.............so why should Chucho miss out? :sad:

Of course our man is on vacation at the moment, but he is still finding the time to do some charity work in Argentina. He will be taking part in a Charity Team Tennis Tournament which runs from 1st to 8th December in various different venues, and is raising money for something called "The Food Bank" which distributes food and help to disadvantaged people.

Here is an article about it (in Spanish), along with the link to the original.

http://www.atptennis.com/es/newsand...res_charity.asp

Tenistas argentinos disputan torneo benéfico

Varios de los mejores tenistas argentinos del momento suspenderán por unos días sus vacaciones para tomar parte del torneo Interclubes de Primera División. Allí se podrá seguir a Mariano Puerta, José Acasuso , Juan Ignacio Chela, Mariano Zabaleta y el ecuatoriano Giovanni Lapentti, entre otros.

El certamen, rebautizado "La Liga de Primera" a partir de la presente temporada, tendrá un fin solidario, ya que la entrada para seguir la competencia será la entrega de alimentos no perecederos, que serán destinados al Banco de Alimentos, una organización no gubernamental que ayuda a 52.000 personas diariamente.

Además de los citados profesionales, también participarán Carlos Berlocq, Mariano Hood, Sebastián Prieto, Diego Hartfield; ex jugadores como Christian Miniussi (bronce olímpico en Barcelona 92), y jóvenes promesas como Máximo González, Leonardo Mayer u Horacio Zeballos, entre otros.

El 21 de noviembre se realizará el sorteo y el torneo comenzará el 1 de diciembre, cuando se conformen cuatro zonas de cuatro equipos. Los dos mejores avanzarán a un cuadro de eliminación directa. Las semifinales y finales de esta competencia que repartirá 30.000 pesos argentinos en premios se disputarán el 7 y 8 de diciembre en River Plate. El Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, con Puerta, Chela, Hood, Zeballos y Diego Moyano en su lista de buena fe, aparece como el candidato.

alelysafina
11-19-2005, 12:02 AM
That sounds awesome! If only I were in Argentina *sigh*

It's cool though that Chucho and the rest of the Argies are taking time out of their vacation for such a great cause :)

Effka
11-20-2005, 05:12 PM
I think i'd better start learning spanish :)
I'm glad that guys are doing this tournament, i know charity is charity, but i hope Chucho will do well because he's always fun to watch.
Yep, i wish i was in Argentina too :hug:

*Ljubica*
11-26-2005, 10:33 AM
And it seems our man is keeping busy with the exhibitions in the off-season :yeah: Next weekend (2nd and 3rd December) he is playing in an exhibition in Peru, along with Agustin Calleri, Luis Horna and Ivan Miranda. All the money they raise is for disadvantaged children. Here is the link (in Spanish again - sorry Effka :sad: ) It doesn'treally say anything more than I've already told you though so you're not missing anything!

http://www.peru.com/deportes/noticias/AutoNoticias/DetalleNoticia25938.asp

*Ljubica*
11-30-2005, 05:28 AM
Chucho's first tournament of the new year will be in Auckland, New Zealand, starting on 9th January. I'm sure someone will start a cheering thread much nearer the time, but thought you would like to see the list now. Vamos Chucho!

2006 Entry List - Heineken Open - Auckland

Jose Acasuso (ARG)
Mario Ancic (CRO)
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Karol Beck (SVK)
Kenneth Carlsen (DEN)
David Ferrer (ESP)
Robby Ginepri (USA)
Paul Goldstein (USA)
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Alberto Martin (ESP)
Nicolas Massu (CHI)
Wesley Moodie (RSA)
Andrew Murray (GBR)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)
Andrei Pavel (ROM)
Christophe Rochus (BEL)
Olivier Rochus (BEL)
Robin Vik (CZE)
Filippo Volandri (ITA)
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
Tomas Zib (CZE)

Action Jackson
11-30-2005, 08:04 AM
Smoking Joe going to Auckland, as he should, showed some good form there last year, just hope he can start the year well.

sigmagirl91
12-03-2005, 02:36 AM
Thanks, everyone, for the articles. Best of luck for 2006, Chucho.

Action Jackson
12-06-2005, 08:54 AM
I just read about the results of the Motorola Cup and Lucho Horna was the winner of it and Chucho lost to Lucho 7-6 6-3, but he defeated Ivan Miranda 7-6 6-3.

The exhibition raised money for their cause and the people seemed to enjoy it.

http://www.peru.com/deportes/noticias/AutoNoticias/DetalleNoticia26106.asp

*Ljubica*
12-06-2005, 09:33 AM
I just read about the results of the Motorola Cup and Lucho Horna was the winner of it and Chucho lost to Lucho 7-6 6-3, but he defeated Ivan Miranda 7-6 6-3.

The exhibition raised money for their cause and the people seemed to enjoy it.

http://www.peru.com/deportes/noticias/AutoNoticias/DetalleNoticia26106.asp

Thanks for the info :)

Caralimon
12-07-2005, 07:35 PM
Article posted today in Ole

The missionair tennis player José Acasuso made sure his intentions to finish in the top 20 in 2006, and made clear that he prefers to not put pressure on himself and warned that if necessary he will change his schedule for the coming year.

''I want to finish 2006 in the top 20'' told DyN. And added ''I don't want to pressure myself by a number. I just want to keep doing the right things, in a professional way, working hard. If I achieve that, the ranking will come by itself.

Heading on 2006, Acasuso, 40º in latest rankings, said that his year will begin in Auckland and then the Australian Open. ''I am considering changing a clay court event to a hard court one, to prepare better the Masters Series in March and April. It's likely that I'd skip Acapulco and go to Vegas''.

''Today I'm going to a fast-court tournament with others expectations. I'm not going to see what happens or if I get lucky with the draw, I'm going to win some matches'' revealed Acasuso, who won two doubles titles whit his partner Sebastian Prieto.

''It's positive to play doubles for me because I have the chance to improve my serve, volleys and returns that aren't commons in singles. We did pretty well this last year with Sebastian, we have 'feeling' and we will keep playing in 2006'.

http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1103491

Action Jackson
12-08-2005, 01:41 AM
Article posted today in Ole

The missionair tennis player José Acasuso made sure his intentions to finish in the top 20 in 2006, and made clear that he prefers to not put pressure on himself and warned that if necessary he will change his schedule for the coming year.

''I want to finish 2006 in the top 20'' told DyN. And added ''I don't want to pressure myself by a number. I just want to keep doing the right things, in a professional way, working hard. If I achieve that, the ranking will come by itself.

Heading on 2006, Acasuso, 40º in latest rankings, said that his year will begin in Auckland and then the Australian Open. ''I am considering changing a clay court event to a hard court one, to prepare better the Masters Series in March and April. It's likely that I'd skip Acapulco and go to Vegas''.

''Today I'm going to a fast-court tournament with others expectations. I'm not going to see what happens or if I get lucky with the draw, I'm going to win some matches'' revealed Acasuso, who won two doubles titles whit his partner Sebastian Prieto.

''It's positive to play doubles for me because I have the chance to improve my serve, volleys and returns that aren't commons in singles. We did pretty well this last year with Sebastian, we have 'feeling' and we will keep playing in 2006'.

http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1103491

Thanks so much for the translation of this article about Chucho. He could always go to Dubai instead of Vegas.

It's good that he is thinking this, just hope that he is doing a lot of fitness work, which he really needs and improve his movement as well.

He had some good performances on the hardcourts and is more than capable of doing well, but he needs a good clay season as well. As he said if he puts the work in, and he has the belief in what he is doing, then he can get the results.

Choupi
12-09-2005, 01:00 PM
Thanks for this interview Caralimon. Well, I hope he gives himself the means to achieve the goals he sets for himself in 2006. Fitness will be determining. Looking forward to January now. :)

*Ljubica*
12-09-2005, 01:53 PM
Thanks a lot Carolimon :)

*Ljubica*
12-14-2005, 08:38 PM
Tomorrow is the start of the prestigious Copa Argentina de Tenis at the BALTC, and Chucho will play his first match at 5.00pm Argentina time. His first round will be against Guillermo Cañas. Here is the draw:-

1st Round:
1° Nalbandian vs Bye
Zabaleta vs Monaco

Acasuso vs Cañas
4° Chela vs Bye

3° Kuerten vs Bye
Berlocq vs Horna

Calleri vs Del Potro
2° Puerta vs Bye

1st Round - 15th December from 5.00pm
2nd Round - 16th December from 5.00pm
Semis - 17th December from 8.00pm
Final - 18th December at 8.00pm

Action Jackson
12-15-2005, 07:14 AM
Big Chucho against Cañas that will be a tough match for sure.

They left him off the photo, he must have been asleep.

http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/1844/f059ch013zl.jpg

Action Jackson
12-15-2005, 02:30 PM
Just found this very good article about Chucho and his feelings about the president of Argentine tennis.

http://www.infobae.com/notas/nota.php?IdxSeccion=1&Idx=226405

José Acasuso, muy duro con Enrique Morea: "Es un mentiroso"

El tenista misionero dijo que nunca recibió ayuda de la Asociación Argentina de Tenis y descalificó al presidente de esa entidad. Aclaró que los únicos que obtuvieron ese beneficio fueron Coria y Nalbandian

• El presidente de la AAT dice que “este es el mejor momento del tenis”

• El Luna Park recibe a los más grandes del tenis argentino

(NA) - El tenista José Acasuso manifestó que nunca recibió ayuda de parte de la Asociación Argentina de Tenis (AAT), y acusó al presidente reelecto de la entidad, Enrique Morea, de "mentiroso" por haber señalado eso.

Acassuso, número 40 en el ranking mundial de la Asociación del Tenis Profesional (ATP), señaló que los únicos jugadores que recibieron "ayuda" de parte de la AAT fueron Guillermo Coria y David Nalbandian.

"A mí nunca me ayudaron, lo único que me pagaron fue un viaje al US Open. Es mentira que la AAT ayudó a todos los jugadores, la ayuda fue para Guillermo (Coria) y David (Nalbandian). Morea es un mentiroso", explicó el tenista durante una charla en la escuela de periodismo DeporTEA.

En ese sentido, el misionero aseguró que la relación entre la máxima entidad del tenis argentino y los jugadores nacionales "no pasa por un buen momento".

"No puede ser que Morea diga que la Asociación es la responsable del buen momento del Tenis Argentino, los jugadores son los responsables. Hoy por hoy, la relación no pasa por un buen momento", completó el tenista.

The basic English version of this seems to be

José Acasuso, Argentine tennis president Enrique Morea is a liar

The player from Misiones said that he never received financial aid from the Association Argentina of Tennis and should be sacked as president. Coria and Nalbandian were the ones to benefit.

• The president of the AAT says that “this is the best moment of the tennis”
• The Luna Park receives to the largest of the Argentine tennis (NA)

- The tennis player José Acasuso declared that never received aid on behalf of the Association Argentina of Tennis (AAT), and accused the re-elected president of the AAT Enrique Morea of "lying" by indicating that this was the case.

Acassuso, number 40 in the ranking world of the Association of the Professional Tennis (ATP), indicated that the only players that received "aid" on behalf of the AAT were Guillermo Coria and David Nalbandian.

"To me never they helped me, the only thing that they paid for me was a trip to the US. It is lie that the AAT helped all the players, the assistance was for Guillermo (Coria) and David (Nalbandian). Morea is a liar", Acasuso explained during a chat in the school of journalism DeporTEA.

In that sense, the misionero assured that the relations between the AAT and the national players "are not good at the moment".

"He , Morea cannot say that the Association is the responsible for the good moment of the Argentine Tennis, the players are the reason. Today for the present, the relations are not in a good way ", completed the tennis player.

Choupi
12-15-2005, 02:38 PM
Chucho :worship: . You often look quite asleep or not totally awake, but the mind works.......it has to be noted!! ;)

Action Jackson
12-15-2005, 03:12 PM
Chucho :worship: . You often look quite asleep or not totally awake, but the mind works.......it has to be noted!! ;)

Well he better come to Metz again and as for the translation that seems to be right, it just needs some cleaning up.

We do know Morea isn't a good guy and that Chucho along with the others were forgotten about.

Choupi
12-15-2005, 03:24 PM
Well he better come to Metz again.
Yes, he better. :) He can't miss such an opportunity............so can't I!!
We do know Morea isn't a good guy and that Chucho along with the others were forgotten about.
True. It's not the 1st time that state of things is denounced. Just glad that Chucho points it too. He's breaking the image and that's good imo.

*Ljubica*
12-15-2005, 04:48 PM
Thanks for the article GWH - was interesting, and good for Chucho for speaking out and saying what he thinks :worship:

Action Jackson
12-22-2005, 08:40 AM
Chucho may look spaced out, but he isn't a fool and with what has been going with tennis in Argentina recently, there definitely needs to be more communication between the various groups.

His schedule so far is

Auckland
Aus Open
Viña del Mar
Buenos Aires
Costa do Sauipe
Las Vegas/Acapulco
Indian Wells
Miami

Mara_M
12-28-2005, 11:32 PM
thanks gwh

Action Jackson
01-04-2006, 04:28 AM
Here is an article that has some news on Chucho and the Buenos Aires tournament in general, thanks to Michelleg and the dodgy free translation.

http://www.misionesonline.net/paginas/noticia2.php?db=noticias2006&id=25

El “Chucho” buscará ser rey en Buenos Aires

En tenista posadeño, José Acasuso estará entre los mejores tenistas de argentina en el ATP de Buenos Aires. El torneo se jugará en febrero.

José "Chucho" Acasuso, David Nalbandian y Guillermo Coria jugarán el ATP que se disputará en el Lawn Tenis en febrero. También lo harán los españoles Ferrero y Moyá y el brasileño Kuerten. Gaudio aún no aseguró si estará, mientras que el juvenil Del Potro recibirá una invitación especial.

El misionero Acasuso (41 en el ranking mundial) jugará con los dos mejores tenistas de la Argentina, David Nalbandian (6) y Guillermo Coria (8). El certamen se llevará a cabo del 13 al 19 de febrero y cristalizará la sexta edición del ATP de Buenos Aires, además repartirá 485.000 dólares en premios.

También fueron confirmadas por la organización del ATP las presencias de los tenistas españoles Carlos Moyá (32) y Juan Carlos Ferrero (18), ambos ex números uno del mundo; aunque está en duda la participación del último campeón, Gastón Gaudio (10), según infobae.com.ar.

"Nuestros esfuerzos estuvieron enfocados en conseguir a cinco jugadores. Cuatro ya confirmaron su presencia y ahora nos falta Gaudio, que tiene una oferta económica de nuestra parte pero por el momento no nos ha respondido", expresó Martín Jaite, el director del torneo.
Por otro lado, las entradas individuales se expenderán desde mediados del actual mes de enero.

"Es un placer recuperar a Coria y a Nalbandian para el torneo, como así también tener a Ferrero por primera vez. Además contar con Moyá en el cuadro es importante para la tribuna femenina", comentó Jaite con una sonrisa.

Miguel Nido, director de la empresa norteamericana Altenis, dueña del ATP, explicó que habrá muchas novedades para los espectadores con respecto a ediciones anteriores y reafirmó que el tema de la seguridad será "clave", especialmente, en la salida del público tras la jornada nocturna.

Del lunes 13 al viernes 17 de febrero la jornada diurna comenzará a las 11 y la nocturna, que constará de dos encuentros, a las 19,30. El sábado 18 las semifinales irán desde las 12 y la final del domingo dará comienzo a las 14.
Jaite señaló además que una de la invitaciones especiales será para el brasileño Gustavo Kuerten (hoy es 294 del mundo y su ranking no le permitiría ingresar al torneo en forma directa) y la segunda sería para el juvenil argentino Juan Martín del Potro.

Más allá de los tenistas mencionados, extraoficialmente, se sabe que estarán en la lista del ATP los argentinos Juan Ignacio Chela (40), Agustín Calleri (52), Carlos Berlocq (80), Mariano Zabaleta (83) y Juan Mónaco (85), además de los chilenos Fernando González (11) y Nicolás Massú (65).

Translation:

"Chucho" will seek to be a king in Buenos Aires

The player from posadeño, José Acasuso will be among the better tennis players from Argentina in the ATP of Buenos Aires. The tournament will be played in February.

José "Chucho" Acasuso, David Nalbandian and Guillermo Coria will play the ATP that will be disputed in the Lawn Tennis in February. Also the Spanish players Ferrero and Moyá and the Brazilian Kuerten. Gaudio has not assured that he will be there, while del Potro will receive a wild card.

The misionero Acasuso (41 in the world rankings) will play with the two better tennis players of Argentina, David Nalbandian (6) and Guillermo Coria (8). The contest will be carry out of the 13th to the 19th of February and will be the sixth edition of the ATP of Buenos Aires, besides will distribute $485.000 in prizes.

Also they were confirmed by the organisation of the ATP the presence of the Spanish tennis players Carlos Moyá (32) and Juan Carlos Ferrero (18), both former numbers one of the world; although is in doubt the participation of the last champion, Gastón Gaudio (10), according to infobae. com. ar.

"Our forces were focused on finding five players. Four already confirmed their presence and only now we are only without Gaudio, who has an economic offer from our part, but for the moment has yet to respond," expressed Martin Jaite, the director of the tournament.

"It is a pleasure to regain Coria and Nalbandian for the tournament, as well to have Ferrero for the first time, Moreover, having Moya in the draw is important for the female element", commented Jaite with a smile.

Nido is just going on about security.

On Monday 13th to Friday 17th of Feb the day will begin at 11 o'clock and the night session, that will be comprised of two encounters, at 19,30 o'clock. On Saturday the 18th the semifinals start at 12 and the end on Sunday will start at 14 o'clock.

Jaite indicated besides that one of the wildcards will be for the Brazilian one Gustavo Kuerten (today is 294 of the world and his ranking would not permit him to enter the tournament directly) and the second would be for the youthful one Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.

Beyond the tennis players mentioned, unofficially, is known that they will be in the list of the ATP the Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela (40), Augustine Calleri (52), Carlos Berlocq (80), Mariano Zabaleta (83) and Juan Monaco (85), besides the Chilean Fernando González (11) and Nicolas Massú (65). Also Luis Horna will be on this list.

Action Jackson
01-04-2006, 05:21 AM
Just thought I'd drop this by since the tournament thread for 2006 hasn't made it to Buenos Aires yet.

ATP Buenos Aires
1. Nalbandian, David ARG 6
2. Coria, Guillermo ARG 8
3. Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 17
4. Moya, Carlos ESP 31
5. Volandri, Filippo ITA 38
6. Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 39
7. Acasuso, Jose ARG 40
8. Serra, Florent FRA 49
9. Martin, Alberto ESP 50
10. Calleri, Agustin ARG 51
11. Massu, Nicolas CHI 65
12. Montanes, Alberto ESP 71
13. Berlocq, Carlos ARG 79
14. Pashanski, Boris SCG 82
15. Zabaleta, Mariano ARG 83
16. Horna, Luis PER 84
17. Monaco, Juan ARG 85
18. Behrend, Tomas GER 89
19. Daniel, Marcos BRA 94
OUT. Lapentti Nicolas ECU 95
21. Vanek, Jiri CZE 99
22. Kim, Kevin USA 101
23. Starace, Potito ITA 105
24 Saretta, Flavio BRA 109
25 Vicente, Fernando ESP 110
26 del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG) (WC)
27 Kuerten, Gustavo (BRA) (WC)
28 (WC)
29 (Q)
30 (Q)
31 (Q)
32 (Q)


Alternates
IN. Mello, Ricardo BRA 111
2. Sabau, Razvan ROM 112
3. Marin, Juan Antonio CRC 113
4. Almagro, Nicolas ESP 114
5. Hernandez, Oscar ESP 115
6. Mantilla, Felix ESP 117
7. Mazarakis, Vasilis GRE 118
8. Portas, Albert ESP 119
9. Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 120
10. Di Mauro, Alessio ITA 125
11. Marach, Oliver AUT 127
12. Dlgado, Ramon PAR 132
13. Patience, Olivier FRA 133
14. Navarro Pastor, Ivan ESP 139
15. Kubot, Lukasz POL 143

Effka
01-04-2006, 10:25 AM
Thanks for that GWH. The competition in Buenos seems pretty rough and he has some points to defend out there. That'll be an exciting tournament to follow for sure :yeah:

*Ljubica*
01-04-2006, 10:31 AM
Lot of players that I would like to see - so why don't they just pick up this whole tournament and play it in Europe :p (j/k) Good Luck Chucho!

Action Jackson
02-04-2006, 05:47 AM
Here is an article about Chucho, which I can't translate at the moment.

http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1135805

Grítelo, Chucho

Acasuso, candidato a reemplazar al Gato Gaudio si éste no llega a la Davis, sufrió para derrotar al checo Friedl pero pasó a semi en Viña.

JORGE VIALE. jviale@ole.com.ar

Con lo parejo del circuito, el jugador no puede desaprovechar ninguna oportunidad que se le presente. Dependiendo de los objetivos y el nivel de cada uno, un cuadro que se abre por derrotas de los principales candidatos es una puerta abierta hacia un mejor ranking y el pasaporte directo a campeonatos más importantes, evitando así las siempre difíciles clasificaciones. Por eso, aunque la haya pasado mal en la victoria por 3-6, 6-1 y 7-5 ante el checo Leos Friedl, un doblista que no jugaba un ATP en singles desde el 2001, vale el triunfo de Chucho en Viña del Mar. Este torneo con 380.000 dólares sufrió retiros a último momento (Chela, Volandri, Mantilla, Kuerten), inesperadas derrotas (Calleri, Horna), para terminar de darles posibilidades a jugadores de nivel challenger. Con la derrota de Gastón Gaudio (1ø), que iba por la llave superior, Chucho tomó la posta y es candidato a llegar a la final por aquel sector.

"Hoy (ayer) no saqué como lo venía haciendo. El me sacaba un poco de tiempo y me jugaba bajo. No me sentí jugando bien", dijo Chucho. Friedl, de 29 años, 20ø en dobles y sin ranking en singles, complicaba con el saque, con el dominio de su revés a dos manos y con subidas a la red impropias de esta superficie (más teniendo en cuenta la humedad de una ciudad costera). El europeo llegó a tener una ventaja de 5-3 en el tercero, antes de que José le ganara cuatro games al hilo. En 5-5, los nervios de Friedl le hicieron cometer tres doble faltas. "Tengo que mejorar y pegarle más a la pelota si quiero ganar", admitió el argentino, que de pasar a la final volverá a meterse entre los mejores 40 (hoy es 46ø). Sus resultados son seguidos con atención por Alberto Mancini, capitán de la Davis, quien debe barajar opciones por si Gastón Gaudio, lesionado en el hombro derecho, no llega a jugar la serie con Suecia, prevista para el próximo fin de semana en el Parque Roca. El capitán esperará hasta el lunes para seguir la evolución del ex rey de Roland Garros (ver Luli...).

El rival de Acasuso será el español Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo, el que sacó a Gaudio. Ayer derrotó a su compatriota Albert Monta-

ñés por 6-2, 2-6 y 6-2. Del otro lado del cuadro podría haber un choque entre locales: Nicolás Massú superó al español Carlos Cuadrado por 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) y 6-3, y esperaba por Fernando Gonzá-

lez, quien enfrentaba anoche al serbio Boris Pashanski. Ante el Vampiro, el récord de Acasuso es de 1-3. Peor le fue contra Feña: 1-7. Hora de tener una revancha.

lau
02-04-2006, 01:25 PM
Thanks for the article. :) It´s about how he is doing in Viña and says that Mancini is paying attention to that, his possibility to play DC... Nothing really new.. :lol: He said that he didn´t serve well during the match against Friedl and that made him strugle a little, specially because Friedl was serving very well. He (Chucho) says he must improve for the next matches if he wants to win. :)

maria87
02-04-2006, 06:09 PM
Hi, Lau, nice to see you here too. I didn't know you were a Chucho's fan too as me (we both share our love for Marat Safin!)

Hi guys!! i am in Buenos Aires ( i suppose Lau too)! and i will be following the action of ATP Buenos Aires, glad to let you know everything will happen! :) Same for Davis Cup, we have here the complete broadcasting. I hope Chucho will play in the team!

But now we have match in Viña in a few hours!! Vamos, Chucho!

My tennis proffessor was also an ATP player and he is friend of Chucho! so i will have news to share! He always says Chucho is a great guy!

*Ljubica*
02-04-2006, 06:49 PM
Hi, Lau, nice to see you here too. I didn't know you were a Chucho's fan too as me (we both share our love for Marat Safin!)

Hi guys!! i am in Buenos Aires ( i suppose Lau too)! and i will be following the action of ATP Buenos Aires, glad to let you know everything will happen! :) Same for Davis Cup, we have here the complete broadcasting. I hope Chucho will play in the team!

But now we have match in Viña in a few hours!! Vamos, Chucho!

My tennis proffessor was also an ATP player and he is friend of Chucho! so i will have news to share! He always says Chucho is a great guy!
Hi Maria and welcome :wavey:

maria87
02-04-2006, 06:56 PM
Hi Maria and welcome :wavey:

thank you, Rosie!! i appreciate so much your welcome! :wavey: :)

lau
02-05-2006, 12:03 PM
:woohoo:
from atptennis.com

Argentine Duo Upsets Top Seeds in Vina del Mar Final

http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/other/acasusoprieto_rydell2.jpg

Jose Acasuso and Sebastian Prieto clinched their third career trophy as a team (Stuttgart and Bucharest 2005) when they upset top seeds Frantisek Cermak and Leos Friedl 7-6(2), 6-4 in the doubles final at the Movistar Open in Vina del Mar.

The Argentines, who reached the final in Buenos Aires last year in their first tournament as a team, hold a 24-7 doubles record. Acasuso claimed his fourth doubles title while Prieto took his seventh crown.

Cermak and Friedl last year won five team titles, with Freidl winning an ATP-best six titles for the season.

maria87
02-05-2006, 12:04 PM
From Olé Deportivo today

VIÑA DEL MAR: POSIBLE CONVOCADO LLEGO A LA FINAL
Chucho quiere el título bajo el brazo

"Luli (Alberto Mancini) se comunicó conmigo y me preguntó si estaba disponible para estar en el equipo. Le dije que sí, obviamente". José Acasuso confirmaba en charla con DPA lo que fue un día perfecto para él: se clasificó a la final del single y ganó el doble del ATP de Viña del Mar (380.000 dólares en premios) y ya sabe, oficialmente, que Mancini lo tiene en cuenta por si Gastón Gaudio no está disponible por lesión para la serie con Suecia. "Gastón está mal del hombro, y obviamente cualquier jugador no quiere arriesgar cuando no se siente bien. Si se recupera y no me toca estar en el equipo, voy a seguir alentando como lo hice siempre, y esperando la oportunidad". Sería el debut de Chucho en la Davis.

El misionero levantó su nivel y selló con un saque ganador el triunfo sobre el español Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo por 6-2 y 6-4. De esta forma, volverá a ser top 40 (esta semana figura 46ø). De noche, también metió un saque que no volvió para coronarse, con Sebastián Prieto, ante los checos Leos Friedl y Frantisek Cermak por 7-6 (7-2) y 6-4. Así, se afirman como la mejor dupla nacional.

Hoy a las 22 (va por TyC Sports), Acasuso irá por su tercer título, luego de Sopot 02 y Bucarest 04. Enfrente habrá un chileno: Fernando González o Nicolás Massú, quienes se enfrentaban al cierre de esta edición. "Gonzá-

lez es muy potente; Massú es pura intensidad. Será duro, pero estoy con ganas de ganar", dijo.

Brief translation: Chcucho said Mancini contacted him for Davis Cup team, and he replied: "of course, i am available to play"....he said also that Gaston is very bad because of his shoulder, but if Gaston will recover, he will wait for another opportunity to play the Davis Cup. The article also said that Chucho raised the level of his game to win the SF with an ace. The same in Doubles Finals. Chucho told about his possible opponent in the Finals: "González is powerful and Massu is very intense, but i want to win"

They also said that our channel TyC Sports will broadcast the match tonight!! :)

Action Jackson
02-05-2006, 01:00 PM
Nice pics and Chucho maybe should hook up with the chicks in the picture.

Chucho is usually pretty good with the interviews and he has a big opportunity time for him to take it.

Thanks for the translations of course.

maria87
02-05-2006, 01:04 PM
Chucho is usually pretty good with the interviews and he has a big opportunity time for him to take it.

Thanks for the translations of course.

no problem!! glad to help :)

i think Chucho is very frank in the interviews, right? and his definition of his opponents was very good!!

which do you think is Chucho problem to not have better performances till now with his potential? do you think is lack of confidence?

Action Jackson
02-05-2006, 01:07 PM
no problem!! glad to help :)

i think Chucho is very frank in the interviews, right? and his definition of his opponents was very good!!

which do you think is Chucho problem to not have better performances till now with his potential? do you think is lack of confidence?

His problem well I will answer that in the Chucho game thread.

Action Jackson
02-06-2006, 03:48 AM
http://www.forbes.com/business/manufacturing/feeds/ap/2006/02/05/ap2501498.html
Associated Press
Update 2: Acasuso Beats Massu for Movistar Title
02.05.2006, 10:28 PM

Third-seeded Jose Acasuso of Argentina won the Movistar Open on Sunday, beating Chile's Nicolas Massu 6-4, 6-3.

"I am satisfied because I know I needed to improve my game to beat Nicolas, and I did it," Acasuso said. "I congratulate Nicolas and I know that someday he will win this tournament in his hometown."

The fifth-seeded Massu replied by telling Acasuso over the stadium's loudspeakers, "It was a good game and you deserve the victory."

On Saturday, Acasuso and Sebastian Prieto won the doubles title, beating Frantisek Cermak and Leos Friedl of the Czech Republic 7-6 (2), 6-4.

Action Jackson
02-06-2006, 03:52 AM
I will try and run it through a machine translation, though the human one is much better.


http://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportiva/nota.asp?nota_id=778473

Acasuso: un campeón que se zambulle en la Davis

El misionero derrotó al trasandino Nicolás Massú por 6-4 y 6-3 y obtuvo, en Chile, el tercer torneo de su carrera profesional; hoy, el capitán Alberto Mancini hará oficial su primera convocatoria para el conjunto nacional como reemplazante de Gaudio.

VIÑA DEL MAR.- Nacido en Misiones, José Acasuso se da el gusto de hacer sentir sus golpes sobre la tierra colorada que tanto conoce. Sin presiones, y de a poco, tal vez más despacio de lo que se presumía, va incorporando su nombre en el mundo del tenis dentro de una semana que ya es inolvidable para la carrera de Chucho: porque además de darse el gusto de vencer en su tierra a Nicolás Massú por 6-4 y 6-3 y ganar el primer título de la gira latinoamericana sobre polvo de ladrillo, Acasuso recibirá hoy, oficialmente, la convocatoria para el equipo de la Copa Davis, formación que integrará por primera vez en su carrera en el match ante Suecia, que comenzará el viernes próximo, en el Parque Roca, en Villa Soldati.

A pura fuerza, con un saque que funcionó a pleno y con un revés -a una mano, como los de antes- que manejó de manera exquisita, Acasuso logró la tercera victoria de su carrera profesional, después de los certámenes de Sopot (2002) y Bucarest (2004). Asimismo, el 46° del ranking de la ATP, consiguió el primer título para la Legión Argentina en esta temporada y el 168° en la era profesional.

Como lo hacen los grandes deportistas, soportando el clima adverso ante un público que lo molestó durante todo el encuentro, Acasuso explotó luego de que el drive ancho de Massú señalara el fin del encuentro. "¡Así, a puro h...!", gritó el misionero que es entrenado por Daniel Orsanic. El campeón de singles y el de dobles, también, ya que, anteayer, se adueñó de la competencia de esa especialidad junto con su amigo Sebastián Prieto.

Acasuso cosechó el tercer triunfo argentino en Viña del Mar en los últimos cinco años. En 2001, el vencedor fue Guillermo Coria; el año último, el campeón fue Gastón Gaudio.

Por su triunfo en singles, Acasuso se llevó un cheque de 52.000 dólares. Ahora, debido a la disputa de la Copa Davis, los torneos de la ATP no se disputarán hasta el 13 del actual, cuando la actividad se reanunde, por el lado de América Latina, con la Copa Telmex, en el Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

Más allá del resultado en Viña del Mar, el triunfo de Acasuso entrega otra muestra de su rico presente. La abundancia permite que aparezca la mano salvadora para evitar cualquier inconveniente. Alberto Mancini se encontraba con el dilema de buscar un reemplazante para Gastón Gaudio y Guillermo Coria, los dos mejores exponentes sobre polvo de ladrillo, quienes estarán ausentes en la serie con Suecia, por la Copa Davis, match que comenzará el viernes próximo en el Parque Roca, en Villa Soldati.

Pero desde el balneario chileno, Mancini, rosarino por adopción, encontró a un misionero como él, José Acasuso, como el hombre ideal para integrar junto con David Nalbandia, Juan Ignacio Chela y Agustín Calleri, el cuarteto para disputar el primer partido del año por el torneo por la Ensaladera de Plata.

Y será Chucho Acasuso, de 23 años y 46° en el ranking de la ATP, quien finalmente sustituirá a Gaudio, lesionado con una tendinitis en el hombro derecho. El mismo Acasuso de los golpes fuertes y precisos. El del andar sereno en medio de la vorágine del circo del tenis. El mismo que suele rendir en la gira sudamericana. El hombre que ahora puede tener su gran oportunidad en la Copa Davis.

www.atptennis.com

Link corto: http://www.lanacion.com.ar/778473

The basic translation it seems is that.

This has been an unforgettable week for Chucho winning the singles and doubles in Viña del Mar, plus getting selected for the Davis Cup team as well.

It explains how the crowd was against him and he has won his 3rd title of his career and how he has progressed maybe a bit slower than expected.

What an opportunity it is for him the Davis Cup and mentioned the fact that he is from the same region as Alberto Mancini.

Someone else can complete the job. :)

maria87
02-06-2006, 10:23 AM
Someone else can complete the job. :)

i will try: these 2 phrases are wonderful

A pura fuerza, con un saque que funcionó a pleno y con un revés -a una mano, como los de antes- que manejó de manera exquisita, Acasuso logró la tercera victoria de su carrera profesional, después de los certámenes de Sopot (2002) y Bucarest (2004). Asimismo, el 46° del ranking de la ATP, consiguió el primer título para la Legión Argentina en esta temporada y el 168° en la era profesional.

Como lo hacen los grandes deportistas, soportando el clima adverso ante un público que lo molestó durante todo el encuentro, Acasuso explotó luego de que el drive ancho de Massú señalara el fin del encuentro. "¡Así, a puro h...!", gritó el misionero que es entrenado por Daniel Orsanic. El campeón de singles y el de dobles, también, ya que, anteayer, se adueñó de la competencia de esa especialidad junto con su amigo Sebastián Prieto.

Translation:
With so much strength, with a service that was fully working and with his one hand backhand -as the old ones!- that he used in exquisite way, Acasuso got his third victory in his proffessional career.....he got also the first title for La Legión Argentina in this season.
As all great sportmen do, he handled with the pressure of an hostile audience that bothered him during the whole match. Acasuso exploded in last point when Massu's drive went out and screamed "YES, this way, a puro h...." (an arentinian expression which means "with balls")

:) :yeah:

Action Jackson
02-06-2006, 11:05 AM
Thanks for that Maria, as I said my Spanish isn't good and even then with that bad machine translation I had to adapt to make it sound like something understandable.

lau
02-06-2006, 11:06 AM
ACASUSO COMPLETES DOUBLE

Jose Acasuso silenced the local fans when he defeated hometown favourite Nicolas Massu 6-4 6-3 in the final of the ATP Movistar Open in Vina del Mar.

It was a perfect weekend for the 23-year-old Argentinian who won the doubles title with Sebastian Prieto against top seeds Frantisek Cermak and Leos Friedl on Saturday.

The third seed was just too powerful for Massu as he lifted his third ATP title in the 380,000 US dollars claycourt event.

"I knew I needed to improve my game to beat Nicolas and I did," Acasuso said.

"I think I prepared well for the match with my coach and things worked out perfect,'' Acasuso added.

"I am sorry for Nico Massu since he was playing at home in front of his people."

Massu was gracious in defeat but sad to have disappointed his hometown fans.

"I want to congratulate Acasuso for this win,'' Massu said. "He is a great person and a great player and he really deserves it.

"I was a bit tired since I played over seven hours in the last two days, but that doesn't mean that he didn't deserve the win.

"I am sad that I lost at home, in my home town, because I really wanted to win. For me this tournament is big and important but unfortunately it did not happen."

link: http://www.sportinglife.com/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=international_feed/06/02/06/TENNIS_USA-Vina_del_Mar.html

maria87
02-06-2006, 03:55 PM
Thanks for that Maria, as I said my Spanish isn't good and even then with that bad machine translation I had to adapt to make it sound like something understandable.

you are welcome, George :)

One thing from the speech of the premiation ceremony: Chucho was very touched and he was almost craying when he thanked to his team and specially his trainer, he said, that was always with him in all the bad moments!!

we are waiting here the decision from Mancini to call him to play Davis Cup starting next Friday

lau
02-08-2006, 10:47 AM
There´s an article in Clarín today (sorry I can´t translate it now) that says that probably José will be the "second" singles player ;) :yeah:

http://www.clarin.com/diario/2006/02/08/deportes/d-05201.htm

Action Jackson
02-08-2006, 10:49 AM
So many rumours and if I had my way it would be Chucho and not Chela, but either way as long as Argentina win that is what counts.

lau
02-08-2006, 10:54 AM
So many rumours and if I had my way it would be Chucho and not Chela, but either way as long as Argentina win that is what counts.
Yep,.... the article says that Chucho feels confident after his performance in Viña (duh...? :lol: ) and he won a set against David when they were training ;) The rest I guess they are rumours and speculation...

maria87
02-08-2006, 11:02 AM
an interview from Ole. he says he changed his attitude on court thanks to his psichologist, he improved his attitude to make the opponent feel he is on court fighting..he said also that he worked hard to be stable, to play all the week well and not only 1 or 2 matches, this is the clue for the change he said: stability, work, more discipline, to be more calm and wise to make decisions during the match.

"I always was like that: a quiet guy, a little slow in my movements, easy, walking looking down (with my eyes down) and i won't change that but i need to maek feel the opponent that i am out there fighting"

He said also that he worked a lot on second service to feel more security with that, and that he started to play doubles to improve volley and return, and never thought he would be 27 in the world. Said also that he didn't know if Mancini will make him play singles but if not he will be cheering for the team anyway all the time.


"Cambié la actitud" (I changed my attiude)


JORGE VIALE Y BERNARDO VAZQUEZ

José Acasuso espera sentado a Olé en un sillón negro del gimnasio del área de jugadores. Es la estrella del día: cientos de pibes se habían acercado a pedirle el autógrafo, la prensa lo acosó más que a Nalbandian y una decena de custodios lo acompañaban donde fuera. Juan, su hermano mayor (Chucho es un calco de él) nos guía hasta José, y el campeón de Viña del Mar se dispone a charlar acerca del mejor momento de su carrera, del título en Chile, de sus expectativas ante el inminente debut como integrante del equipo de Copa Davis.

Tiempo de revancha para este misionero de 23 años, aquella promesa que irrumpió en el circuito en el 2001 llegando a la final del ATP de Buenos Aires pero que luego se fue desinflando, víctima de las lesiones. El año pasado encontró la regularidad necesaria para instalarse definitivamente entre los 50 mejores y comenzar a soñar con objetivos grandes, acordes a su tenis, que sigue creciendo día a día.

—En la premiación de Viña estabas emocionado: pasaste el micrófono sin poder terminar una frase. ¿En qué pensabas?

—Me emocioné porque pasé momentos malos antes de llegar acá. Y mi preparador físico, Cristian (Elseser), no estaba ahí, se lo merecía también. El título era para mi equipo, me bancó siempre.

—¿En qué se diferencia este título con los dos anteriores (Sopot 02 y Bucarest 04)?

—La principal diferencia es que en Viña del Mar jugué bien toda la semana, sólo perdí un set. Estuve más tranquilo que en los anteriores. Me siento más maduro.

—Se te ve más tranquilo en la cancha, tratando de armar la jugada. Antes tirabas todo el tiempo, eras más lancero.

—Sí, es cierto. Para mejorar eso fue fundamental trabajar lo mental. Antes tenía altibajos, semanas buenas y no tanto. Trato de ser regular, veo con mayor claridad lo que tengo que hacer en la cancha, no me apuro tanto ni soy ansioso. Soy más disciplinado.

—También se te nota más expresivo: cuando le ganaste a Massú festejaste con ganas.

—Es que cambié la actitud. Es un tema que siempre charlamos con mi psicólogo, Pablo Pécora, el asunto de la postura. Ahora busco que mi rival vea que estoy ahí, que sigo prendido, imponer presencia. Si me veo en un partido de dos años atrás, me doy cuenta de cuánto cambié.

—Antes eras más quedado...

—O sea, siempre fui un tipo muy tranquilo, de caminar lento, movimientos pausados, mirar para abajo... Es mi esencia y no la voy a cambiar. Pero si el lenguaje corporal indica presencia, el rival se da cuenta de que estoy prendido.

Una de las razones por las que Chucho no lograba afianzarse en el pelotón de arriba eran sus escasos resultados en superficies rápidas. En el 2005, el panorama cambió: hizo cuartos en Cincinnati, Basilea y octavos en Madrid. "No era que no sabía jugar. Necesitaba partidos para tener continuidad. Así ocurrió y por eso me fue bien en cemento y carpeta", cuenta José, que en el 2005 logró 11 victorias en rápidas, récord en una temporada para él.

—También mejoraste el saque, resulta difícil quebrártelo.

—En realidad, al tener un buen segundo saque, me da confianza para arriesgar en el primero. En la final de Viña del Mar no metí muchos primeros, pero el segundo me ayudó ya que no dejaba que Massú tomara la iniciativa.

—¿Cómo manejaste los rumores de tu convocatoria para la Davis mientras jugabas en Chile? Seguiste concentrado.

—Sí, la verdad es que manejé muy bien ese tema. Si antes de la semifinal me hubieran dicho "estás convocado", habría seguido jugando de la misma manera. Lo hablé con mi entrenador (Daniel Orsanic), de pensar sólo en Viña. Estaba encaminado al título, no necesitaba motivarme.

—En la Davis podés ser hasta alternativa en dobles. Cuando empezaste a jugar con Prieto, ¿imaginaste llegar tan lejos?

—Nunca pensé que en poco tiempo sería 27ø del mundo y ganar cuatro títulos. Empecé para mejorar en la red y la devolución, y como un extra en lo económico. Tengo claro que uso el doble como complemento del singles.

—¿Soñás ser titular el viernes?

—Me encantaría, por supuesto. Pero me voy a sentir parte del equipo aunque no juegue un punto, alentaré desde afuera.

Effka
02-08-2006, 11:36 AM
Here is the full translation (babelfish machine only, but i think it's really good)

Jose Acasuso hopes seated to Olé in a black armchair of the gymnasium of the area of players. It is the star of the day: hundreds of pibes had approached to request the autograph to him, the press harassed it more than to Nalbandian and a ten of guards accompanied it where outside. Juan, his older brother (Chucho is I trace of him) guides to us until Jose, and the champion of Vine of the Sea arranges itself to chat about the best moment of his race, of the title in Chile, its expectations before the imminent debut like member of the equipment of Glass Davis. Time of revancha for this missionary of 23 years, that promise that burst in into the circuit in the 2001 arriving at the end of the ATP of Buenos Aires but that soon it went away deflating, victim of the injuries. The last year found the regularity necessary to settle definitively between the 50 best ones and to begin to dream about great, agreed objectives to its tennis, that continues growing day day. - In the premiación of Vine you were moved: you passed the microphone without being able to finish a phrase. About what you thought? - I was touched because I passed bad moments before arriving here. And my physical preinn, Cristian (Elseser), was not there, also deserved it. The title was for my equipment, me bancó always. - In what east title with both previous is different (02 Sopot and Bucharest 04)? - the main difference is that in Vine of the Sea I played well all the week, I only lost a Seth. I was calmer than in the previous ones. I feel more mature. - it is seen you calmer in the field, treating arm the play. Before you threw all along, eras lancero. - Yes, it is certain. In order to improve that it was fundamental to work the mental thing. Before it had bumps, good weeks and not as much. Treatment of being to regulate, I see with greater clarity which I must do in the field, me hardship as much nor I am not anxious. More I am disciplined. - Also one notices to you more expressive: when you gained to Massú festejaste to him with desire. - It is that I changed the attitude. It is a subject which always we chatted with my psychologist, Pablo Pécora, the subject of the position. Now I look for that my rival sees that I am there, that I follow caught, imposing presence. If I see myself back in a party of two years, I realize of how much I changed. - Before eras more been... - That is, always I was a very calm type, to walk slow, slowed down movements, to watch for down... It is my essence and I am not going it to change. But if the corporal language indicates presence, the rival realizes of which I am caught. One of the reasons for which Chucho did not manage to hold fast in the squad of above was their little results in fast surfaces. In the 2005, the panorama changed: it made quarters in Cincinnati, Basel and eighth in Madrid. "it was not that it did not know to play. It needed parties to have continuity. Thus it happened and for that reason it was to me in cement and folder well ", counts Jose, that in the 2005 it gained 11 victories in fast, record in one season for him. - Also you improved the serve, is difficult quebrártelo. - In fact, when having a good second service, gives confidence me to risk in first. In the end of Vine of the Sea I did not put many first, but the second helped me since it did not leave Massú took the initiative. - How you handled the rumors of your call for Davis while you played in Chile? You followed concentrated. - Yes, the truth is that I handled very well that subject. If before the semifinal they had said to me "you are summoned", it would have continued playing in the same way. I spoke it with my trainer (Daniel Orsanic), to think only about Vine. It was directed to the title, did not need to motivate to me. - In Davis podés to be until alternative in doubles. When you began to play with Dark, you imagined to arrive so far? - I never thought that in just a short time he would be 27ø of the world and to gain four titles. I began to improve in the network and the return, and like an extra in the economic thing. I know clearly that use the double as complement of singles. - Soñás to be to title Friday? - it would enchant to Me, of course. But I am going away to feel part of the equipment although a point does not play, I will encourage from outside.

Effka
02-08-2006, 11:38 AM
I'm really happy for Chucho. It really sounds that there's been a big change and it didn't take much time till his results showed it.

lau
02-08-2006, 02:01 PM
Politicians never cease to amaze me!! :haha:
Of course, I´m not taking nothing away from Chucho, it is just that the timing.... :rolleyes: At least it would be nice if they do something for Misiones´ sport "in honor to José´s success" or something like that... even if it´s a litle thing...
Whatever..., it´s a great honor to José and I certainly know that I would feel like that if my provincial legislature (exists this word in English?... like provincial congress...) would like to express their "beneplácito" (something like "approval", but that implies being proud and happy for something, too) for something I did.



Legisladores expresan su beneplácito con el tenista Acasuso
El diputado de la Unión Cívica Radical Norberto Hein presentó hoy un proyecto de declaración expresando el beneplácito de la Legislatura misionera por la convocatoria, realizada por la Asociación Argentina de Tenis, al tenista misionero José "Chucho" Acasuso para integrar el equipo argentino que enfrentará a Suecia por la Copa Davis entre los días 10 y 12 de febrero de dos mil seis.El legislador expresó en los fundamentos de su iniciativa que "los éxitos deportivos, de coterráneos, en cualquier disciplina siempre nos llenan de orgullo y es lógico que sea así porque se convierten en un modelo a imitar para las nuevas generaciones de misioneros". También, entre los fundamentos, el legislador resaltó los éxitos deportivos obtenidos por el deportista que se coronó campeón del Movistar Open, tanto en la categoría singles como en la de dobles, donde también se llevó el trofeo mayor conjuntamente con otro argentino: Sebastián Prieto.

brief translation:
Deputy Norberto Hein (from Unión Cívica Radical party) presented a project to declare the "beneplácito" of the Misiones Legislature for the call done for the AAT to the misionero tennis player José "Chucho" Acasuso to be part of the Argentine DC team that will face Sweden. The deputy expressed in his project that the sports successes of misioneros, in any discipline make us proud and it is logic that this happends because like this they are role models (geeeez, I admit I hate the "role model" crap) for the new generations of misioneros. Of course, in the project Chucho´s titles in Viña are mentioned.

link: http://www.territoriodigital.com/nota.aspx?c=4402556206815763







As I said, despite some of my comments, i don´t take nothing away from Chucho and this must really be a happy news for him. :yeah: And I´m sure some little misioneros will start playing tennis inspired by José :lol: , I just don´t think sportmen should be called "role models", the family (and the school) should be a role model...., if you know what I mean.....
But whatever, I´m sure a lot of people is proud for him :) :yeah:

marti_228
02-09-2006, 01:48 AM
Acasuso is the second singles player against Sweden. Mancini, the team captain said that chucho has a lot of confidence now and that he knows he has a lot of potencial. :)

Congrats and good luck chucho!! :yeah:

Hendu
02-09-2006, 04:13 AM
Acasuso is the second singles player against Sweden. Mancini, the team captain said that chucho has a lot of confidence now and that he knows he has a lot of potencial. :)

Congrats and good luck chucho!! :yeah:

Go Chucho!

show Johansson how to play on clay.

maria87
02-09-2006, 10:14 AM
Acasuso is the second singles player against Sweden. Mancini, the team captain said that chucho has a lot of confidence now and that he knows he has a lot of potencial. :)

Congrats and good luck chucho!! :yeah:

good luck, Chucho111 :yeah: That will be a great match to see, hope Chucho can return Johansson's serve and pass him!! :)

in the thread started for the Big Guy in Davis i posted a very nice comment of Ole explaining the reasons why Mancini picked up Chucho for the singles matches.

Action Jackson
02-10-2006, 05:22 AM
http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=international_feed/06/02/09/TENNIS_Arg-Davis_Cup.html

http://www.teamtalk.com/Images/48527.jpg


ACASUSO ANXIOUS FOR DAVIS CUP DEBUT

Jose Acasuso will make his Davis Cup debut for Argentina against Sweden after the draw was made on Thursday.

David Nalbandian will open the tie against Robin Soderling before Acasuso tackles Thomas Johansson in the two singles rubbers on Friday.

Acasuso, who won the Movistar Open in Chile last week, said: "I'm very happy. To represent his country is the dream of every sportsman.

"I hope I can maintain my good form and help Argentina win."

Argentina and Sweden will play at the Parque Roca stadium which can hold 10,000 fans.

Sweden skipper Mats Wilander said: "When Sweden play in the Davis Cup, we always think we'll win the tie."

Jonas Bjorkman and Simon Aspelin play Nalbandian and Agustin Calleri in Saturday's doubles match before the reverse singles on Sunday.

Action Jackson
02-10-2006, 08:58 AM
http://www.diariohoy.net/notas/verNoticia.phtml/html/215597/

Acasuso: "Estoy cumpliendo un sueño"

El misionero José Acasuso, quien mañana debutará en la Copa Davis, dijo hoy que está "cumpliendo un sueño", porque todos los tenistas quieren jugar "en la selección".

"Jugar la Copa Davis es como jugar en la selección nacional y es el sueño de chiquito que tenemos todos", comentó Acasuso, quien mañana jugará en el segundo turno de la serie de Copa Davis frente a Suecia.

David Nalbandian, número uno del tenis argentino y sudamericano, se medirá mañana con el sueco Robin Soderling en el primer punto, mientras que Acasuso se medirá a continuación con Thomas Johansson.

"Estoy pasando por un gran momento, es indudable que el título en Viña del Mar me dio un gran envión y hoy estoy muy feliz por ser parte de este equipo", agregó el misionero.

Acasuso, 33 del mundo entró al equipo por la lesión de Gastón Gaudio, y le ganó la pulseada por el segundo single a Juan Ignacio Chela.

Con respecto al partido frente a Johansson, Acasuso dijo que "él seguramente buscará jugar puntos cortos y yo tendré que tener mucha paciencia y esperar mi momento".

Translation

Acasuso: I am fulfilling a dream

The missionary José Acasuso, who tomorrow will debut in the Cup Davis, said today that is "fullfiling a dream", because all the tennis players want to play "in the team".

"To play the Davis Cup is like to play in the national team and is the dream that all small child have ", commented Acasuso, who tomorrow will play in the second match of the series of Davis Cup set against Sweden.

David Nalbandian, number one of the South American and Argentine tennis, tomorrow with the Swedish one will play Robin Soderling in the first match, while Acasuso will be measured subsequently with Thomas Johansson.

"I am passing for a great moment, it's unquestionable that the title in Viña del Mar gave me a great shove and today I am very happy by being part of this team", added the missionary.

Acasuso, 33 of the world entered the team by the injury of Gastón Gaudio, and gained the pulseada by the second one single Juan Ignacio Blonde.

With respect to the game against Johansson, Acasuso said that "he surely will seek to play short points and I will have to have a lot of patience and to wait for my moment".

Effka
02-10-2006, 08:31 PM
Acasuso crushes Johansson to put Argentina in control
Davis Cup debutant Jose Acasuso defeated Thomas Johansson 61 61 63 in under two hours to put Argentina 2-0 up against Sweden in Buenos Aires.
Acasuso riding high

Acasuso, who was a late addition to the Argentine team, is riding high after winning in Vina Del Mar last week and plays Davis Cup on a career high ranking of no. 33.

There was great expectation in the run up to the match against Johansson, whose ranking is just outside the top ten. All eyes were on Acasuso to see how he would react to the pressure of playing for his country for the first time. Any doubts were quickly answered when he swiftly took the first set in just over 36 minutes and downed the Swede by 61.

Acasuso overpowered his opponent from the baseline particularly with his backhand down the line, which proved impossible to return and is evidence of growing confidence of the Argentine player. His game left the Swede looked disoriented and bewildered. The Buenos Aires resident broke his opponent’s serve many times despite the steady Swede getting 60% of his first serves in.
Johansson shows his frustration

The second set went much the same way with Acasuso dictating play from the baseline and even mixing in some effective drop shots. Showing his frustration, Johansson smashed his racket into the red clay but was unable to turn the match around. Acasuso held his nerve and closed out the match in one hour and 47 minutes to give Argentina a confident 2-0 at the end of day one. Earlier David Nalbandian had defeated Robin Soderling36 62 64 61 to give Argentina the first point in this Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round tie.

A disappointed Johansson said, “I couldn’t convert my games and I was completely stunned by Acasuso`s game today. There was nothing I could do. I believed that in the third set I could take the lead after breaking his serve however he never budged at that point and continued to play outstandingly well.”

Delighed with his performance Acasuso commented, “I am extremely happy with my debut in the Davis Cup. It is very nice and very different to what I am used to on the circuit. The crowd was great the way they support the home team, this must put great pressure on the visiting team. I feel very confident and winning in Viña del Mar has given me the extra boost that I needed. The Davis Cup is a really incredible experience.”

:yeah:

lau
02-10-2006, 09:32 PM
16:30 | JOSE ACASUSO

"Soñaba con un debut así"
"I dreamed with making a debut like this

José Acasuso jugó un partido tremendo. Barrió al sueco Johansson y le dio a Argentina el segundo punto en la serie por los octavos de final. Fue 6-1, 6-1 y 6-3 y recibió una ovación del público que lo trató como un ídolo.

“Soñaba con un debut así. Jugué realmente bien, mejor de lo que uno imaginaba. Tenía mucha incertidumbre pero estaba confiado. Entré muy tranquilo, sin nervios. Es más, estuve más nervioso el domingo pasado en la final de Viña del Mar que hoy”, dijo el Chucho.
I dreamed with making a debut like this. I played really well, better than what I imagined. I had a lot of doubts but was confident. I went on court calm. In fact, I was more nervous last Sunday in Viña´s final than today

“El apoyo del público fue increíble. Dejé todo en la cancha y logré el punto fundamental para estar 2-0 arriba. Ojalá mañana podamos quedarnos con el doble. Este triunfo me gustaría dedicárselo a mi familia, que me bancó en las malas, y a este equipo, que es bárbaro”, contó Acasuso a TyC Sports.
"The public support was incredible. I left everything on court and I won an important point to be 2-0 up. I wish tomorrow we can win the doubles. This victory I want to dedicate it to my family, that supported me in the bad times and to this team that is incredible"

link: http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1139673







16:35 | ALBERTO MANCINI

"Chucho tuvo un debut infernal"

El capitán del equipo argentino, Alberto Mancini, se mostró satisfecho por lo realizado por Nalbandian y Acasuso en el arranque de la Serie de la Primera Ronda ante Suecia. Mañana, en el dobles, si Argentina gana se clasificará a los cuartos de final.

“Lo de Chucho fue increíble, jugó en gran nivel. Estuvo fenómeno, muy confiado y tranquilo. Tuvo un debut infernal”, dijo Luli.
"What Chucho did was incredible, he played with a great level. He was phenomenal, very confident and calm. He had a "infernal" debut" ( :lol: Don´t know how to translate it :p )

“Imaginaba que podía hacer un gran partido, pero debo reconocer que aguardaba un marcador más cerrado. No lo dejó jugar a Johanssen y, cuando pudo, le pisó la cabeza”, agregó Mancini.
"I imagined he could play a great match, but I have to admit that I expected a closer scoreline. He didn´t let Johansson play and, when he could, he "stepted on his head" " ( :lol: Just a sports expression, nothing as agressive as it sounds in English ;) )

También tuvo elogios para Nalbandian, que “tiró su experiencia en un momento complicado y se llevó el partido”. Además, habló sobre Diego Maradona, que estuvo en el Parque Roca presenciando el partido. “Tiene una energía increíble. Transmita algo especial por la camiseta argentina. Antes de que jugara Chucho estuvo en los vestuarios y nos contagió su pasión”.
About Maradona: "He has got an incredible energy. "Transmits" something special for the argentine shirt. Before hucho played he was in the locker room and "transmited" (sorry my vocabulary is limited today) his energy"
link:http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1139675

Disclaimer: The translation is not the best one ;) I did what I could considering my brain hurts today :p

lau
02-11-2006, 01:28 AM
Acasuo upsets Johansson, gives Argentina 2-0 lead over Sweden

Feb. 10, 2006
CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Jose Acasuso made his Davis Cup debut by upsetting 13th-ranked Thomas Johansson in three sets Friday as Argentina won both opening singles to lead Sweden 2-0 in their first-round World Group tie.

Acasuso needed only 80 minutes to beat Johansson 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 on the outdoor clay at Parque Roca stadium a crowd of 9,000,(according to argentine press more than 10,200 tickets were sold for today, breaking the Arg. attendance record for a single day) giving Argentina control after David Nalbandian won the opening singles over Robin Soderling 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1.

"I'm very happy to have such a debut. I didn't expect it to be so easy, but the key was to be focused and play on Johansson's faults," the 33rd-ranked Acasuso said after a packed homecrowd thundered with a standing ovation.

Johansson, who looked bewildered at times, lauded Acasuso after his a phenomenal day.
"I would be surprised if any player in the world would have beat Acasuso the way he played today," Johansson said. "If he continues like that, he should have an excellent year." (I hope so ;) )

Acasuso allowed Johansson to hold his serve only once in the first set, and broke the Swede four times in the second set.

After Acasuso led 3-0 in the third set, the match was more even but stayed on serve until the Argentine prevailed.

In the earlier match, Nalbandian neede exactly twice as much time as Acasuso -- 2 hours and 45 minutes exactly -- to subdue Soderling.

Soderling won the first game at love, then broke the Argentine in the eighth game for a 5-3 lead.

Nalbandian recovered in the second set, leading 3-2 before breaking the Swede twice to even the match.

In what amounted to a baseline duel, the third set opened with five straight service breaks until Soderling held for a 4-2 lead. But Nalbandian then held before earning two more service breaks to win the set.

Nalbandian claimed the fourth by running Soderling all over the court.

Although Nalbandian improved his Davis Cup record to 13-2, he said he didn't expect such a fight from Soderling.

"I was surprised how well he played, with strong shots," he said. "I think I won because I moved around a lot and it seemed to work as he lowered his level of play in the fourth set."

Soderling acknowledged the clay courts made damp by an overnight rain were a factor even if he felt he played well in only his second Davis Cup outing.

"Clay is not my best surface and to win, I would have had to serve better, which is not really the strong part of my game," he said. "For me the court was also very slow but I tried my best."

Saturday's doubles match teams Argentines Nalbandian and Agustin Calleri against Jonas Bjorkman and Simon Aspelin, ahead of Sunday's reverse singles.

The winner of the tie faces the victor of Croatia-Austria in the next round.

AP NEWS

source: http://www.sportsline.com/tennis/story/9223455

Action Jackson
02-11-2006, 09:42 AM
http://svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=21318&a=537016&lid=puff_537016&lpos=lasMer

Thomas Johansson utklassad av reserv
Publicerad 10 februari 2006 - 20:21
Uppdaterad 10 februari 2006 - 21:08

Den argentinske reserven Jose Acasuso utklassade Thomas Johansson med 6-1,6-1,6-3 och nu är Sverige i brygga inför DC-fortsättningen.

Laget ligger under med 2-0 och nu måste Simon Aspelin/Jonas Björkman vinna morgondagens dubbel för att hålla liv i matchen.

-Det var en kille på banan. Han var mycket bättre än jag idag och hade inget att sätt emot, menar Thomas Johansson enligt TT.

Mats Wilander menade efter matchen att Jose Acasuso är bäst i världen.


Thomas Johansson outclassed by replacement

The Argentine reserve Jose Acasuso outclassed Thomas Johansson 6-1 6-1 6-3 and now Sweden are in the bridge about DC continuation

The team is down 2-0 and Simon Aspelin/Jonas Björkman must now win tomorrows doubles to keep alive in the match.

"There was a guy on court. Today, he was much better than me and had nothing to stand up against", believed Thomas Johansson according to TT

Mats Wilander believed "after the match that Jose Acasuso is the best in the world".

I like Chucho, but that's funny.

maria87
02-11-2006, 11:49 AM
Mats Wilander believed "after the match that Jose Acasuso is the best in the world".

I like Chucho, but that's funny.

thanks, Lau and Geroge for all the articles! my computer was off yesterday so i couldn't read anything and now i have a great reusume here!

and agree, George, Wilander forgot a pair of the best player in the tour: (at least 2: Federer and Marat Safin! BUT we can say Chucho is playing as a top ten now!!!! and i am very happy!!! :D

lau
02-11-2006, 12:38 PM
Mats Wilander believed "after the match that Jose Acasuso is the best in the world".

I like Chucho, but that's funny.
:lol: He acted as if Chucho is the best in the world :p You could see the resignation in his face during the match... BTW, felt sorry for ToJo in the third set... :o

maria87
02-11-2006, 12:57 PM
:lol: He acted as if Chucho is the best in the world :p You could see the resignation in his face during the match... BTW, felt sorry for ToJo in the third set... :o

yes, Wilander and TJ' s gestures did show so much resignation during the match...and TJ's face show all the time somehting like: "what can I do? nothing, i can't do nothing" :) some people, of course, said that he wasn't playing his best yesterday...but we can say Chucho didn't let him to play his best, right? :)

Action Jackson
02-12-2006, 04:04 AM
In another article Wilander got all of his words quoted in the right manner.

- Mats Wilander menade efter matchen att ingen spelare i världen besegrar José Acasuso på just nu.

"Mats Wilander thought after the match there isn't a player who could beat Jose Acasuso at the moment".

maria87
02-12-2006, 11:13 AM
In another article Wilander got all of his words quoted in the right manner.

- Mats Wilander menade efter matchen att ingen spelare i världen besegrar José Acasuso på just nu.

"Mats Wilander thought after the match there isn't a player who could beat Jose Acasuso at the moment".

wow, this is a huge statment anyway for Chucho!! i hope he could confirm this today in singles again!

Action Jackson
02-12-2006, 11:15 AM
:lol: He acted as if Chucho is the best in the world :p You could see the resignation in his face during the match... BTW, felt sorry for ToJo in the third set... :o

The only people seeing smoke was Mats for that comment he made and ToJo from seeing Chucho perform the on court murderation of his game on Friday.

Action Jackson
02-12-2006, 11:42 AM
http://www.tennis.se/t2.asp?p=47266&x=1&a=200386

Johansson utan chans mot Acasuso

José Acasuso gjorde processen kort mot Thomas Johansson i sin Davis Cup-debut och besegrade den 30-årige svensken med 6-1, 6-1, 6-3. Argentina har därmed tagit ledningen med 2-0 i matcher efter fredagens inledande spel.

Formstarke Acasuso spelade inspirerat och dominerade matchen med sitt tunga baslinjespel. Johansson hade inte mycket att sätta emot och noterade sin största förlust i en femsetsmatch sedan US Open 2004.

- Jag kunde inte hitta mitt spel och jag var totalt förbluffad av Acasusos spel idag. Det fanns ingenting jag kunde göra, menade Johansson på presskonferensen.

Många trodde att Acasuso skulle darra i sin Davis Cup-debut, men den 23-årige argentinaren visade inga tecken på nervositet. Samtidigt bars han fram av 10 000 entusiastiska åskådare.

- Jag är extremt nöjd med min debut i Davis Cup. Davis Cup är mycket trevligt och mycket annorlunda mot vad jag är van vid på touren, kommenterade Acasuso, som fick förnyat självförtroende efter segern i Vina del Mar för en knapp vecka sedan.



Johansson without a chance against Acasuso

Jose Acasauso made quick work against Thomas Johansson in his Davis Cup debut and beat the 30 year old Swede 6-1 6-1 6-3. With that Argentina have taken a 2-0 lead after Friday's opening singles.

The in form Acasuso played inspired and dominated the match with his heavy baseline game. Johansson had nothing much to resist against and recorded his biggest defeat in a 5 set match since the 2004 US Open.

"I couldn't find my game and I was totally amazed by Acasusos play today. There was nothing that I could do" expressed Johansson at the press conference.
Many thought that Acasuso would quiver in his Davis Cup debut, but the 23 year old Argentine showed no sings of nerves. At the same time he had 10 000 enthusiastic spectators here to cheer him on.

"I am extremely satisfied with my debut in Davis Cup. Davis Cup is very pleasant and much different from what I am used to on the tour" commented Acasuso, who received renewed self confidence after his victory in Viña del Mar less than a week ago.

lau
02-12-2006, 07:49 PM
From DC site

Argentina completes whitewash victory

At the culmination of the third day of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, Argentina closed the tie against Sweden with a dominating 5-0 defeat. The Argentines will now look ahead to April’s quarterfinals, where they will meet title-holders Croatia on away ground.

The fourth rubber on Sunday went easily to Juan Ignacio Chela, who overpowered Thomas Johansson 64 61 in just over 56 minutes. The Swedish player wasn’t at his best and faced an inspired and motivated opponent who never allowed him to bounce back.

At the press conference Chela said: “It`s been an honour to play the match today and score one more point for Argentina. I believe the next opponents we meet in Croatia will be challenging but I am confident that we will do well especially after the excellent results revealed just recently in Australia on quick surface.”

Shortly after, Davis Cup debutant Jose Acasuso crushed Jonas Bjorkman 60 61.

In the fifth tie Acasuso proved once more his current physical and technical prowess. More had been expected of Jonas Bjorkman's performance today, particularly as he was chosen to wrap up this final tie in face of such an overpowering Argentine victory.

Bjorkman attacked his opponent's serve constantly but faced a difficult hurdle: Acasuso didn't have any problems effectively using his sharp passing shots, unfolding his game at its best today.

At the net Bjorkman greeted Acasuso with a smile after 54 minutes, revealing the dignified play that is most definitely the spirit held in Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.

Croatia v Argentina preview

There is very little history between the two nations. Only once did they meet in April 2002 at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on red clay where the home team won 3-2. At that tie, Gastón Gaudio, Juan Ignacio Chela, Guillermo Cañas and Lucas Arnold were nominated to play for their country.

The tie was decided in the fifth rubber after the visiting team came from behind, having lost both previous singles matches. Ivanisevic and Ljubicic won the doubles and Ljubicic went on to beat Chela to take the fourth point. Responsibility was on Gaudio to close the tie and he successfully downed Ivo Karlovic 64 64 62.

This time things look very different. Even though the professional experience of the players is at its highest, there is a significant advantage for the home team due to the surface of the court.

Despite this, the captain of the Argentine team, Alberto Mancini, revealed that he was very pleased with David Nalbandian’s latest performance on the quick court and announced that he would be escorting the team to Croatia. Mancini is hopeful that Guillermo Coria and Gaston Gaudio will overcome their injuries in time for the quarterfinals so that, irrespective of the preference the home team may have for the court surface, a team comprising of three top ten players will intimidate.

The Argentine team watched the course of the tie between Croatia and Austria with great interest this weekend, with the hope that they would meet Austria in April on home ground. It was a possibility that was not ruled out so easily, as two of the matches were long and drawn out, and closed by a very narrow margin.

Too bad it didn´t turn out for the home team.

lau
02-17-2006, 12:02 AM
I´m too lazy right now to translate this (will do it later or tomorrow..., unless someone feels like doing it... :p ) But it´s about the friendship between Chucho and Martín Vasallo Arguello ;)

Siempre amigos


http://www.lanacion.com.ar/coberturaespecial/canaltenis/weblog/fotos/amigos.jpg

Cuando a cada uno de ellos se le pregunta por sus amistades en el circuito, ellos se nombran entre sí. Uno dice José Acasuso, el otro; Martín Vassallo Argüello. Aunque Martín es dos años más grande que Chucho, compartieron varios años de giras, vuelos y hoteles a partir de 1996, desde la etapa de juveniles. A partir de ahí, nació una amistad que se afianzó cuando el misionero comenzó a vivir en Buenos Aires, relación que continúa hasta hoy. En el profesionalismo se enfrentaron una sola vez, fue en un challenger disputado en San Pablo en 2001 y el duelo se lo llevó Acasuso. Hoy Vassallo quiere revancha. Más allá de quien gane, lo que está claro es que la afinidad continuará. ¿Quién dijo que no se puede tener amigos en el tenis?

link: http://www.lanacion.com.ar/coberturaespecial/canaltenis/weblog/


EDIT:
translation ;)
Allways friends
Everytime one of them is asked about his friends in the tour, they name each other. One says José Acasuso, the other Martín, Martín Vassallo Argüello. Although Martín is two years older than Chucho they "shared" (not the right word :p ) several years of tours, flights and hotels since 1996, since they were juniors. From that moment, a friendship that became stronger since the misionero moved to Buenos Aires, was born. That relation continues these days. As professionals they faced each other only one time, in a challenger played in Sao Pablo 2001 and Acasuso won the match. Today Vassallo wants revenge ( :p ) Apart from who wins, what is clear is that the friendship will continue. Who said it was not possible to have friends in tennis?


And another article about it here : http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1143531

lau
02-17-2006, 06:48 PM
link: http://www.lanacion.com.ar/coberturaespecial/canaltenis/weblog/

Acasuso habló temprano
(Acasuso talked early)

De cara el encuentro que tiene en cuartos de final ante Agustín Calleri, José Acasuso habló temprano cuando llegó al Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis. "Es una lástima que nos tengamos que eliminar en cuartos de final con Calleri, no sólo porque somo los dos argentinos en carrera, sino también porque somos amigos".

About his QF match against Agustín Calleri, José Acasuso talked early when he arrived to the BALTC. "It´s a pity we have to eliminate each other in QF, not only because we are the 2 argentines in the draw, but because we are friends"


En referencia al clima, Chucho confesó que "se siente bastante, mucho por la humedad, por lo que habrá que hidratarse bien para rendir al máximo". El misionero, que no pierde hace nueve partidos, ya se convirtió en el máximo ganador en el ATP de Buenos Aires con 14 encuentros. Ahora deberá sortear un nuevo rival, que no es nada fácil por cierto.

About the weather Chucho confesed that "you feel it a lot, a lot due to the humidity, reason why it´ll be necesary to hydrate myself to have the best performance". The misionero, that has got a winning streak of 9 matches, became the player with more matches won in the Buenos Aires ATP with 14 matches. Now he´ll have to win against other rival, that won´t be an easy one at all.




Lets go for the 15th Chucho :smoke:

lau
02-17-2006, 08:36 PM
Lets go for the 15th Chucho :smoke:
No 15th for Chucho.

maria87
02-19-2006, 12:10 PM
It is official, Chucho won't play Costa do Saipe in Brazil. (neither Coria). Good rest Chucho! and good luck next tournament!! :)

from Espn Deportes.com

Decidieron dar un paso al costado

Los tenistas argentinos Guillermo Coria y José Acasuso decidieron bajarse del ATP de Costa do Sauipe, Brasil, que arrancará el lunes

BUENOS AIRES (DyN) -- Los tenistas argentinos Guillermo Coria y José Acasuso decidieron bajarse del torneo ATP de Costa do Sauipe, Brasil, que comenzará el próximo lunes.

Tanto Acasuso como Coria, eliminados en cuartos y octavos de final, respectivamente, de la Copa Telmex de Buenos Aires, se borraron del campeonato brasileño por problemas físicos.


El máximo preclasificado de este certamen será Gastón Gaudio, número 9 del mundo.

lau
02-24-2006, 08:08 AM
I post this one because the RS part made me laugh :lol:

COPA DAVIS
Satisfaction

Olé hizo una encuesta y la gente quiere a Acasuso contra Croacia. "Es una gran alegría", dijo desde River, mientras esperaba por los Stones.
FERNANDO VERGARA Y BERNARDO VAZQUEZ.


Caminando ayer por las calles porteñas, en cada cuadra o en cada esquina, era probable encontrarse con alguien con una remera de los Stones, o algo identificatorio que demostrara que era un día especial. Claro, anoche Jagger y compañía daban su show en River. Para José Acasuso, ayer también fue un día importante...

En el Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis, antes de la finalización del ATP porteño, Olé realizó una encuesta sobre quién debería ser el segundo singlista en la serie de Copa Davis ante Croacia (del 7 al 9 de abril, en Zagreb). Se descarta que David Nalbandian será el primero, si no sucede nada que modifique ese esquema. Las alternativas fueron varias, pero el misionero José Acasuso resultó ganador, y por un margen muy amplio. Chucho se enteró por este diario de la encuesta realizada y cuando se lo llamó telefónicamente, José estaba ¡en el recital de los Stones! "Perdón si no te escucho muy bien, es que a esta hora (las 18) ya hay un griterío bárbaro en la cancha", aclara de entrada, entre risas.

El momento que atraviesa Acasuso es el mejor de su carrera profesional. Por eso la elección del público del tenis. "Es una alegría grande que la gente te elija así. Reconocen y notan el esfuerzo de uno", cuenta Chucho. Mirando la serie con Croacia, hay un sustento a favor del misionero: su clara mejoría y su avance en canchas rápidas. Siempre se lo vio como un jugador con las condiciones suficientes como para adaptarse a cualquier tipo de terreno y le faltaba plasmarlo. De a poco, mejoró su servicio y sus golpes van saliendo cada vez con más potencia. La derecha le corre y el revés fue siempre uno de sus puntos fuertes. "Siento que en el 2005 anduve mucho mejor en canchas duras. Ahora se viene Acapulco, pero después vamos a Indian Wells y Miami y tengo que estar a full con esa gira", reconoce. Hay un factor fundamental en la Davis: la experiencia. Lógicamente, Acasuso viene de debutar en la Copa y todavía le falta roce, y quizás esto le pueda jugar en contra.

El aluvión Acasuso y ''su'' mes comenzó el 31 de enero en Viña del Mar. Chucho le ganaba al español Navarro Pastor y se metía en octavos. Mirándolo así parece algo insignificante: un pase a segunda rueda ante un rival inferior. Pero en el futuro cercano del misionero asomaban horizontes nuevos. Desde allí se sucedieron varias cosas. La lesión de Gaudio le permitió ser citado para la Davis. Siguió enfocado y se llevó el campeonato en Viña, en single y doble (con Sebastián Prieto). En el debut copero paseó a Thomas Johansson y, con la serie lista, sólo cedió un game ante Jonas Bjorkman. "Todavía falta, pero obviamente que quiero estar", finalizó. Esta semana, su raid de febrero paró. Y se dio una vueltita para ver a los Stones.

link: http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1146262




I really don´t know how "serious" this survey is, it seems they only used 100 votes to do it.... :rolleyes:
And I don´t agree with most of the things this article seems to suggest..., but maybe it´s just me...
Whatever..., I think the anecdote :lol: and the quotes are the most important thing of the article. ;)



Brief (and rough, sorry) translation

(the article is from Wednesday and the RS concert was on Tuesday)
The article says that before the BA ATP was finished, Ole (the sports newspaper) made a survey about who should be the 2nd singles player (considering Nalbandian is the first one) against Croatia. Chucho won and with an important gap between him and the next.

Ole called to tell him about it and he was in the Rolling Stones concert! :spit: "Excuse me if I don´t hear you well, what happends is that there are already (6 pm) "screams" (rought translation) in the stadium" - Chucho said :lol:
"It´s a big joy when people choose you like this. They recognise and notice the efford you make"
Then the article says how he improved this last time and how his tennis can adapt to any surface, blah, serve, blah, power, blah (anything new)
"I feel that in 2005 I did a lot better in hard courts. Next is Acapulco, but then we go to IW and Miami and I have to be "a full" with that tour"
Being "a full" is an expression that means giving it all, putting all the efford in something... it can mean thinking about it all the time (in a negative way) too. Depends how you use it can mean different things. IMO, in this case he is talking about the efford and the work he must put on the preparation of hard court MS.
Then the article says that experience is important in the DC and probaly that is something Chucho lacks to be the 2nd singles player for sure.
"It´s still too soon, but I obviously want to be there"


Image:
above it´s the survey and then some of his records...
5-20 on hardcourts between 2001 and 2004
11-11 during 2005, reaching QF in Cincinnatti
0-2 during 2006 losing in Auckland and AO in first round

lau
02-25-2006, 08:12 PM
What it seemed a brief interview to Chucho was made in ESPN LA tv show Tenis 2006 (Alexito posted the caps in the pics thread). I missed almost everything..., I think. :banghead:
But he did say that:

-Tennis is not his passion, tennis is his work, what he does for living. He obviously enjoys it more than doing other thing, but you go through difficult times in tennis. Sometimes, during certain tours, you already spend 5 weeks abroad and you start to miss your country. There are also nice moments you enjoy a lot like winning a title or playing Davis Cup, etc, etc...
-He also said that tennis let him know lots of places that otherwise he wouldn´t know, but it took things away from him too. For example, spending more time with his family, enjoying more Misiones (he started living in BsAs when he was 15), enjoying his highschool graduation trip, etc, etc...

And that´s all I watched of the interview. If I can watch it all, I´ll post the rest..., which I don´t think it´s a lot more... But I´m almost sure they asked him about his last performances, at least.

Effka
02-27-2006, 10:27 PM
Chucho blogs for ATP:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/blog/acasuso.asp

:yeah:

lau
02-28-2006, 02:58 PM
Chucho blogs for ATP:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/blog/acasuso.asp

:yeah:
I saw that... The pics are cracking me up! :lol:

lau
03-02-2006, 11:44 AM
I hope it´s nothing serious and he´ll be ready for the MS....



DEJA JOSE ACASUSO ABIERTO MEXICANO POR LESION EN PIE DERECHO

( 1 de marzo de 2006, 04:11 PM)

Por Ricardo Coello Elizalde. Enviado
Acapulco, Gro., 1 Mar (Notimex).- El argentino y quinto sembrado, José Acasuso, se retiró del Abierto Mexicano de Tenis debido a una lesión en el pie derecho, en el partido de segunda ronda ante el español Nicolás Almagro.
Acasuso, verdugo del mexicano Santiago González en la primera ronda, sintió molestias luego de concluir el primer set, el cual perdió ante el ibérico, quien viene desde la ronda de calificación, a pesar de haber recibido anteriormente atención médica.
La versión de ATP es que el pampero tuvo un golpe en el talón cuando éste se encontraba descalzo fuera de la actividad del torneo, y tras retirarse del Estadio Mextenis, fue llevado a una clínica para tomarle unas radiografías.
A pesar de la lesión que dejó fuera a Acasuso, el pampero lució buen nivel en los primeros juegos del set inicial; incluso tras el rompimiento de Almagro en el servicio del sudamericano, todavía continuó dando lo mejor de sí para buscar igualar la manga.
Luego de caer en el primer set, Acasuso solicitó apoyo médico para atender la molestia. El doctor colocó en el pie derecho del argentino una venda para tratar de proteger el golpe y aminorar el dolor.
Sin embargo, el argentino no pudo continuar más, para convertirse en el cuarto cabeza de serie que deja el certamen en las primeras dos rondas, al lado de Guillermo Coria (1), Filippo Volandri (4) y Florent Serra (6).

Link: http://espanol.sports.yahoo.com/060302/4/17h5f.html





A brief translation of what the article says about the injury:

Chucho retired from the match with a right foot injury.

(and here, IMO, the article is not well written LOL)
Chucho started feeling something was bothering after the first set finished, despite recieving medical attention before.
(so, the pain was previous to the end of the first set.... :shrug: )

The ATP version is that José had a “golpe” (don´t know the word..., ¿he “hitted” his heel?) in his heel while he was barefoot, apparently in his free time.

After leaving the Stadium he was taken to a clinic to take x-ray.

Despite the injury, the journalist says that José had a good level in the first games, and even after Almagro broke his serve he continued fighting.
After the first set Acasuso called the trainer and his foot was bandaged, but he couldn´t continue the match.

lau
03-02-2006, 09:13 PM
Chucho posted about it in the ATP blog....


Wednesday,March 1, 2006


Very unfortunately I had to retire from both singles and doubles today due to my foot. Last Sunday, I was barefoot and I inadvertently twisted my big toe on the stairs. For some reason it was fine yesterday, but this morning, when I put on my shoe I could feel it wasn’t well at all. I still went on court to face Nicolas Almagro but after a set I decided to retire because it was hurting a lot. I wasn’t sure what was going on with it and I didn’t want things to get worse.

I immediately was sent to a clinic here in Acapulco to get some X-rays done and make sure that nothing was broken. Luckily it’s not bad and all I need is to rest it for a few days.

I am very disappointed I had to retire because I had big expectations for this tournament. I was really playing well and I thought I could do something good this week. I also feel bad for my doubles partner Sebastian, who I am letting down in this tournament. It’s such bad luck.

Since I am playing in Indian Wells next week, I am going to stay here in Acapulco until Monday I think. I will be taking care of my foot with my trainer who is arriving tomorrow from Argentina.
Chucho

Action Jackson
03-03-2006, 06:15 AM
Nothing to worry about and he will be ready to play in Indian Wells.

Choupi
03-03-2006, 07:27 AM
Thanks for that Lau. Well, it isn't too serious. That's ok then. Now, he stays in Acapulco, under the sun, on the beach, to rest....hmmmmm :cool:

Action Jackson
03-18-2006, 02:19 PM
This is not specifically related to Jose, and I hope this is not a trend he continues and he sticks with the team he has.

This is known as the South American dance of the coaches among the players and Chucho's former coach Horacio De La Peña has made some comments.

Here is the original link.

http://www.infobae.com/notas/nota.php?Idx=243629&IdxSeccion=100712

De La Peña again attacks Argentinian players

The coach of the Chilean Fernando Gonzalez doesn´t understand why so many Argentinian players change coach so often. Coria Calleri Chela and Zabaleta are at the top the list.

In statements made to the cable program "Tennis Sports". De La Peña says "so many coach changes are not well regarded. In Europe they really can´t understand these attitudes.

Argentine players are not well considered in Europe because of these those changes. The statistics show that, for example, for Guillermo Coria, Spanish Jose Higueras will be coach number 8, Calleri with 9 Zaba and Chela with 7 coaches".

Gastón Gaudio and David Nalbandian have had less coaching changes. The former champion of Roland Garros had six and the present number one of Argentina, four.

De La Peña says "Beyond the attitude of the players, the coaches must earn themselves respect, I have a yearly renewable contract with Fernando Gonzalez and we both take care of ourselves and respect each other"

chicky841
03-18-2006, 03:02 PM
Thnx for the article.... I hope chucho sticks with his current team too. Im surprised to hear how many coaches they have had. calleri-9!!

Choupi
03-18-2006, 03:31 PM
Thanks for posting that interview. Always very interesting to read about the Coaches's walz....

Action Jackson
03-22-2006, 05:43 AM
A translation from Vale and it does relate to Chucho and DC indirectly.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3237424&postcount=2249

As Gaudio has pulled out of the tie against Croatia, it looks like Chucho will be in the team for this tie and the team will be unchanged barring injury.

maria87
03-22-2006, 09:45 AM
A translation from Vale and it does relate to Chucho and DC indirectly.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3237424&postcount=2249

As Gaudio has pulled out of the tie against Croatia, it looks like Chucho will be in the team for this tie and the team will be unchanged barring injury.

I don't think Chucho would be a good choice of Mancini for Argentina playing on carpet..definitively this is not his surface...But who knows, anything could happen.

maria87
03-23-2006, 11:03 AM
Chucho was confirmed yesterday by Mancini in the team that will face Croatia in the Davis Cup. Good luck, Chucho!

Choupi
03-23-2006, 11:27 AM
Chucho loves DC. Its specific spirit. So, vamos Argentina!! :)

maria87
03-23-2006, 11:30 AM
Chucho loves DC. Its specific spirit. So, vamos Argentina!! :)

Yes, Choupi, and the way he is playing in Miami is a good sign: 1 UE and 21 Aces in his match of first round! amazing, Chucho...Vamos, Argentina! :)

Action Jackson
03-24-2006, 12:51 AM
http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=international_feed/06/03/21/TENNIS_Arg-Davis_Cup.html

SAME AGAIN FOR MANCINI

Argentina look set to name an unchanged squad for their Davis Cup quarter-final against Croatia after Gaston Gaudio withdrew from contention.

Gaudio is not thought to be in peak condition and does not relish the challenge posed by the fast surfaces in Zagreb, where the Argentina side will play between April 7-9.

That means coach Alberto Mancini will stick with the same party that hammered Sweden 5-0 in Buenos Aires, with David Nalbandian, Juan Ignacio Chela, Agustin Calleri and Jose Acasuso all set to be retained.

Mancini, in an interview with www.ole.com.ar, was in confident mood, citing last year's quarter-final appearance in Australia as a source of inspiration.

"We have a chance to beat Croatia. After what we did in Australia, nothing is impossible.

"It'll be a crucial match, but I think the key will be in the doubles match and the duels against Mario Ancic.

"I always dream of winning the Davis Cup."

maria87
03-26-2006, 10:09 PM
maybe Mancini will pick up Chela for the singles: he beat Rusedsky very well 64, 6-4 to pass to the next round in Miami...Chela is better hard court player than Chucho i think

marti_228
03-26-2006, 10:24 PM
I don't think chucho will play at DC but I believe that if Calleri keeps playing like this (if he beats Moya) he is going to be the one that plays singles

maria87
03-27-2006, 11:05 AM
I don't think chucho will play at DC but I believe that if Calleri keeps playing like this (if he beats Moya) he is going to be the one that plays singles

I prefer Chela than Calleri....Calleri always fails in the last minute of the important matches.

Aleka
03-29-2006, 04:06 PM
esto no es ni news ni articulo, pero atencion chucho fans!!!! votan por su favorito en PYW en el thread de nasdaq/PYW...esta en los QF, contra Baghdatis y esta perdiendo, asi que votan por el :kiss:

Action Jackson
04-04-2006, 08:31 AM
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportiva/nota.asp?nota_id=794456

The basic summary is this article

Time to Adapt

The whole team is there in Zagreb and they are having double training to adjust to the surface as quickly as possible.

Nalle, Chela and Calleri were training in the first session and Acasuso and the youngster Emiliano Massa was there as well.

Mancini said " It seems the court is very fast and the one in the Paris- Bercy tournament is a little bit faster. The team is adapting well, working hard and so I have confidence"

Nalle and Calleri were working with Lucas Arnold an assistant to Mancini and partner to Nalle in 3 DC wins

Mancini repeated his speech about the differences between the Davis Cup and ATP. Ljubo is in very goiod form and Mancini said "Davis Cup is different and it's a great moment for a player and he has the confidence which is reflected in his results on the circuit."

They expect Ljubo to play and his doubtful participation is a strategic move to distract them.

Action Jackson
04-04-2006, 10:22 AM
http://www.territoriodigital.com/nota.aspx?c=3676384701899413

"Chucho" Acasuso dijo que tienen armas para ganar

Chucho Acasuso Integrante del equipo argentino en la Copa Davis parte a Croacia.
Hoy presentaron el equipo argentino de Copa Davis que entre el 7 y el 9 de abril se medirá con Croacia, como visitante, por los cuartos de final del Grupo Mundial.
El equipo argentino estará integrado por David Nalbandian, Agustín Calleri, José Acasuso y Juan Ignacio Chela.

José “Chucho” Acasuso señaló que "la Argentina no va de punto a Zagreb". "Para mi, en la serie no hay favoritos más allá que ellos son locales. Es una serie muy difícil y muy pareja. Nosotros tenemos armas necesarias como para ganar", dijo Acasuso recordando lo ocurrido en julio del año pasado cuando la Argentina eliminó, en Sydney y sobre césped, a Australia por 4 a 1, también en la ronda de cuartos de final.

Cuando se le preguntó cuantas chances tenía de jugar la serie, el misionero se mostró indiferente al respecto "porque yo estoy a disposición del equipo, para sumar. Puedo jugar un single, el dobles o colaborar en los entrenamientos. Estoy para hacer lo que disponga el capitán".

Con relación a los antecedentes que se dieron ayer en Miami, el misionero dijo que "seguro que al capitán le ha servido de mucho, como le servirá el choque de mañana entre Nalbandian y Ljubicic. Igual, en la cancha que nos pondrán en Croacia, el pique será menos alto y se jugará más rápido aún".

Por último, a la hora de hablar sobre su nivel, Acasuso dijo que se encuentra "jugando bien", más allá de su rápida despedida del Masters Series de Miami donde fue eliminado, fácilmente, por el checo Tomas Berdych por 6-1 y 6-2.



English

Chucho Acasuso said that we have the weapons to win

Now/ to have the Argentine team was presented for the tie on the 7-9 April against Croatia as visitors is Chucho, Nalbandian, Calleri and Chela , by the end of the quarter finals of the World Group.

José “Chucho” Acasuso indicated that "Argentina doesn't go to Zagreb for a point." For me in this there isn't a favourite besides than they are at home. It's a very difficult tie and difficult couple refering to Ancic and Ljubo. We have the necessary weapons to win", said Acasuso recalling what happened when in July of last year when Argentina eliminated Australia 4-1 on the grass also in this round.

When asked whether he has much chance to play in this tie, the misionero was indifferent on the subejct. "Because I am at the disposal of the team and added I can play singles, doubles or to help with training. I am doing what the captain asks."

With relation to the previous that went on yesterday, the misonero said that" Croatia´s court will play much faster, ball will bounce lower"

Acasuso says "he´s playing well, despite losing badly against Berdych in Miami."

maria87
04-05-2006, 11:29 AM
Chucho will not play singles in Croatia: Calleri got injured and Mancini picked up Chela

Reducir Ampliar
Calleri se lesionó y Chela podría jugar el singles

El Gordo sufrió una contractura durante el entrenamiento matutino en Zagreb y está en duda para jugar el viernes contra Ivan Ljubicic. Sin embargo, estará en el dobles del sábado junto a David Nalbandian. El Flaco, entonces, se convertiría en el segundo singlista. Alberto Mancini esperará hasta mañana para confirmar las nominaciones.

Agustín Calleri era casi número puesto para jugar el singles, pero esta mañana sufrió una contractura en el abductor durante el entrenamiento matutino y Alberto Mancini decidió preservarlo en la práctica vespertina.

El cordobés, de gran torneo en Miami, llegará en condiciones para el dobles del sábado, pero el Luli ya evalúa la posibilidad de que Juan Ignacio Chela sea quien enfrente a Ivan Ljubicic en uno de los singles del viernes. El otro lo jugarán David Nalbandian y Mario Ancic.

Consultado sobre el problema físico de Calleri, Mancini, el capitán del equipo argentino, comentó: “Lo de Agustín es una contractura y lo estamos viendo, pero en principio no es algo serio. Sin embargo, como la zona tiende a ponerse dura tras la lesión, preferimos preservarlo del entrenamiento de la tarde”.

Por tal motivo, quien acompañó en la práctica vespertina a Nalbandian, en el dobles, fue el misionero José Acasuso.

Choupi
04-05-2006, 07:04 PM
Thanks for the update. Too sad for our big man. But I mostly hope this is nothing too serious for Agustin.

maria87
04-05-2006, 09:34 PM
Thanks for the update. Too sad for our big man. But I mostly hope this is nothing too serious for Agustin.

Hi Choupi, now the news in argentine press are that Calleri will play singles and doubles even injured :confused: is that a mind game as the one of Ljubicic telling that maybe he won't play? of course he will play...so maybe Calleri is not injured.

Choupi
04-06-2006, 06:38 AM
Ok Maria. Well, I guess that all we can do is wait and see what happens.

Action Jackson
04-08-2006, 09:12 AM
It looks like Chucho will be playing doubles with Nalbandian today replacing Callleri who had a very tough match and good luck big man.

Choupi
04-08-2006, 11:36 AM
Well, it's a good thing if he can play. Just hope Calleri hasn't been victim of another back injury. I read he had been treated for that yesterday.

Action Jackson
04-08-2006, 01:35 PM
Well, it's a good thing if he can play. Just hope Calleri hasn't been victim of another back injury. I read he had been treated for that yesterday.

We'll we find that out tomorrow, but Chucho is playing in first away tie and they are in a very good position at the moment.

maria87
04-08-2006, 03:03 PM
Chucho was so nice in the interview post-match: he said "Agustín was tired and Luly thinked of me because i made a good adaptation on carpet. And fortunatelly we could win the point, we could do what Luly asked to us. Tomorrow if Agustin cannot play it is also Chelita that made also a good adaptation on Carlet" :)

thanks, Chucho for another good performance in Davis Cup! :) :wavey:
and on fast surface! :wavey:

maria87
04-08-2006, 04:12 PM
Argentina takes a step nearer the last four
David Nalbandian and Jose Acasuso overcame Croatian captain Ivan Ljubicic and rising star Marin Cilic in Saturday's doubles rubber to put Argentina 2-1 ahead in this Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinal tie.

The Croatians were hoping that Mario Ancic would be fit for the doubles rubber but he was unable to take part and was replaced by junior world No. 1 Cilic.

Although the defending champions battled hard, Argentina's duo proved too strong and ran out a 64 62 36 64 winner in just over two and a half hours to put their country just one match away from the Davis Cup semifinals.

Croatia must now win both of Sunday's reverse singles to maintain its grip on the trophy.

More soon...

maria87
04-08-2006, 05:43 PM
Argentina, the better team

The fourth set was also a tight affair. Ljubicic saved two break points in the fourth game as did Acasuso in the ninth before Cilic’s serve was broken. Some poor volleys, deprived the Croats of a fourth set tie-break, but the bottom line of this story is that Argentina was the better team.

Ljubicic was full of praise for Marin Cilic.

"Apart from the first game of the match Cilic played great. It was a great experience. The Argentinians were a better team, but if we took the fourth set, who know. Better and more lucky".

Cilic felt the same as his captain, the rest of the Argentinians, Jose Acasuso, and the captain Alberto Mancini felt it was a "tough match, but Argentina played better in the end".

Croatia in unfamiliar position

The Croatian dream is wearing thin at the moment, as for the first time since 2004 against France in Metz in the Davis Cup World Group first round, Croatia is in the losing position after the doubles. On both occasions, Croatia was without its best doubles team. Now they will have to fight for their lives.

"On Thursday I said we need a miracle. Now I say, we need one surprise, one big, big surprise".

That's how Ivan Ljubicic sees things. Dark cloud still reigns over Mario Ancic fitness, and he is unlikely to play.

"This morning Mario looked more postive, but for him to play on Sunday, if the fifth rubber will be a decider, he must be 100% fit. We hope, but it's a long shot. We certainly want Mario to play, before even thinking about Cilic or Sasa Tuksar".

But first things first. Nalbandian has a chance to put this match out of Croatia’s reach.

"Our chances grow by the day. Ivan is a great player, this surface is fine for both of us. It will be a tough match, we'll see".

On Sunday, Nalbandian takes on Ljubicic in the first of the reverse singles, with Agustin Calleri and Ancic nominated for the fifth rubber

Action Jackson
04-08-2006, 05:46 PM
Please give the link.

It's from the Davis Cup site.

http://www.daviscup.com/news/matchreport.asp?id=13748#audio

maria87
04-09-2006, 12:51 PM
Please give the link.

It's from the Davis Cup site.

http://www.daviscup.com/news/matchreport.asp?id=13748#audio

sorry, both article i posted were from daviscup. com too.

*Ljubica*
04-21-2006, 04:56 PM
Chucho has withdrawn from Barcelona :sad:

Aleka
04-25-2006, 03:14 PM
Chucho has withdrawn from Barcelona :sad:
Yeah :sad:...he is in Buenos Aires with Nicole Vaidisova and Oscar Galindez for the launch of the new Reebok campaign in Argentina.

Action Jackson
04-28-2006, 03:30 PM
It seems someone has updated the Chucho page on Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Acasuso

Choupi
04-28-2006, 03:34 PM
Well, this is obviously someone who knows his subject. A big thank you to that person. :)

Action Jackson
05-01-2006, 05:32 AM
Chucho will be playing World Team Cup with Nalbandian and Gaudio in Dusseldorf.

Action Jackson
05-09-2006, 10:24 AM
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1192403

Lo ve y tiene Chucho

Acasuso dio el golpe en el debut: le ganó por cuarta vez en su carrera al español Ferrer, uno de los mejores en polvo y 19ø del mundo.

JORGE VIALE

Las historias personales pueden colarse y cobrar protagonismo, dejando al presente de cada uno en un segundo plano. José Acasuso marcha 34ø en el ranking y comenzó el año en forma auspiciosa, con el título en Viña del Mar —es uno de los 17 jugadores que fueron campeones en lo que va del año— y un promisorio debut en la Copa Davis. David Ferrer es, desde el año pasado, uno de los tres o cuatro mejores jugadores en polvo de ladrillo, de los que, sacando al monstruito Nadal, están para pelear por todas las finales de los torneos grandes. Figura 19ø del ranking y fue top ten en febrero.

Se enfrentaban en la primera rueda del Masters Series de Roma (2.100.000 euros en premios) y podía suponerse que el europeo era el candidato... Aquí es cuando entra en juego el historial: Chucho lo había derrotado en tres de los cuatro choques previos, sabía que el peso de su pelota y la fuerza del saque podían contrarrestar la paciencia, velocidad y contraataque del rival. El misionero festejó con un 7-5 y 6-0 su pase a segunda rueda en el Foro Itálico, donde enfrentará mañana al español Nicolás Almagro, campeón en Valencia.

Fue el 14ø triunfo de Chucho en el año y la 101 victoria de su carrera. Ferrer no sólo debió pelear contra Chucho, sino contra algunas molestias en el hombro derecho, que se tradujeron en la baja efectividad en el saque. Con la confianza que le otorgó el primer set peleado, Acasuso arrolló en el segundo. No la pudo hacer completa más tarde, cuando se unió a Juan Ignacio Chela para el doble: los polacos Mariusz Fyrstenberg y Marcin Matkowski por 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (10-12) y 10-2 (tie-break). Justamente, los argentinos entraron al cuadro reemplazando a Ferrer y Rafael Nadal, por el problema de hombro del primero.

Ahora llegará Almagro y toda su confianza, con un probable choque de octavos ante el ruso Nikolay Davydenko (6ø) para el que avance. Chucho puede y es consciente de ello: no fue a Barcelona y se preparó en Buenos Aires para que la segunda parte de la gira que termina en Roland Garros sea inolvidable.


Bad English Summary:

Acasuso won on his debut for the fourth time against Ferrer, who is one of the best players on clay.

Acasuso began the year in good form winning in Viña del Mar ranked 34th in the world and one of the 17 title winners for the year and a promising Davis Cup debut. Since last year Ferrer is one of the top 3 or 4 players on clay except for that freak Nadal.

On the rankings Ferrer was the favourite, but Chucho had defeated 3 out of 4 times. Acasuso´s serve and "weight" of shot won over speed and retrieving skills from Ferrer. The misionero celebrated with a 7-5 and 6-0 to make the second round, where will face tomorrow the champion from Valencia Nicolas Almagro the Spaniard.

It was Chucho's 14th win of the year and the 100th of his career. Ferrer struggled with a right shoulder problem at the end of the 1st set and his serve was effected in the 2nd set. After getting a hard fought 1st set, he steamrolled through the 2nd.

Chucho went back to Buenos Aires instead of Barcelona and the second part of tour in Roland Garros will be unforgettable (hopefully for the right reasons).

Action Jackson
05-12-2006, 11:22 AM
http://www.terra.es/deportes/articulo/html/dpo211253.htm

Almagro se impone a Acasuso y accede a tercera ronda
El español Nicolás Almagro, que accedió al cuadro principal a través de la previa, se ha clasificado para la tercera ronda del 'Masters Series de Roma 2006', al imponerse al argentino José Acasuso por 6-4, 2-6 y 6-4.

Se trataba del quinto enfrentamiento entre ambos jugadores y que ha servido para que Almagro se ponga por delante en el particular, ya que se ha adjudicado, con el de hoy, los tres últimos partidos (3-2).

En la anterior ocasión en que ambos se midieron, este año en Acapulco, se retiró lesionado Acasuso al final del primer set (ganado 6-3 por Almagro), por lo que hoy había un cierto deseo de revancha por parte del argentino. Pero no pudo hacerlo.

Y es que en un partido con ambos desde el fondo de la pista, sin apenas subidas a la red, se impuso la mayor solidez actual de Almagro, que en las últimas semanas ha obtenido su primer torneo al ganar en Valencia y ha sumado la semifinal del barcelonés Trofeo Conde de Godó.

El partido resultó duro y muy igualado, especialmente en sus primer y tercer set (los ganados por el español). El segundo lo ganó con cierta comodidad Acasuso.

Así, la primera manga se decidió en el su décimo juego, en que Almagro rompió el saque de Acasuso, en la primera bola de set de que dispuso.

Tras igualar el argentino con un fácil 6-2, el definitivo set contempló un inicio demoledor de Almagro ante un adversario excesivamente errático. El español, tras hacer el 'break' en el segundo juego, se fue a un amplio 3-0. Ventaja que conservó y que parecía le iba a dar el partido ya en el octavo juego, donde dispuso su primera bola de encuentro sobre saque rival.

No mató ahí la contienda Almagro, pues Acasuso puso en juego buenos primeros servicios. Después le tocó sufrir ya que el sudamericano confirmó su reacción con la rotura del saque del español y el servicio de su lado. Se metió de lleno en el partido (4-5).

Pero en el momento clave el saque no funcionó. Cometió errores infantiles, y Almagro se puso pronto con un favorable 15 a 40. No sería hasta su tercera bola de partido cuando el murciano cerrase la contienda en su favor en tres sets (la primera vez en las cinco confrontaciones entre ambos).

Almagro, en tercera ronda, se medirá al ganador del partido que aún deben jugar el también español Fernando Verdasco y el ruso Nikolay Davydenko (n.6).

Summary:

Almagro beats Acasuso to make the 3rd round of the TMS Rome 6-4 2-6 6-4.

It was the 5th clash between the two players and Almagro leads 3-2 winning the last 3 matches. Last time Almagro won where Acasuso retired and Acasuso wanted revenge, but couldn't do it.

Almagro was more solid and has won Valencia and the made the semis of Barcelona in the last weeks.

The match was even, especially in the 1st and 3rd set to Almagro and the 2nd was gained in relative comfort for Acasuso.

The 1st set was decided in the 10th game where Almagro broke Acasuso's serve with his 1st set point.

After equalising at 1 set all winning easily 6-2. Almagro got off to quick start against an excessively erratic opponent. The Spaniard broke in the 2nd game and went to a 3-0 lead. He held the advantage and had his 1st match point in the 8th game.

Acasuso hit some good first serves and then broke back for 5-4. At the key moments Acasuso made childlike errors (schoolboy errors) and was down 15-40. After his 3rd match point Almagro closed the match out in 3 sets and the first time in 5 matches that it went to 3 sets.

Reading this makes it worse.

Choupi
05-12-2006, 11:40 AM
Reading this makes it worse.
Agreed. Wanna join? :drink: :spit:

Action Jackson
05-18-2006, 08:51 AM
http://buscador.lanacion.com.ar/Nota.asp?nota_id=807032&high=acasuso

Demoledor
El misionero José Acasuso vapuleó al croata Ljubicic, N° 5 del mundo, por 6-2 y 6-0 y es el único argentino en los octavos de final de Hamburgo; cayeron Gaudio y Mónaco

HAMBURGO.- Son muchos los que dicen en el circuito que el misionero José Acasuso tiene que dar el salto definitivo este año. Cuando aquella sorpresiva aparición en el torneo de Buenos Aires en 2001, donde alcanzó la final luego de haber disputado la clasificación, empieza a quedar algo lejana en el tiempo y su figura ya no responde a los cánones de las sorpresas, Acasuso se apresta a confirmar todo lo bueno que de él siempre se dijo.

En esta temporada tuvo un buen arranque, con dos pruebas de caráctercon: la obtención del título en Viña del Mar al vencer en la final al local Nicolás Massú ante un público hostil y el sorprendente debut en la Copa Davis en el Parque Roca, con una contundente victoria sobre el sueco Thomas Johansson. Ayer, en la segunda rueda del Masters Series de Hamburgo, agregó una nueva estocada: apabulló al croata Ivan Ljubicic, N° 5 del ranking mundial, por 6-2 y 6-0, y quedó como el único argentino en carrera por las caídas de Gastón Gaudio y Juan Mónaco.

Acasuso encontró así una buena manera de darle crédito a un excelente momento, ya que esta semana alcanzó su mejor ubicación en el ranking mundial: 30°, cuando estamos en las puertas de Roland Garros, la Meca del polvo de ladrillo.

Pero esa es una historia que todavía se tiene que escribir, mientras Hamburgo está en plena disputa. Acasuso gozó con su amplia superioridad sobre el tenista croata, reciente rival en la Copa Davis, y hoy, por los octavos de final, se medirá con el francés Sebastien Grosjean, quien viene de superar al italiano Filippo Volandri por 7-5 y 7-6 (7-4). El partido será el tercero de la cancha central, que comenzará su actividad a las 6, hora de Buenos Aires (transmitirá en directo ESPN). Acasuso y Grosjean nunca se enfrentaron.

La felicidad de Chucho Acasuso encontró en Gaudio (6° favorito y N° 8 del mundo) la otra cara de la moneda. El tenista de Temperley volvió a sufrir dentro de una cancha de tenis. Esa es la impresión que da cada vez que las cosas no salen como él las piensa. Ayer cayó frente al francés Gilles Simon (53ero del mundo) por 6-4, 3-6 y 6-4.

Víctima de su propio carácter, en un encuentro equilibrado, Gaudio tenía ventaja de 3-1 en el primer set y lo perdió. Luego se recuperó en el segundo parcial. Pero en el último repitió la historia del primero: ganaba por 4-1 y perdió por 6-4. Hasta su short sufrió esta vez las consecuencias de sus contrariedades.

El que tampoco pudo llegar a los octavos de final fue el tandilense Juan Mónaco, que cayó frente al siempre difícil sueco Robin Soderling por un doble 6-4. Y dejó todo el peso de la Legión en Acasuso.

El sueño de Flavio Saretta llegó al final
El brasileño Flavio Saretta ingresó en el cuadro principal tras superar la clasificación y en el primer partido le ganó al ruso Marat Safin. Ayer, sin embargo, perdió con el español David Ferrer por 6-1 y 7-6 (11-9).

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El golpe

El primer impacto de José Acasuso no fue un partido, sino un torneo. En Buenos Aires 2001, desde la clasificación, llegó a la final y perdió con Guga Kuerten, entonces N° 1 del mundo.

Cae un ex n° 1

En Sopot 2002 superó a Carlos Moya, ex N° 1 del mundo (era 12°), en semifinales por 7-6 (7-5) y 7-6 (7-4); luego ganó el torneo. En Palermo, venció a Marcelo Ríos por 6-4 y 6-4 en semifinales.

Vence a Safin

En 2005 comienza la recuperación tras un bajón y en Barcelona sorprende a Marat Safin (3ero del mundo), en la segunda rueda de Barcelona: se impone por 6-4 y 6-4.

Lo sufre Roddick

También el año último, en Roland Garros, doblegó a Andy Roddick (era el N° 3 del ranking) por la segunda rueda. En una gran remontada, se impuso por 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 y 8-6.

Sangre copera

Este año, Acasuso debutó en la Copa Davis con un resultado contundente en Buenos Aires, ante el sueco Thomas Johansson, ex campeón de Australia: 6-1, 6-1 y 6-3.


Summary:

Devastating

The missionary José Acasuso defetaed the Croatian Ljubicic, N° 5 of the world 6-2 and 6-0 and is the only Argentine in the quarterfinals of Hamburg; after the fall of Gaudio and Monaco

HAMBURG.- There are many on the circuit that say that the missionary José Acasuso has to give the final leap this year. When that unexpected appearance in the tournament of Buenos Aires in 2001, where reached the final after having to go through the qualifyings, begins to remain somewhat distant memory and its figure no longer responds to the canons of the surprises, Acasuso prepares to confirm all the good things that of him always was told.

In this season has had a good start, with two tests of character. Winning the title in Viña del Mar to defeat the local Nicolas Massú before a hostile crowd and the surprising début in the Cup Davis at Parque Roca, with a convincing victory over the Swede Thomas Johansson. Yesterday, in the second round of the Masters Series of Hamburg, added a new stab: crushed the croatian Ivan Ljubicic, N° 5 of the ranking world, for 6-2 and 6-0, and remained as the only Argentine in career by the falls of Gastón Gaudio and Juan Monaco.

Acasuso found thus a good way to give him credit to an excellent moment, since this week reached his best position in the rankings 30th innthe world, when we are in the doors of Roland Garros, the Mecca of clay..

But that it is a history that still has to be written, while Hamburg is in full dispute. Acasuso enjoyed with its extensive superiority on the rival recent, Croatian tennis player in the Cup Davis, and today, by the quarterfinals, will be measured with the French one Sebastien Grosjean, who comes to surpass the Italian Filippo Volandri for 7-5 and 7-6 (7-4). The match will be the third of the central court, that will begin its activity at 6 o'clock, hour of Buenos Aires (will transmit in direct ESPN). Acasuso and Grosjean never they were played.

The happiness of Chucho Acasuso found in Gaudio (6° favorite and N° 8 of the world) the other face of the coin. The tennis player from Temperley suffered again inside a tennis court. That it is the impression that gives each time that the things do not leave like he thinks them. Yesterday he fell to the Frenchman Gilles Simon (53rd of the world) for 6-4, 3-6 and 6-4.

Victim of its own character, in a stable encounter, Gaudio had advantage of 3-1 in the first one set and lost it. Then recovered in the second ser. But in the last one repeated the history of the first one: gained for 4-1 and lost for 6-4. In short he suffered this time from the consistency of his opponent.

The one that could neither arrive at the quarterfinals was the tandilense Juan Monaco, that fell to the always difficult Swede Robin Soderling by a double one 6-4. And it left all the weight of the Legion in Acasuso.

The dream of Flavio Saretta arrived al final The Brazilian one Flavio Saretta entered in the main draw after surpassing the qualification and in the first round to Russian Marat Safin. Yesterday, nevertheless, it lost with Spanish David Ferrer for 6-1 and 7-6 (11-9).

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The blow

The first impact of José Acasuso was not a party, but a tournament. In Buenos Aires 2001, since the classification, arrived at the end and lost with Guga Kuerten, then N° 1 of the world.

A former one falls n° 1

In Sopot 2002 surpassed Carlos Moya, former N° 1 of the world (was 12°), in semifinals for 7-6 (7-5) and 7-6 (7-4); then won the tournament. In Palermo, defated Marcelo Rios for 6-4 and 6-4 in the semifinals.

Defeats Safin

In 2005 it begins the recovery after a fall and in Barcelona surprises to Marat Safin (3rd of the world), in the second round of Barcelona: is beaten 6-4 6-4.

Roddick suffers

Also last year, in Roland Garros, folded to Andy Roddick (was the N° 3 of the ranking) by the second round. In a great comeback, was imposed for 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and 8-6.

Blood hostess

This year, Acasuso debuted in the Cup Davis with a convincing result in Buenos Aires, against the Swede Thomas Johansson, former champion of Australia: 6-1, 6-1 and 6-3.

Action Jackson
05-19-2006, 05:09 PM
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportiva/nota.asp?nota_id=807217

Acasuso pisa fuerte

El misionero igualó su mejor actuación en un torneo de esta categoría al vencer al francés Sebastien Grosjean en un difícil partido; ganó por 7-5 y 6-4 y hoy, por los cuartos de final, se medirá con el español Fernando Verdasco

HAMBURGO.- José Acasuso venía de vencer ampliamente al croata Ivan Ljubicic, en uno de los mejores partidos de su carrera. Pero ayer la contundencia le dio paso a la concentración y el esfuerzo. Y así, con características propias diferentes ante un encuentro que así lo requirió, el misionero dio una nueva muestra de su importante momento tenístico al vencer al francés Sebastien Grosjean por 7-5 y 6-4, resultado que lo clasificó para los cuartos de final del Masters Series de Hamburgo, que reparte 2.820.000 euros en premios y se juega sobre polvo de ladrillo.

Tal vez los organizadores no se lo esperaban. O quizá sólo los que hacen la página de Internet del Masters Series de Hamburgo no confiaban mucho en la capacidad de José Acasuso. Porque fue curioso buscar el programa de partidos de hoy y encontrar que el rival del español Fernando Verdasco era... Grosjean.

Error al margen, lo cierto es que Acasuso, que disfruta esta semana de su mejor ubicación en el ranking (30ero) y que con esta buena actuación seguirá escalando posiciones, se enfrentará con Verdasco en el court central del Rothenbaum Tennis Centre en el tercer turno, luego del dobles entre los hermanos Bob y Mike Bryan y los checos Leos Friedl y Pavel Vizner, y del cotejo por los cuartos de final entre el belaruso Max Mirnyi y el checo Radek Stepanek.

"La verdad que lo de hoy -por ayer- fue duro, pero estoy muy tranquilo porque no me puse nervioso y mantuve el ritmo. Los dos nos exigimos mucho y nos cansamos", comentó Chucho luego de su trabajada victoria. "Contra Verdasco no jugué nunca, pero eso no importa demasiado. No se trata de pelear cada partido, sino de pelear cada punto", agregó el misionero, con la sensación del deber cumplido y de tener los objetivos claros.

A Acasuso se le presentó un partido completamente diferente del que sostuvo el día anterior con Ljubicic. La primera diferencia fue que al croata, hombre de canchas rápidas, le sigue costando hacer pie en el polvo de ladrillo, donde la pelota corre más pesada; en tanto, ayer se encontró con un Grosjean que por el sólo hecho de ser francés ya marca a qué tipo de escuela tenística pertenece.

Dúctil y de buena técnica, Grosjean fue un durísimo escollo, que obligó a Acasuso a utilizar todas sus reservas de focalización. Ante cualquier distracción, el francés estaba ahí nomás para acecharlo. En el primer set, Chucho se recuperó rápidamente de un quiebre en contra (2-4) y al game siguiente todo estuvo nuevamente parejo. Sólo en el undécimo juego el argentino pudo volver a quebrar a Grosjean. Y no fue fácil: necesitó de tres break points. Luego, tuvo que usar los dos set points que dispuso para llevarse el set por 7-5.

El segundo parcial parecía encaminarse con facilidad: 3-0 para Acasuso y dos breaks de ventaja. Sin embargo, el francés salió del aturdimiento, el misionero desaceleró y la diferencia se esfumó: 3-3. Fue suficiente para despertar a Acasuso, que en el séptimo game puso enseguida en aprietos a Grosjean con un 0-40. Perdió una posibilidad, pero en la segunda quebró por tercera vez.

Si bien a partir de ahí Acasuso se encaminó hacia la victoria, la resolución tampoco fue sencilla: necesitó de tres match points para doblegar a su rival y por fin cantar una victoria que le permite igualar su mejor actuación en un Masters Series, el año último, cuando también alcanzó los cuartos de final en Cincinnati, donde cayó frente al suizo Roger Federer por 6-4 y 6-3. Acasuso tiene hambre de quedarse con el mismo torneo que Guillermo Vilas ganó en 1978 y que Guillermo Coria obtuvo en 2003.

Verdasco seguramente tampoco será un rival nada sencillo. Viene de vencer nada menos que al chileno Fernando González en los octavos de final por 3-6, 6-2 y 6-3, y en la primera rueda se anotó un triunfo ante otro argentino, Juan Ignacio Chela.

Promete ser un choque parejo entre dos jugadores separados nada más que por cuatro puestos en el ranking mundial (el español es el 34to). Zurdo, Verdasco tuvo su mejor actuación del año en Valencia, donde perdió en semifinales con el francés Gilles Simon.

Justamente este último, proveniente de la clasificación, luego de su gran victoria en la segunda rueda frente a Gastón Gaudio, no soportó los embates del gigante belaruso Max Mirnyi con su saque y cayó por 6-3 y 6-2. Mirnyi, de 29 años y 1,95, no alcanzaba los cuartos de final de un Masters Series desde Paris-Bercy 2004. Hoy se las verá con el aguerrido checo Radek Stepanek (15° perclasificado), vencedor del interesante sueco Robin Soderling (jugó en febrero en Buenos Aires, por la Davis) por 6-3 y 6-2. El ganador de este encuentro se medirá con el triunfador de Acasuso v. Verdasco.

Por el otro sector del cuadro habrá un choque de la Armada Española. David Ferrer (16°) se medirá con Tommy Robredo (8°), uno de los dos top ten que le quedan al certamen. "El resultado no refleja lo apretado que fue el partido. Se me podría haber escapado en el segundo set", dijo Ferrer de su victoria frente a su compatriota Juan Carlos Ferrero por 6-2 y 6-4. Robredo, el hombre que esta semana revela sus vivencias en el torneo desde la página oficial de Internet de la ATP y que se mostró muy contento por el título obtenido en la Liga de Campeones por su amado Barcelona, dejó en el camino al francés Paul-Henri Mathieu por un doble 6-3.

El croata Mario Ancic (12°) volvió a ganar un duro partido, esta vez ante el norteamericano James Blake (5°), por 4-6, 7-5 y 7-6 (7-3), y jugará con el ruso Nikolay Davydenko, que le ganó sin problemas al finlandés Jarkko Nieminen por 6-1 y 6-3.

Habrá un nuevo ganador de Masters Series
Con la eliminación del español Juan Carlos Ferrero, los ocho candidatos al título en Hamburgo tendrán la posibilidad de ganar por primera vez en sus carreras un torneo Masters Series, segundos en la escala de importancia luego de los Grand Slam.


Thanks in advance for this

Summary;


Jose Acasuso came to widely overcome the Croatian Ivan Ljubicic, in one of the best matches of his career. But the forcefulness demonstrated yesterday gave passage to concentration and the effort. As such, (demonstrating) different characteristics as required by the match (encounter), the missionary gave a new sample of his important tennístic moment al to overcome the Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean by 7-5 and 6-.4, resulting in an advance to the quarterfinals of the Hamburg Masters Series.

Perhaps the organizers did not expect it. Or perhaps only those that make the page of Internet of the Masters Series of Hamburg did not have much confidence in the abilities (capacity) of Jose Acasuso. Because it was curious to look at the match schedule today and find that the rival of the Spaniard F Verdasco was….Grosjean.

A marginal error aside, the certain thing is that Acasuso, who this week enjoys his better spot in the rankings (30ero) and that with this good performance, he will continue climbing. He will face Verdasco in court central of the Rothenbaum Tennis Centre in the third match.

"The truth is that today (yesterday) it was hard, but I am very calm because I didn’t get nervous and maintained my rhythm. We both demanded much and we got tired ", commented Chucho after his hard-worked victory.”Against Verdasco I have never played, but that does not concern (me) too much. One is not to fight each match, but to fight each point ", added the missionary, with the sensation of having clear and complete objectives.

To Acasuso a completely different game appeared to him than had the previous day with Ljubicic. The first difference was that the Croatian, a hard court player, whereas, yesterday he found himself with Grosjean, who demonstrated the typical French style of play...

Ductile and of good technique, Grosjean was a hardest stumbling block, that forced Acasuso to use all his reserves of concentration (focus) as the Frenchman was waiting for a break of concentration. In the first set, Chucho recovered quickly against a break (2-4) and immediately broke back to even. Only in the eleventh game could the Argentinean return to break to Grosjean. And it was not easy: he needed three break points. Soon, he had to utilize two set points in order to take the first set 7-5.

The second set seemed to direct itself with ease: 3-0 for Acasuso and two breaks of advantage. Nevertheless, the Frenchman left his daze, the missionary decelerated and the difference disappeared: 3-3. It was sufficient to wake up Acasuso, that in seventh game he put the squeeze on Grosjean to go up 0-40. After losing the first break point, he was able to burn out a third break in the set by winning the second break point.
Although from there it would seem that Acasuso could cruise to a victory, resolution was not so simple: he needed three match points to fold his rival and finally to sing a victory that allows him to equal his best result in a Masters Series; as last year he reached the quarterfinals only to fall to the Swiss Federer by 4 and 3. Acasuso is hungry to remain with the same title that Guillermo Vilas won in 1978 and which Guillermo Coria obtained in 2003.

Verdasco surely will not be a not at all simple rival either. It comes to less overcome nothing than to the Chilean Fernando González in the round of 16 by 3-6, 6-2 and 6-3, and in the first round a win over another Argentinean, Juan Ignacio Chela.

It nothing else promises to be an even shock between two separated players who by four positions in the world-wide ranking (the Spanish is 34th). Left-handed person, Verdasco had his better performance of the year in Valencia, where he lost in semifinals with the French Gilles Simon. Exactly this last, originating one of the round, after his great victory in the second round against Gastón Gaudio, he did not support to the attacks of the giant Belarussian Max Mirnyi with his serve and volley by 6-3 6-2. Mirnyi, 29 years old and 1.95m, did not reach the quarterfinals of a Masters Series from Paris-Bercy 2004.

Today one will see them with the experienced Czech Radek Stepanek (15th in the rankings), winner of interesting the Swedish Robin Soderling (it played in February in Buenos Aires, Davis Cup by 6-3 6-2. The winner of this encounter will be moderate with the winner of Acasuso v. Verdasco. By the other sector of the picture there will be a shock of the Spanish Armada. David Ferrer (16th) will be moderate with Tommy Robredo (8th), one of both top ten that has left to the contest. "the result does not reflect the tightness that was the match. Me it would be possible to have been escaped in the second Set ", in front of said to Ferrer of his victory his compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero by 6-2 6-4.

Robredo, the man who this week reveals his experiences in the match from the official page of Internet of the ATP and that was very contented by the title obtained in the Champions League by his loved Barcelona, left in the way to the French Paul-Henri Mathieu by a double 6-3. The Croatian Mario Ancic (12th) returned to gain a duro divided, this time before the North American James Blake (5°), by 4-6, 7-5 and 7-6 (7-3), and will play with the Russian Nikolay Davydenko, who won to him without problems to the Finn Jarkko Nieminen by 6-1 6-3.

There will be a new winner of Masters Series With the elimination of the Spanish Juan Carlos Ferrero, the eight candidates to the title in Hamburg will have the possibility of gaining for the first time in his races a Masters match Series, seconds in the scale of importance after the Grand Slam

Action Jackson
05-19-2006, 06:41 PM
http://www.dtb-tennis.de/AmRothenbaum_en/ar_9583.php

Hamburg, 19 May 2006

Press Conference with JOSE ACASUSO

Acasuso - Verdasco 6:1, 6:7 (6), 6:3

Q: Congratulations. You are on a really good run of results. I think you won 16 out of 20 now. How have you been able to improve in this way?

ACASUSU: I have been playing well since the beginning of the year. Obviously the ATP title I won in Chile gave me a lot of confidence. In my two previous Masters Series on clay, in Monte Carlo and Rome, I lost in the 2nd round but I had chances in both matches. So I knew that a week like this would come around for me. But obviously I want to take advantage of this moment because I don't want to stop here. I want to go further.

Q: It looked like it's going to be like plain sailing for a while and then suddenly he became good. Was this disconcerting for you?

ACASUSO: No, at 6:5, I wasn't nervous. I just played a bad game with a double fault and a couple of errors. Then in the tiebreak we both played some good points. After I lost that, yes, I was a little bit angry with myself but I also stayed calm because I knew that there was still a long way to go and all was not lost.

Q: Is it awkward to play a lefthander who is producing these different angles?

ACASUSO: Yes, obviously because lefthanders open up the court to your backhand. Especially Fernando can find very good angles. So I needed to run in this match.

Q: And now Stepanek?

A: It's going to be very difficult because everybody, who is in the semi-final is playing a good game and has a chance. Obviously it's going to be a very tough match for me like all the others that I've had so far this week.

maria87
05-30-2006, 11:20 AM
I saw an interview yesterday after the match on our TV:

Chucho was calm and nice as always. He said Fabrice played very well but he wanted to win so hard. He said Fabrice is very strange player on the sicrcuit, a "magician". He got nervous in the second part, third and fourth set, of the match when Fabrice rises his level and his strategy didn't work anymore so he had to think what to do.
Then when he found the way to play on fifth he wanted to go on but there wasn't really light and they had to quit the game till the next day. He was calm at the begginning of the last part but the wind and the conditions of the court made him get nervous, then he focused and just win the match.!
Well done, Chucho! :)

aiwen_mei
05-31-2006, 07:43 AM
Thanks so much for telling us about Chucho's interview. I did not have a chance to see the match. More nervous when knowing the result in the next morning. Ohh, just hoped Chucho could pass the first round finally. And HE did. Great job. :worship:

maria87
05-31-2006, 12:11 PM
Thanks so much for telling us about Chucho's interview. I did not have a chance to see the match. More nervous when knowing the result in the next morning. Ohh, just hoped Chucho could pass the first round finally. And HE did. Great job. :worship:

no problem! i will tell anything i can see, here our TV has a big coverage of RG and of our players of course! vamos Chucho today!

Action Jackson
06-03-2006, 10:37 AM
Acasuso won't play Wimbledon and good that he doesn't.

maria87
06-03-2006, 01:00 PM
Acasuso won't play Wimbledon and good that he doesn't.

well, that is a shame to me.... the only way to progress on grass is just playing there...

one thing i heard from Vassallo Arguello about Chucho was very good...Vassallo Arguello said after his impressive wins in a row that he is a worker (he is really humble and nice guy) and the reporter asked:

-what are saying your countrymen players about your wins?

-MVA: "I know between the ones that are in the high level, Chucho feels very happy with my wins here in Roland Garros" :) :worship:

this is a very good thing, if you think that Chucho already lost in second round...

Action Jackson
06-06-2006, 07:25 AM
Chucho isn't going wish bad things about Vassallo Arguello is he? There would be no need.

Chucho was poor at RG and there would be no point in turning up there just to get a 5 points for losing in the 1st round, especially when his mind is not in it.

Choupi
06-06-2006, 08:33 AM
Glad to know that Chucho was rejoicing about Martin's performance at the FO. It was really nice to see. :)

LadyNalbandian
06-06-2006, 06:59 PM
which football club chucho supports?

Choupi
06-07-2006, 08:00 AM
Chucho appears on the Entry List for Stuttgart. :)

Action Jackson
06-07-2006, 08:25 AM
Chucho is playing Båstad and Stuttgart. More than likely he will be at Kitzbühel.

Action Jackson
06-07-2006, 08:26 AM
which football club chucho supports?

Racing Club.

LadyNalbandian
06-08-2006, 01:11 AM
right :) im'm glad he's not support boca juniors :devil: :devil: :devil:

Action Jackson
06-13-2006, 10:40 AM
It seems like Acasuso will play Wimbledon now. I don't agree with it, but hey this is the choice he has taken.

http://www.misionesonline.net/paginas/principal.php?db=noticias2006&id=7657

El Chucho Acasuso confirmó su presencia en Wimbledon

"Estoy muy contento por esta primera mitad del año. Ahora estoy descansando y esperando volver a los entrenamientos para este segundo semestre del año", dijo.

APÓSTOLES. El tenista posadeño José Javier "Chucho" Acasuso confirmó a SUR MISIONERO su participación en el torneo de Wimbledon, tercer torneo Gran Slam del año y único que se juega en cancha de césped.

Lo hizo en el transcurso de una visita a la empresa yerbatera Rosamonte donde se reunió con el empresario Ramón Eduardo Hreñuk, ya que el misionero luce la marca en su indumentaria.

Durante su presencia en la Capital Nacional de la Yerba Mate Acasuso dialogó abiertamente sobre el gran momento que atravieza "estoy muy contento por esta primera mitad del año. Ahora estoy descansando y esperando volver a los entrenamientos para este segundo semestre del año."

En el repaso de su espectacular campaña en el circuito tenístico internacional José Acasuso señaló que "estaba trabajando para esto y sabía que en cualquier momento se podía dar. Por suerte se dio con el triunfo del torneo en Viña del Mar y después la convocatoria a la Copa Davis que era una cuenta pendiente que tenía, ahora trabajo duro para este última parte del año."

Sobre su convocatoria al seleccionado argentino para la Copa Davis comentó que "Mancini tuvo en cuenta el momento y me llamó, después me incluyó en los singles. Por suerte pude debutar ganando, y más tarde jugamos en Croacia donde jugué bien el dobles y ahora esperando la serie con Australia."

"Mancini estaba muy contento porque como capitán hacer debutar a un jugador es una responsabilidad, además encontró en mí una variante porque puedo jugar en singles y dobles."

Después de disputar numerosos partidos y de jugar la Copa Dusseldorf en Alemania "me fue bien, ya que jugar muchos partidos cansa pero quiero decir que las cosas van bien. Allá teníamos un gran equipo, hice lo que tenía que hacer al ganar todos mis puntos jugados. Más allá de que perdimos me fui tranquilo con mi rendimiento."

En Roland Garrós "empecé jugando bien, en primera ronda con Fabrice Santero fue un partido muy difícil y largo. Después perdí en segunda ronda (con Lucas Dlouhy 4-6, 7-6(7-2), 6-3 y 6-1), muchos me daban como favorito, pero también podía perder porque todos los jugadores juegan bien y cualquiera puede ganar a cualquiera."

En la comparación de Roger Federer y Rafael Nadal respecto a los demás tenistas, el Chucho opinó que "creo que Federer está varios escalones delante de todos y Nadal en polvo de ladrillo. Pero creo que cualquiera les puede ganar, de hecho varios jugadores le tuvieron entre las cuerdas."

Espero hacer un buen papel en Wimbledon


Acasuso confirmó que participará del Torneo de Wimbledon "sí, voy a estar, me entreno dos semanas y luego viajo. Sobre las posibilidades, soy conciente que es una superficie diferente, pero voy a ir con toda la fé y espero hacer un buen torneo." Con una buena autocrítica el tenista misionero dijo "tengo que seguir mejorando en todo, en la parte física, técnica y mental. Todavía no llegué a mi techo y siento que puedo estar más arriba."

Para el 2006 Chucho se plantea "sería bueno terminar entre los 20 primeros, pero no me quiero meter presión. Sé que si hago bien las cosas y trabajo duro las cosas van a llegar solas."

Por último Acasuso dijo estar "muy contento de trabajar con una empresa como Rosamonte y ojalá pueda seguir porque además de ser tenista soy misionero y Rosamonte es una empresa misionera."

Además de recordar que en sus viajes por el mundo como buen misionero toma mate, adelantó su pronóstico para el Mundial de Alemania: Brasil, Argentina y Portugal, en ese orden.


Summary


- Chucho has confirmed that he will play Wimbledon. He is satisfied with how the first half of the year has gone and is resting and preparing his training for the second part od the year.

The Gossipy Acasuso confirmed its presence in Wimbledon "I Am very I please by this first half of the year. Now I am resting and expecting to return to the training for this second semester of the year", said.

In the course of a visit to the business yerbatera (witch doctor) Rosamonte where met with the businessman Ramón Eduardo Hreñuk, since the missionary lights up the mark in his clothing.

Reviewing the campaign on the international circuit Jose Acasuso was working for this moment and that it could happen any time. His win in Viña del Mar and his outstanding debut in Davis Cup and now I will work hard for the rest of the year.

About his selection for Davis Cup. "Mancini kept him in mind and then called me up and from my debut I was able to play against Croatia, this I can play singles or doubles and now waiting for the series against Australia"

After playing in Dusseldorf, we had a great team and I played many matches and even though we lost I was able to win all my matches and was happy with the performance.

In Roland Garrós "I began playing well, in the first round with Fabrice Santero was a long and very difficult match. Later I lost in second round with Lucas Dlouhy 4-6, 7-6(7-2), 6-3 and 6-1 yes this was a bad loss . I was considered the favourite by many people, but it is also possible to lose against any of these players cause they can play well.

In the comparison of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with respect to the other tennis players, the Chucho thought that "I believe that Federer is clearly ahead of all and Nadal is on clay. But I believe that we can gain on them and various players have tested them.


I expect to do a good performance in Wimbledon

He confirmed that he will play at Wimbledon and the with the possibilities of a different surface, but I expect to have a good tournament. With good self confidence Chucho said " I have to continue to improve the mental, technical and physical part of my game. I haven't reached my perak and feel that I can go higher."

For 2006 Chucho would like to be inside the top 20, but I don't want to put pressure on myself. I know if I work hard and do well the things that I need to and then it will take care of itself."

Finally Acasuso is happy to work with Rosamonte and more importantly he has made his predictions for the World Cup, Brazil, Argentina and Portugal in that order.

Choupi
06-13-2006, 10:47 AM
Thanks for that article. Well, I guess that if he wants to play Wimby, it's his choice, and I respect it as such. :)

*Ljubica*
06-17-2006, 07:04 PM
Thanks for that article. Well, I guess that if he wants to play Wimby, it's his choice, and I respect it as such. :)
Well - it's a gentleman's privelage to change his mind ;) Today - Chucho pulled out of Wimbledon. Even more reason for me to avoid the vile place!!!!

Choupi
06-17-2006, 08:36 PM
Well - it's a gentleman's privelage to change his mind ;) Today - Chucho pulled out of Wimbledon. Even more reason for me to avoid the vile place!!!!
Thanks for the info. I guess he suddenly realized he won't get as much time to watch the WC...joke!! ;) Seriously, I won't complain. I wanna see him fit in Stuttgart. :D

Action Jackson
06-18-2006, 06:15 AM
Well - it's a gentleman's privelage to change his mind ;) Today - Chucho pulled out of Wimbledon. Even more reason for me to avoid the vile place!!!!

Yes, Chucho did the right thing and pulled out as he should have and now it only needs Gaston to do it and all is good in the world.

Calleri might be playing though.

Chucha!
06-18-2006, 03:23 PM
Somebody knows how I can watch Chucho playing in Stuttgart on my computer? Please ^^

Choupi
06-18-2006, 05:40 PM
Sorry, I can't help. I know the event is shown on tv. I think it's on Eurosport.

Action Jackson
06-20-2006, 10:27 AM
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1218964&fecha=20060620

Yes, Chucho will be playing the Copa exho in Buenos Aires which is played on hardcourts.

Action Jackson
07-11-2006, 03:08 PM
http://www.swedishopen.org/news/default.asp?newsid=418&page=1

På bana 1 spelades en match mellan två stora grusgiganter. Jose Acasuso stod till slut som segrare i detta tungviktarmöte mot sin landsman Guillermo Coria efter siffrorna 2-6 6-2 7-5. Matchen mellan de båda argentinarna var välspelad med många långa dueller, Acasusos hårdspel mot Corias finess. En mycket besviken Coria lämnade banan efter att ha tappat sitt servegame till 7-5 som avgjorde matchen, Coria som dessutom hade ett break upp på Acasuso i ledning 4-3 i det avgörande setet.

Translation:

On court there was a match between two claycourt giants. Jose Acasuso stood as the victor in this hard fought match with countryman Guillermo Coria 2-6 6-2 7-5. The match between both Argentines was well played with many long duels, Acasuso with his hard strokes against Coria's finesse. A very disappointed Coria left the court after he lost his service game 7-5 that decided the match. Coria who in addition had a break and was leading 4-3 in the deciding set.

Action Jackson
07-12-2006, 02:38 PM
http://www.swedishopen.org/news/default.asp?itemname=news&newsid=423

Massu övertygade mot Acasuso

Den dubble chilenske OS-guld medaljören övertygade stort under onsdagen när han inför en fullsatt centercourt och strålande sol slog ut argentinaren Jose Acasuso i två raka set, 6-4 6-2. Matchen var oviss på pappret och i inbördes möten stod det 2-2 innan matchen, i den statistiken tog nu Massu ledningen.

I första set räckte ett break för att Massu skulle knipa setet. Efter stabilt baslinjespel blandat med enkla misstag av argentinaren kunde Massu serva hem setet 6-4. I andra set breakade chilenaren till 2-1 efter ett dåligt game av Acasuso. Massu spelade med bra längd matchen igenom och gav aldrig argentinaren någon chans att dominera med sin forehand. Ytterligare ett break till 4-1 räckte för att Massu sedan kunde serva hem matchen.

Efter matchen sade Massu:

-Jag spelade riktigt bra. Det är skönt att vara i kvartsfinal här i Båstad, det är min fjärde gång jag är här och första gången jag når kvarten. Jag ska försöka nå semifinal, dock har jag en svår nästa motståndare oavsett om det blir världsfemman Davydenko eller Schukin.

Massu convicingly over Acasuso

Before a full centre court and brilliant sun the double Olympic gold medalist from Chile Nicolas Massu convincingly knocked out Argentine Jose Acasuso in 2 straight sets 6-4 6-2. The match on paper was uncertain and they were 2-2 in previous matches and now Massu takes the lead.

In the 1st set Massu one break was enough to win the set. After solid baseline play mixed in with simple mistakes from the Argentine Massu could serve it out 6-4. In the 2nd set the Chilean broke at 2-1 after a bad game from Acasuso. Massu played a very good match and didn't give the Argentine no chance to dominate with his forehand. Earlier a break at 4-1 and Massu was able to close out the match.

Massu said. "I played very well and it's nice to be in the quarter final in Båstad. This is my fourth time here and the first I am in the quarters. I will attempt to make the semis, though I have a difficult opponent regardless whether it is number 5 in the world Davydenko or Schukin"

Action Jackson
09-24-2006, 09:43 AM
http://www.theage.com.au/news/Sport/Nalbandian-hammers-nail-in-Aussie-coffin/2006/09/24/1159036397358.html


Nalbandian hammers nail in Aussie coffin

In the end - and the end came very quickly - David Nalbandian had the last laugh, Argentina's tennis ironman delivering on his promise to lead his country to a crushing victory over Australia.

After Jose Acasuso returned to complete a 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-2 6-1 victory over Lleyton Hewitt in the second singles rubber, Nalbandian teamed with Agustin Calleri to bury Australia for the second year running with a 6-4 6-4 7-5 whipping of Wayne Arthurs and Paul Hanley.

The doubles triumph at Parque Roca Stadium gave Argentina an unassailable 3-0 advantage in the claycourt semi-final and its first Davis Cup final in 25 years.

Inspired by a capacity crowd of 14,000 mostly partisan fans, including a shirt-waving and at times delirious-looking Diego Maradona, Nalbandian had put the hosts up 1-0 on Saturday when he outclassed Mark Philippoussis 6-4 6-3 6-3.

However rain and fading light forced an early finish to the opening day, with Acasuso leading Hewitt 4-0 in the fifth set.

Before the tie, Nalbandian, who had won three rubbers to pilot Argentina to a 4-1 success over Australia in a grasscourt quarter-final last year in Sydney, had somewhat arrogantly dismissed the visiting team's chances of gaining revenge in Buenos Aires.

But the world No.4 proved true to his word.

"I wasn't surprised by this 3-0 win," Nalbandian said after enhancing his already impeccable claycourt record in Davis Cup to 10 wins from 10 matches on the slow surface, and to 18-3 overall in the competition.

"When I talk, I do it."

Argentina will play either Russia or the USA in the December 1-3 final and will be attempting to win the Cup for the first time.

The South Americans have only once before made the final, a Guillermo Vilas-inspired Argentine outfit falling 3-1 to the US in Cincinnati in 1981.

Australia's defeat left captain John Fitzgerald staring down the barrel of back-to-back 5-0 drubbings in Buenos Aires, having been whitewashed in the first round four years ago with a depleted line-up devoid of Hewitt and Philippoussis.

"The court was pretty slow and tough for us. It's difficult to come here and win in these conditions because Argentina have a world-class team," Fitzgerald said.

He felt Hewitt's first five-set loss in more than three years knocked the stuffing out of Australia's campaign.

"Lleyton's record over five sets in the last year or two is quite phenomenal. He doesn't lose too many when he goes to the fifth so, at two sets to one up, you'd back him in.

"So that was very much a difficult one for us to recover from."

Acasuso was glad he wasn't armed with the knowledge of Hewitt's run of 11 straight five-set triumphs that had included the scalps of Nalbandian, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Juan Carlos Ferrero and, most recently, French young gun Richard Gasquet at this month's US Open.

From 2-1 and a break point up in the fourth set, Hewitt uncharacteristically dropped nine games in a row.

But the most successful singles player in Australian Davis Cup history offered no excuses, saying against a streaky player like Acasuso he simply had to take his half chances, and he wasn't able to do so.

With Hewitt the only Australian in the world's top 100 and the futures of 35-year-old Wayne Arthurs, the oldest player on the ATP Tour, and Philippoussis, 30 in six weeks and struggling to rediscover his once formidable game, this loss may signal the end of a golden era for Australia in Davis Cup.

Hewitt, Philippoussis, Pat Rafter, Arthurs and the Woodies - Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde - have helped Australia reach four finals, a semi-final and quarter-final - for two trophies - in the past eight years.

"We have had a good run from these guys. They've been a credit to themselves, to their families and to the sport," Fitzgerald said.

"Its tough on a world stage to compete and to get to this last four and to win a Davis Cup. We need to keep trying to develop players. Its not a short-term process."

Action Jackson
09-24-2006, 09:46 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/sport/2006/09/24/stdav224.xml

Acasuso heroics help Argentina reach final

Argentina reached the Davis Cup final for the second time when victory in the doubles gave them an unassailable 3-0 lead over Australia in Buenos Aires yesterday.

David Nalbandian, a former runner-up at Wimbledon, and Agustin Calleri beat Paul Hanley and Wayne Arthurs 6-4 6-4 7-5 to put the Argentines, losing finalists in 1981, into December's final against either Russia or the United States.

Russia led 2-1 in the other semi-final in Moscow after the American twins Bob and Mike Bryan beat Mikhail Youzhny and Dmitry Tursunov 6-3 6-4 6-2.

Nalbandian had given Argentina their first point by beating Mark Philippoussis in the opening singles on Friday and Jose Acasuso finished off a see-saw five-set win over Lleyton Hewitt early yesterday.

The second rubber had been suspended due to rain and fading light on Friday evening with Acasuso 4-0 up in the fifth set.

After completing a 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-2 6-1 victory, Acasuso said: "I've beaten higher-ranked players in the past but to win at home in a Davis Cup semi-final with 14,000 people watching me here makes it one of the most important wins of my career."

Hewitt, the former world No 1, said the turning point came early in the fourth set when he squandered three break points and had his serve broken in the next game, before Acasuso went on to reel off eight games in a row. "It was not taking those half chances which made the difference," he said.

Action Jackson
09-24-2006, 09:51 AM
http://www.smh.com.au/news/tennis/acasuso-win-puts-argentina-in-complete-control/2006/09/24/1158431956007.html

Acasuso win puts Argentina in complete control

Lleyton Hewitt on Saturday suffered his first five-set defeat in more than three years to leave Australia needing a minor miracle to win its Davis Cup semi-final against Argentina in Buenos Aires.

World No.25 Jose Acasuso completed a rain-delayed 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-2 6-1 victory over Hewitt after returning to Parque Roca Stadium leading 4-0 in the fifth set.

David Nalbandian had put the hosts up 1-0 in the best-of-five-match tie when he outclassed Mark Philippoussis 6-4 6-3 6-3 in Friday's opening singles rubber.

Wayne Arthurs and Paul Hanley must beat Nalbandian and Agustin Calleri in Saturday's doubles to keep alive Australia's slim chances of making this year's Cup final.

Hewitt's loss was his first in five sets since losing as top seed to Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the third round of the 2003 French Open.

His run of 11 straight wins in matches going the full distance included triumphs over tennis heavyweights Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, David Nalbandian, Juan Carlos Ferrero and, most recently, young French star Richard Gasquet at this month's US Open.

But against Acasuso Hewitt was not the same player that had made the 25-year-old the most successful singles player in Australian Davis Cup history.

He looked like running away with the match after taking the first set in quick fashion on Friday.

And, even after Acasuso stole the second, Hewitt seemed back in control when he went two sets to one up and established break points in the fourth game of the fourth set.

The free-swinging Acasuso, though, began finding his range and reeled off nine straight games to be on the verge of a stirring comeback win when rain intervened on Friday.

Hewitt made the perfect start upon Saturday's resumption, breaking Acasuso on the very first point of the day to keep his hopes alive.

But the South Australian uncharacteristically gifted the break straight back from 30-love up on serve with two double-faults followed by two successive unforced errors.

Acasuso coolly served out the match and dropped to his knees in jubilation after pushing Argentina to within one more win of only its second ever Davis Cup final.

The South Americans lost to the USA in their only previous final back in 1981.

Action Jackson
09-26-2006, 07:38 AM
http://www.diariohoy.net/notas/verNoticia.phtml/html/268480362/

DEPORTES La convicción de Agustín Calleri

“Lo importante es que somos un equipo”

Faltan más de dos meses, pero todo el país palpita la final de la Davis. Y el cordobés Calleri encuentra el secreto en que ahora conforman un grupo unido. Los conflictos de Vilas y Clerc o Coria y Gaudio quedaron atrás


La unión hace la fuerza. Ese parece ser el lema del equipo argentino de Copa Davis y así se mostraron sus protagonistas durante todo el fin de semana. Lejos de las escenas de vedettismo de la época de Vilas y Clerc, pero también de los conatos de conflicto que se vivieron hace muy poco, con Guillermo Coria y Gastón Gaudio, esta vez en el cuarteto argentino reina la paz. Todos tiran para adelante y con buena cara. Y eso lo ratificó Agustín Calleri, al que le tocó quedarse afuera de los singles en el primer día, pero que terminó por dar el tercer punto en el dobles junto a Nalbandian.
“Cualquiera de los tres podía jugar el viernes o el sábado, nadie quedó afuera de nada. Esto es un equipo y a uno le puede pasar jugar con la serie liquidada, como me pasó a mí en otras oportunidades. Acá ganamos los cuatro, es así. A veces es difícil porque todos tenemos ganas de jugar, pero yo creo que es la primera vez que un equipo llega a la final de la Copa Davis”, dijo el cordobés. Eso se notó en la cancha y se transmitió el público, que también jugó su partido.
El Gordo, además, se tomó el tiempo para analizar la serie: “El objetivo era definirla el sábado, dependíamos mucho del partido de Chucho porque era el más importante del viernes. El doble fue fundamental porque estar el sábado 3-0 arriba te da mucha tranquilidad y menos estrés. Para jugarlo se necesita comunicación, un entendimiento mutuo, tiene que haber química y con David la tenemos dentro y fuera de la cancha. Lo conozco mucho desde chico, de los provinciales y los nacionales y nos llevamos muy bien dentro y fuera de la cancha”.
En la misma sintonía opinó al respecto José Acasuso, el misionero que le dio a Argentina el punto más importante, tras derrotar a Lleyton Hewitt en el segundo single. El, pese a todo, se niega a ser considerado un jugador copero. “Para serlo hay que jugar varias series más. Recién es mi tercera serie y por suerte lo pude hacer bien de local y cuando me tocó jugar el dobles en Croacia. Estoy contento porque me tocó jugar bien para Argentina y por darle mis puntos al país. Eso es lo fundamental y por lo que todos estamos jugando. Estamos ante una posibilidad histórica y ojalá podamos terminar el año de la mejor manera y con el objetivo que queremos todos”, concluyó Chucho. Faltan dos meses para jugar la final


Summary:

"What is important is that we are a team"


There is less than two months to go, but the whole country is palpitates for the Davis Cup final. Calleri the man from Cordoba has found the secret and the team form a united group. The conflicts between Vilas and Clerc or Coria and Gaudio have been left behind.

Strength through unity seems to be the motto of the Argentine Davis Cup team. The protagonists all played on the weekend. Far from the vengeful scenes during the historical time of Vilas and Clerc and the unresolved conflict between Guillermo Coria and Gastón Gaudio, this Argentine quartet reign in peace. It’s full steam ahead and it looks good. Agustin Calleri said that it was his turn to miss out for the singles on the first day, but that was forgotten when along with Nalbandian in the doubles they got the third point.

“Any of the three could have played on Friday and Saturday and no one feels left out. This is a team and one can play when the matches are settled, as has happened to me in the past. Here we are four and at times it’s difficult cause we all want to play, but I believe that for the first time this is a team (in an Argentine context) that reaches the final of the Davis Cup.” Calleri said. It was noted on the court and the public played its part. El Gordo analysed the series. “The objective was to win it on Saturday and we depended on Chucho, because it was the most important match on Friday. The doubles was fundamental because to be 3-0 on Saturday relives stress and makes it calm. To play well communication is needed, a mutual understanding and there has to be chemistry and with David we have it on and off court. I know him well the boy from the provinces and the national team and we carry ourselves very well on and off court.”

In the same tune and respect to Jose Acasuso, the misionero who gave Argentina the most important point, after defeating Lleyton Hewitt in the second singles. In spite of this he refuses to be considered a cup player. “ To be one, I must play several more series. Recently this is my third series and fortunately I could well at home and in the doubles in Croatia. I am happy because I have played well for Argentina and giving them points for my country. This is the fundamental thing for which we are all playing for. We have a historic possibility and I hope we can finish the year in a good way and with our objective,” concluded Acasuso. They are waiting for two months to play final and the dream is still alive.

lau
09-26-2006, 10:10 PM
Sorry guys, will try to translate it later. It`s a short but really nice interview :)
The pics of the article are in the pics thread. ;)


MANO A MANO CON ACASUSO
Yo te avisé

En febrero, Acasuso predijo cómo seguiría la Davis y acertó las semifinales y la final. Hoy mantiene el deseo del 4-1 a Rusia. Y anuncia: "Si ganamos, me rapo".

JORGE VIALE jviale@ole.com.ar
José Acasuso explora con la cuchara el helado de dulce de leche y alza por un momento la voz para confesar: "Por más concentrado que estés, aunque sea Copa Davis, es imposible que no relojees alguna chica cuando estás jugando. Imposible". :haha: Es el inevitable tema de conversación de una mesa misionera en su mayoría: Chucho, su hermano Juan y los amigos Raúl y Fernando (el Pulga, prefiere que lo llamen), más Ponta (rosarino él) y Olé. Placentera tarde de lunes, imposible no girar el cuello en forma continua, aun a riesgo de tortícolis, sentados en Janio, un barcito de Palermo (a secas). A José se lo nota contento por el rato entre amigos; asegura que, tras los festejos, esta vez sí durmió lo suficiente. "Siete horas más o menos. Igual, estoy bastante destruido". Por eso, canceló su visita a Metz (la semana próxima) y volverá al circuito en Viena.

El 5-0 sobre Australia, su aporte clave con la victoria sobre Lleyton Hewitt, revive en los diarios. Ahora es tiempo de pensar en la histórica clasificación a la final con Rusia. Para Chucho no es novedad... Sí, él ya lo sabía, y el documento que llevó Olé lo comprueba. En una producción para el diario, consumada la victoria sobre Suecia en febrero, Chucho armó su prote (prode de tenis) y vislumbró una final con Rusia. "No te puedo creer que guardaste el papel", se asombra. Ahí está el documento con números de su puño y letra: acertó cómo se desarrollaría el cuadro y también le pegó en un par de series difíciles, como la victoria de Rusia en Francia o el 3-2 exacto de los rivales de la final sobre Estados Unidos.

—¿Mantenés el 4-1 que pusiste sobre la final?

—Sí (lo dice bien seguro).

"¿Y el punto que se pierde cuál es?", se viste de periodista Raúl. "Uno contra Safin puede ser. David contra Davydenko no pierde ni en pedo, estoy seguro", afirma con convicción.

—Primera vez en Rusia...

—Sí. No fui a Moscú ni San Petersburgo. Decían que te hacían problema con la plata extranjera y que te revisaban mucho los bolsos. ¿Frío? Va a ser terrible. Estaría bueno ir 10 ú 11 días antes para acostumbrarse.

El viaje a Moscú tendrá una contra: consumirá el tiempo de pretemporada para el 2007. "Sí, sólo un trabajo de mantenimiento en diciembre. Se va a acortar el tiempo de vacaciones también", cuenta sin resignación José y anuncia: "Si gano la Davis me rapo".

Listo el postre, llega el momento de la cuenta. "¿Ah, ése es Acasuso? Viene hace rato acá pero no sabía que era él", se disculpa la moza. Hace cuatro años que José se instaló en Palermo y en los comienzos vivió con su hermano, Raúl, y Alexis, amigo que volvió a Posadas para criar a sus gemelos. "A mí siempre me tocaba más lavar que cocinar", admite José. "Teníamos un reglamento interno, se lo hicimos firmar a todos, constatado por Juan, que es abogado", detalla Raúl. "Por ejemplo, el que venía a comer sin avisar debía lavar el baño. Todo era a reglamento: cocinar, bañarse, traer minas, lo que fuere...".

José retoma el relato. "Teníamos un cuaderno en el que pegábamos sobres con nuestros nombres. Ahí poníamos los vueltos y los tickets, después dividíamos la plata. El reglamento estaba en la heladera, a la vista". Raúl rebobina y se centra en las noches de metegol en Posadas. "Fue antes de que él viniera a Buenos Aires, a los 16. Jugábamos con unos vagos de ahí, éramos fanáticos", cuenta. Ponta revela el costado remolón del amigo famoso. "Me llamaba el entrenador y decía: ''¿Cómo, son las 12 y todavía duerme?''". Por las dudas, José aclara: "Eso era antes, ahora cambié". Por el viaje a Buenos Aires, debió dejar el básquet que practicaba de noche, después del tenis, en el club Itapúa de Posadas.

¿Cómo se sintieron el sábado, cuando Chucho enganchó el primer drive en la reanudación contra Hewitt? "Tuve un poco de miedo", admite el Pulga. Raúl contradice: "Sufrí más con el checo Friedl en Viña del Mar. Yo estaba ahí". José aporta: "Contra Johansson en la Davis, ahí también sufrieron".

—Lo dijo Calleri ayer, también Mancini: el deseo es que se mantenga la misma formación...

—Me gustaría que fuéramos los cuatro de todo el año, pero también debemos jugar bien la gira que viene, seguir demostrando. ¿Cañas? El nivel lo tiene, yo practiqué con él, el tema es que por ahora jugará torneos más chicos...

¿Les pagaría Chucho un viaje a Rusia a sus amigos de siempre? José sonríe y escarba con la cucharita. Sin comentarios por ahora.

http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1278679&fecha=20060926


And next to this image (thumbnail) says:
http://img28.imagevenue.com/loc389/th_12558_4_122_389lo.jpg (http://img28.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=12558_4_122_389lo.jpg)
El 13 de febrero, tras el 5-0 a Suecia, le pedimos a Acasuso que completara la llave de cuartos. Chucho acertó la semi y final, y tiró un 4-1 para Argentina.

The 13th of February, after the 5-0 against Sweden, we asked Acasuso to complete the QFs draw. Chucho was right about the semifinal and final and predicted a 4-1 for Argentina (I supose this 4-1 is Chucho`s "prediction" for the final)

anna10
09-27-2006, 03:52 AM
Thank you, lau!

Action Jackson
09-27-2006, 01:39 PM
Chucho has pulled out Metz and he will come back in Vienna.

Choupi
09-27-2006, 01:57 PM
I think I can definitely forget about thinking of some nice thread title for that event. I'm pretty much disappointed but he made the decision, so I have to respect it.

lau
09-27-2006, 11:51 PM
I think I can definitely forget about thinking of some nice thread title for that event. I'm pretty much disappointed but he made the decision, so I have to respect it.
:hug: I`m sure you`ll have a great time anyway :D
Chucho has pulled out Metz and he will come back in Vienna.
Thanks for pointing that out, George. I didn`t realise I could at least translate that instead of those lines about Chucho predicting DC results :lol:
Will try to translate the whole article once I have some time. Don`t know if that will be before the upgrade......

lau
09-29-2006, 10:53 AM
Will try to translate the whole article once I have some time. Don`t know if that will be before the upgrade......

That will be during the weekend;)

Action Jackson
10-01-2006, 04:19 PM
That will be during the weekend;)

Looks like I am going to have to translate thm tomorrow.:)

lau
10-01-2006, 04:39 PM
Looks like I am going to have to translate thm tomorrow.:)

:lol: Half of the work is done ;) It`s still the weekend :p

lau
10-01-2006, 06:43 PM
Disclaimer: :p I`m not the best one translating… Some things are translated as it might be said in English and not literally (there is some slang and Argentine or Spanish expressions). And some other things are not well translated at all :lol:
Here it is...., I hope everything is understood...


FACE TO FACE WITH ACASUSO
I told you

In February Acasuso predicted how the DC would continue and he guessed right the semifinals and final. Today he continues wishing a 4-1 against Russia. And announces: “If we win, I`ll shave my head”



JORGE VIALE jviale@ole.com.ar
José Acasuso "explores" with the spoon a “dulce de leche” icecream and raises his voice to confess: “Even if you`re focused, even if you`re playing Davis Cup, it`s impossible not to “check” a girl while you`re playing. Impossible”. It`s the inevitable topic in an almost completely Missionary conversation table: Chucho, his brother Juan and the friends Raúl and Fernando (prefers to be called Pulga), plus Ponta (he`s from Rosario) and Olè.
Seated in Janio, a little bar in Palermo, in a pleasant Monday afternoon, it was imposible not to turn the head continuously, even despite the risk of having a tiff neck . It´s clear that spending this time with friends makes Josè happy. He says that this time after celebrating he slept enough: “Seven hours more less. I feel destroyed anyway”. That`s why he cancelled his visit to Metz (the next week) and will come back in Viena.

The 5-0 score against Australia, his important contribution with the victory over Lleyton Hewitt, revives (I hope this is the word) in the newspapers. Now it`s time to think in the historic qualification for the final against Russia. This is no news for Chucho… Yes, he already knew it and the document that Olè brought proves it. In one of the newspaper`s production after the victory against Sweden in February, Chucho made his “prote” (in referense to the “Prode”, a game where you predict football results) and he glimpsed a final against Russia. “I can`t believe you kept the paper”, he says surprised. There`s the document with numbers written by his hand: he was right about the draw and he guessed a couple of difficult ties, like Russia`s victory against France or the 3-2 of the Russians against USA.

-Do you mantain the 4-1 you predicted for the final?
-Yes (and he says it surely)

"And which is the lost point?", asks Raùl as a journalist. “One can be against Safin. David against Davydenko won`t lose it “even drunk” (that´s an argentine expresión, don´t take it literally :lol: and it is used very frecuently..., sounds too over the top when it`s translated) , I`m sure”, he affirms with conviction.

- First time in Russia…

-Yes. I didn´t go to Moscow or St. Petesburg. It was said that you have problems with foreign money and they checked a lot the luggage. Cold? It will be terrible. It would be good being there 10 or 11 days befote to get used to it.

The trip to Moscow will have a con: it will take time of the 2007 pre-season.
“yes, I only a “maintaining work” in December. The time for vacations will be shorter too.”, says José without resignation and announces: “If I win the DC, I shave my head”.

The dessert is ready and the bill arrives. “Ah! That`s Acasuso? He has been coming here for some time, but I didn`t know it was him”, apologizes the waitress. José have been living in Palermo for 4 years and in the beginning he lived with his brother, Raúl and Alexis, a friend that came back to Posadas to raise his twins. “I always did more the dish washing than cooking”, José admits. “We had an intern rule book, we made everyone sign it, certified by Juan, who`s a lawyer” details Raúl. “For example, then one who came to eat without notice had to clean the bathroom. Everything was ruled: cooking, taking baths, bringing women, everything…”

José continues, “We had a notebook in which be glued envelopes with our names. There we put the bills and change and then we divided the money. The rules were in the fridge so everyone could see them”. Raùl rewinds and focuses in the “metegol” (table football) nights in Posadas. “It was before we came to Buenos Aires, when we were 16. We played with some guys there, we were fantastic”, he says. Ponta reveals the lazy side of the famous friend. “The coach called me and said: It`s 12 and he`s still sleeping?” José clarifies any doubt: “That was time ago, I changed now”. Due to the trip to Buenos Aires he had to quit the basquetball he practiced at night, after tennis, in the Itapúa Club in Posadas.

-How did you feel on Saturday, when Chucho “enganchó” (¿hooked? didn`t hit well the ball) the first drive after the rain interruption during the match against Hewitt?" “I was a little scared”, Pulga admits. Raúl contradicts: “I suffered more with Friedl, the Czech, in Viña del Mar. I was there”. José adds: “They suffered against Johansson in the DC too”

- Calleri said it yesterday and Mancini too: the desire is to maintain the same team…

-I would like to be the four of us during the whole year, but we have to play well the next indoor tour too, continue demonstrating. Cañas? He has got the level, I practiced with him, the thing is that for now he will play smaller tournaments …

Will Chucho pay the trip to Russia to his (best? lifetime?) friends? José smiles and continues playing with the spoon. No comments for for the momment.




http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1278679&fecha=20060926

anna10
10-01-2006, 07:23 PM
Thank you very much, lau, enjoyed the read.

Choupi
10-02-2006, 04:20 AM
Very interesting Lau. Thanks for the hard work. :)

Action Jackson
10-02-2006, 05:26 AM
Great article and good answers from Chucho and you did very well with the translation Lau.

lau
10-02-2006, 10:44 AM
You`re welcome, people :) I`m glad you enjoyed it.
I just corrected a couple of typos and little things...
About the interview..., I think it´s nice that he has got such close friends outside the tennis world. I allways thought that`s a sign of mental health :lol:

maria87
10-02-2006, 01:27 PM
HI, i saw Tennis Pro this Friday!! it was entirely dedicated to Davis Cup and it was really funny! about Chucho, all were joking with him because he "lost" his gf! he is single now, they said!;)

Hendu
10-04-2006, 11:48 AM
Good translation Lau.

Nobody saw Chucho saying that he will retire in 2009?

That was in Tennis Pro.

I don't know how serious he was being, though.

lau
10-04-2006, 02:01 PM
Good translation Lau.

Nobody saw Chucho saying that he will retire in 2009?

That was in Tennis Pro.

I don't know how serious he was being, though.

Even if he was serious about it, he can allways change his mind. :p Many things can happen in 3 years..., bad (for example injuries) and good ones (f. ex. big titles) ;)
You never know... :)

EDIT: For the record, I didn´t watch Tennis Pro :lol:

Nathaliia
10-04-2006, 02:03 PM
Thanks Lau :wavey:

And hopefully this 2009 is not true :unsure:

Action Jackson
10-04-2006, 02:16 PM
Acasuso quiere lo que no pudo el fútbol

El tenista misionero, José “Chucho” Acasuso, anhela lograr lo que no pudo el fútbol ni el básquet, traer una copa mundial a la Argentina.

http://www.misionesonline.net/2006/fotos/foto2/13269_2.jpg

Disfrutando de despejarse de todo lo generado el pasado fin de semana por la Copa Davis, el tenista misionero José Acasuso siguió visitando los programas más vistos por todo el país. Esta vez, Chucho estuvo en "Jamón del Medio", espacio conducido por Miguel Ángel Rodríguez y Gastón Recondo.

El posadeño comenzó recordando sus inicios en el Tenis: "Comencé a jugar desde los 3 años. Mi papá fue mi primer profesor, mis dos hermanos mayores ya practicaban y yo los molestaba en la parte de afuera de la cancha".

Asimismo, el número 26 del ranking de la ATP destacó que además del tenis siempre le gustó el básquet, y que su padre le dijo que tenía que elegir alguno para dedicarse a pleno... Y no se equivocó.

"A los 16 me fui a vivir a Buenos Aires con mis hermanos, en ese momento me ofrecieron para ir a Francia y representar a ese país en la Copa Davis. Estuve dos semanas en Europa, no aguanté y regresé. Luego mis tíos me ayudaron para que siga entrenando y así pude participar de mis primeros campeonatos profesionales", resumió Acasuso.

Por otro lado, entre Recondo, el propio tensita y Rodríguez discutieron la labor de un psicólogo en el tenis. Pero Chucho sacó la idea principal, comentó que "el psicólogo te ayuda como un profesional, no como un amigo. Te da una mano cuando estás afuera durante mucho tiempo y no tenés a tus familiares, para mí es muy importante. Soy alguien que le cuesta mucho abrirse para hablar, pero con las únicas personas con las que no tengo restricciones es con mi hermano y con mi psicólogo", confesó.

Finalizando, Acasuso habló sobre la final de la Davis que se disputará el 1, 2 y 3 de diciembre ante Rusia: "Ojalá que podamos traer la Copa. Ni el fútbol, ni el básquet lo pudo hacer, así que esperemos que sea el tenis", anheló.

Summary

I am not a native Spanish speaker and some things had to be changed to make it readable, but this is the context.

Acasuso wants to do what the football team could not

The misionero tennis player Jose "Chucho" Acasuso longs to achieve what the football and the basketball team didn't, that is bring a World Cup to Argentina.
Enjoying the freedom from all the interest generated from the Davis Cup last weekend, the misionero player Jose Acasuso continued to be on the most popular programs nationally. This time Chucho was on "Jamón del Medio" hosted by Miguel Angel Rodriguez and Gastón Recondo.

The man from Posadas began recalling his beginning in tennis. "I started playing when I was 3. My father was my trainer and my two older brothers already started and I bothered them in the space away from the court."

The number 26 ranked player on ATP also liked basketball besides tennis and his father told him that he had to choose one and be fully dedicated to it. This choice was not a mistake.

"At 16 I went to live in Buenos Aires with my brothers, then they offered me a chance to go to France and represent them in Davis Cup. I was in Europe for two weeks and I didn't endure it and returned home. Then my aunt and uncle helped me continue with the coaching and then I was able to participate in my first professional championships", summarised Acasuso.

On the other hand, among Recondo, the typical tennis player and Rodriguez they discussed the work of the psychologist in tennis. But Chucho refuted the main idea, commented that "the psychologist helps you as a professional, not like a friend. Is to give you a hand when you are outside for a long time and not have your relatives, for me is very important. I am someone that takes a lot of time to open up and speak, but with the only people that I have no restrictions with are my brother and with my psychologist", confessed.

Finally, Acasuso spoke about the Davis Cup final which be played from December 1-3 in Russia. "I hope that we can bring home the Davis Cup. Neither the football, nor the basketball team could do it, so we expect it will be the tennis team that longs for it.

anna10
10-04-2006, 03:58 PM
Thanks for the translation, GWH. I had the article in a stack to read, but some days my high school Spanish goes further than others.

lau
10-04-2006, 09:04 PM
Thanks for the article, George. :) The translation is really well ;)
Geeez, I hate when I read that players I like have been in TV shows and I don`t watch it :mad:

sonatinca
10-05-2006, 12:51 PM
Thanx for very interesting articles!
The only thing I cant understand, what do they mean when they use word "misionero" :confused:

anna10
10-05-2006, 01:06 PM
Thanx for very interesting articles!
The only thing I cant understand, what do they mean when they use word "misionero" :confused:
Misiones is the region of Argentina he is from, so the people are misionero/a.

sonatinca
10-05-2006, 01:45 PM
anna10
Oh, really? Didnt know that. Thank you!
That's really interesting :)

lau
10-06-2006, 09:46 AM
Misiones is the northestern Argentine province Chucho is from. :)
http://www.cfired.org.ar/imagenes/provin/proin/mapabco.gif

Action Jackson
10-09-2006, 01:40 AM
This is the full list for the Copa de Argentina tenis exho held in the middle of December.

The list so far

José Acasuso
Guillermo Cañas
Juan Ignacio Chela
Juan Mónaco
Agustín Calleri
Gaston Gaudio
Juan Martin Del Potro
Carlos Moyá
Nicolas Massú
Luis Horna
Martín Vassallo Argüello
Mariano Zabaleta

Choupi
10-09-2006, 04:21 AM
Sounds like a great list for sure. Thanks.

lau
10-29-2006, 05:53 AM
This interview appeared in the October issue of "Solo Tenis" Magazine. Sorry for the delay :lol: Won´t be able to translate it, sorry. Maybe George or someone else can make a summary. IMHO, what`s new is what`s in the last 4 questions (apart from the "ping pong" if you`re interested to know what`s his favourite colour :p )
Already posted the pic of the magazine in the pics thread ;) http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4366397&postcount=252

site of the magazine: www.tenniscom.com

Chucho la tiene re-clara
por Eduardo Puppo

Ping pong
¿Asado a pasta?
Asado
¿Vino tinto o blanco?
Tinto
¿Mar o montaña?
Mar
¿Frío o calor?
Calor
¿Un color?
Amarillo
¿Un auto?
Audi
¿Amanecer o atardecer?
Amanecer
¿Vida nocturna o diurna?
Nocturna
¿Deporte fuera del tenis?
Básquet
¿Una ciudad?
Buenos Aires
¿Un número?
10
¿Tipo de música?
Rock and roll



José Acasuso fue algo así como el héroe que derrotó al villano en una película inolvidable, durante el comienzo de la primavera de nuestro país. A un mes y medio de la final mundial de la Copa Davis analiza su lugar en el equipo y las consecuencias del éxito.


Al ganarle al “malo” del fin de semana histórico, José “Chucho” Acasuso se convirtió en el personaje más buscado luego de la victoria sobre los australianos. No hubo medio periodístico que no intentara tenerlo como invitado y dio más notas que en los últimos años como jugador profesional. Su triunfo sobre Lleyton Hewitt lo catapultó a otro escalón en su pirámide de valores deportivos. Es uno de los indicados para estar junto a David Nalbandian en Diciembre frente a los rusos aunque con la parsimonia que lo caracteriza, este misionero alto y callado prefiere manejarse con cautela y esperar a ver la evolución de los posibles integrantes para el “asalto final” hacia la conquista de la Copa Davis. Horas después de la gran batalla, Acasuso estuvo en la presentación de la serie de challengers que se disputará en Latinoamérica, como abanderado de los que “alguna vez” participaron en esas giras cruciales para la evolución de un tenista. Más tranquilo que durante la copa Davis habló de sus comienzos en ese tipo de torneos, de cómo ve la serie con Rusia y un plus relacionado con las exigencias que se le presentan de ahora en más.
¿Cómo quedaste después de tres días tan intensos en la Copa Davis?
Juga Copa Davis desgasta más que jugar por uno mismo. Hay tantos valores diferentes en juego que uno termina agotado, más mental que físicamente. Ahora que ganamos y conocemos al rival, no hay que relajarse. Hay que mentalizarse para la última parte del año.
¿Te sentís titular asegurado?
No, para nada. Es muy importante mantener el nivel para poder ser convocado para la final, algo que todos soñamos jugar apenas empuñamos una raqueta. Yo creo que si los cuatro chicos que estuvimos en las tres primeras series mantenemos el buen nivel, vamos a tener prioridad para ser elegidos. Pero hay que seguir enfocado en el circuito para obtener resultados, algo que puede servir para que nos llegue esa convocatoria. Tienen que jugar los que mejor estén en ese momento de acuerdo al país que tenemos que enfrentar.
¿Cómo tenés previsto entrenar para llegar en condiciones óptimas si te eligen?
Creo que todos vamos a tratar de jugar en canchas similares a la que nos pondrán en la final. Obviamente no es lo mismo, porque varían las velocidades y porque también tendremos un clima muy diferente, con muchísimo frío. Pero el equipo debería viajar a Rusia con la mayor antelación posible para adaptarse a las condiciones. Seguramente será una cancha muy rápida y al menos hay que disponer de diez días para aclimatarse. Si mantenemos el nivel tendremos muchas chances de ganar. Yo aspiro a salir campeón como también a seguir mejorando mi ranking, pero no me vuelvo loco porque sé que en cualquier momento puede llegar.
Ahora que te conocen todos, que te llaman para notas, que la gente se saca fotos con vos…¿Cuáles son las exigencias menos soportales cuando llegás tan alto en un deporte? ¿Qué cosas no te gustan?
Quizás la presión que pone la prensa, aunque entiendo que el lógico que así sea y más si estamos viviendo un momento tan especial como disputar la final mundial de la Copa Davis. Ahora tal vez no somos tan favoritos como lo fuimos en las series anteriores. Iremos de punto y entonces aquella presión baja un poco. Pero en líneas generales el exitismo del periodismo, que quiere que sigamos ganando es un tema para sobrellevar y se convierte en una carga extra. Pero repito que es lógico, no es una crítica. Y por supuesto también está la gente que desea la victoria tanto como nosotros. Pero son todas cosas buenas y positivas que tenemos que tratar de disfrutar y aprovechar al máximo. No hay mucha contras. Sin dudas todo va de la mano. Si a uno le va bien hay más gente que te sigue, o la prensa misma. Son las reglas del juego cuando las cosas marchan correctamente. Cuando te va mal nadie se acuerda de vos. Es normal.
¿Cuándo te fue mal pensaste alguna vez en dejar el tenis?
Y… Sí. Aunque en realidad no cuando me fue mal, sino cuando estuve mucho tiempo lesionado. Pensaba que nunca más volvería a estar bien físicamente. Creía que si entraba a una cancha me iba a lesionar de nuevo y así siempre… En ese instante la incertidumbre fue fatal, realmente sentía que si jugaba me podía lesionar. Por suerte logré superarlo y hoy estoy muy contento de estar donde estoy, de mi evolución como jugador y también como persona.
¿Quién te informó que eras jugador de Copa David?
Me llamó Luli (Mancini) a Viña del Mar este año. Justo había terminado de jugar las semifinales de singles y recibí el llamado a mi celular cuando iba a jugar la final de dobles junto a Prieto. Había rumores por allí que yo era uno de los candidatos, pero también estaban los otros jugadores que tenían todo el derecho de formar parte del equipo. Yo siempre mantuve la ilusión de ser llamado algún día y para eso debía hacer lo mejor posible jugando en el circuito. Aquel día, cuando llegué al club por la mañana, abrí los diarios en internet y leí que Gaudio no jugaba y yo era el siguiente, en todos los medios aparecía mi nombre muy firme, pero no quería pensar demasiado en eso. Entonces sonó el teléfono. Era Luli y me confirmó. Fue el primero en decírmelo.
¿Cuál fue tu reacción?
Me sentí muy, pero muy feliz. Aunque tenía la cabeza en el torneo porque hacía minutos nada más me había clasificado para la final contra Massú. Veía cumplido el sueño que me faltaba: jugar por mi país nada menos que por la Copa Davis.
Finalmente estuviste apoyando la gira de torneos challeger. ¿Es una forma de reconocer su importancia en los pasos iniciales del profesionalismo?
La mayoría pasamos por estos torneos. Lo necesitamos. Es muy honorable el esfuerzo que se hace para organizarlos aún luego de los problemas que tuvimos con el tema del dólar que complicó muchísimo su continuidad. Ojalá sea una fiesta. Tengo los recuerdos más lindos porque mi primer torneo importante fue en el ´99, en esta gira, y me sirvió para tomar confianza y hacerme conocido en Buenos Aires.

Action Jackson
11-06-2006, 02:49 AM
Are you going to translate this Lau or do I have to make a summary?

lau
11-06-2006, 10:22 AM
I think I`ll be able to do it today or tomorrow. :p I have more time these days.

There`s something for you in the Luli Mancini appreciation thread :angel:
Just kidding :lol: :p

anna10
11-06-2006, 05:44 PM
Thanks, lau. I'm trying to make out parts of it, but Spanish is really non-existent for me.

Also sorry if this is already posted; I recall other discussion -somewhere- about it and have been a good girl and tried a search but can't find it at all, but if the little spanish I can manage is correct, it seems Chucho will the final player for the Copa Vilas in december. As I recall he was named originally then a day or two later it was a "another player to be determined."

http://www.misionesonline.net/paginas/noticia2.php?db=noticias2006&id=15386

El Chucho jugará la Copa Vilas
José Acasuso, otro de los jugadores titulares del equipo argentino de Copa Davis, ha sido confirmado como el sexto jugador invitado para la edición 2006 de la Copa Vilas, que se disputará los días 7, 8 y 9 de diciembre en el Luna Park.

José Acasuso, otro de los jugadores titulares del equipo argentino de Copa Davis, ha sido confirmado como el sexto jugador invitado para la edición 2006 de la Copa Vilas, que se disputará los días 7, 8 y 9 de diciembre en el Luna Park.

De esta manera, Acasuso se suma al nombre de Agustín Calleri, el otro integrante del equipo de Copa Davis que unos días antes disputará la final por la Ensaladera de Plata en Moscú, Rusia.

Los otros jugadores que serán de la partida de la Copa Vilas son el ruso Nicolay Davydenko, el español Tommy Robredo (ambos clasificados para el Masters de Shanghai), y los argentinos Gastón Gaudio y Juan Martín del Potro.

Horarios de los Juegos

Cada una de las tres jornadas, 7, 8 y 9 de diciembre, comenzará a las 20.30.

lau
11-07-2006, 07:27 PM
Yes anna10, you`re right. According to the article he`ll play the Copa Vilas. :)

And I think I`ll be able to post the translation in some hours ;)

lau
11-08-2006, 01:44 AM
First of all, this is a quick translation, didn´t read it after finishing, so it has typos and mistakes fot sure.

Second…, an explanation…. “tenerla clara” is a typical argentine expression. It means knowing what you`re talking about or something similar.., means that something is crystal clear for you ;)…, so the title is

“Chucho knows what he’s talking about” or something like that :p

José Acasuso was something like the heroe that defeated the villain in an unforgettable movie, in the beginning of our country´ spring. A month and a half away from the Davis Cup final he analyses his place in the team and the consequences of success

Ping pong

Asado or pasta?
Asado
Red or white wine?
Red
Sea or mountain?
Sea
Cold or hot?
Hot
A colour?
Yellow
A car?
Audi
Sunrise or sun dusk?
Sunrise
Night life or day life?
Night life
Sport besides tennis?
Basketball
A city?
Buenos Aires
A number?
10
Kind of music?
Rock and roll

By winning to the “bad boy” of the historic weekend, José “Chucho” Acasuso became one of the most requested characters after the victory over the Australians. There was no media that didn’t try having him as guest and he gave more interviews than in the last years as professional player (this is probably true in Argentina). His victory over Lleyton Hewitt catapulted him to another step in his sporting values pyramid. He is one of the chosen to be next to David Nalbandian in December facing the Russians, although with the calm that characterizes this tall and quiet missionary he prefers being cautious and wait to see the evolution of the possible members of the team for the “final assault” towards the conquest of the Davis Cup. Hours after the big battle, Acasuso was in the presentation of the challengers series to be played in Latin America, as the flagman of the ones who once participated in this crucial tour for the evolution of a tennis player. More calmed than during the Davis Cup he talked about his beginnings in this kind of tournaments and about how he sees the tie against Russia and the exigencies to come from now on.


How do you were after three days so intense in the Davis Cup?
Playing Davis Cup “erodes”/tires you more than playing for yourself. There are so many different values at stake that you end up exhausted, more mentally than physically. Now that we won and we know the rival, we don’t have to get relaxed. We have to focus in the last part of the year.

Do you feel you’re a confirmed player?
No, not at all. It’s very important to keep the level to be called for the final, something all of us dream about since we took a racquet in our hands. I believe that if the four guys that played the three first ties keep the good level we’ll have priority in being called. But we have to continue focused in the (ATP) tour to have good results, something that could help us for being called. The ones with the best level, according to the country we’ll face are the ones that have to play.

How do you plan to train to reach the best condition if you are chosen?
I think all of us will try to play in similar courts to the ones we`ll have in the final. Obviously, it´s not the same, because the speed changes and we`ll have to play in a very different weather, very cold. But the team should travel to Russia as advanced as possible to adapt to the conditions. It will surely be a very quick surface and we`ll need at leats ten days to adapt. If we keep the level, we`ll have chances to win. I aspire to we champion as much as improving my ranking, but I won´t become crazy because I know it can happen in any moment.

Now that everyone knows you, you are called for interviews, people take photos with you, … which are the things you hardly bear with when you reach such a high level in a sport? Which are the things you don´t like?
Maybe the pressure of the press, although I understand that it happens and even more when we are living such a special moment as playing a Davis Cup final. Now we are not the favourites, like we were in the previous ties. We are not favourites so that pressure is not so big. But, generally, the “positively biased” journalism, that wants us to keep on winning is something you have to bear with and it becames an extra pressure. But I repeat, I think it´s logic, it´s not a criticism. There are not many “cons”. Without doubts, everything comes together. There are the rules of the game when things work. When you are not doing things well anyone reminds you. It´s normal..

When things wree wrong, did you ever think of leaving tennis?
Well…..Yes. Although, it was not when things (results) were that bad, it was when I spent a long time injured. I though that I would never be physically well again. I though that if I wen to court I would get injured again and again and again… In that moment the uncertainty was terrible, I really felt that if I played I could get injured. Luckily, I could get over it and today I`m very happy whith the place I`m at, my evolution as player and also as a person.

Who informed you you were a Davis Cup player?
Luli (Mancini) called me to Viña del Mar this year. I had just finished playing the singles semifinals and received the call in my cell phone when I was going to play the doubles final with Prieto. There were rumours that I was one of the candidates, but there were other players that had their right to be part of the team too. I always kept the illusion of being called some day and for that I had to do the best playing in the (ATP) tour. That day, when I went to the club in the morning, I opened the newspapers on the Internet and read that Gaudio wouldn´t play and Y was the next, in every media my name appeared very strong, but I didn´t want to think much about it. So, the phone rang. It was Luli and he confirmed me. He was the first one in telling me.

What was your reaction?
I felt very, but very happy. Although I had my mind in the tournament because minutes ago I classified for the final against Massú. I saw my dream that was missing coming true: playing for my country nothing less than for the Davis Cup.

Finally, you were supporting the challenger tour. Is this a way of acknowledging it importance of it in the first steps of professionalism?
Most of us went through this tournaments. We needed it. It is very honorable the effort that is made to organize them even with the problems we had with the dollar issue, what complicated a lot their existence. I hope it´s a party. I have the prettiest memories of my first important tournament in ´99, in this tour, and it helped me gain confidence and making me known in Buenos Aires.

Action Jackson
11-08-2006, 01:53 AM
Gracias Lau for the translation and Chucho behind the sleepy and stoned appearance is a very thoughtful guy. I wish he was more thoughtful on court though.

Choupi
11-08-2006, 02:37 PM
Thanks a lot Lau for the translation. You know it's really appreciated. And, though Chucho has been a good target for journalists, when Argentina qualified for DC final, it's not like there were many insightfull interviews of him available. Hence why I'm gratefull for your hard work. :)

anna10
11-08-2006, 03:53 PM
lau, thank you very much for this translation - I know it takes some time to do it. The article gives a nice impression of him.

anna10
11-09-2006, 09:21 AM
Here is another nice article for those who understand Spanish, from La Nacion today. My Spanish is sufficient for a translation now, but if I get brave I may offer one over the weekend.

Mainly about the coming Davis Cup final, and at the end Chucho talks about how important Luli is for his play in these matches.

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportiva/nota.asp?nota_id=857097

"Ir de punto nos favorece, vamos a jugar más relajados"

José Acasuso se entrena pensando en la final de la Davis ante Rusia y se ilusiona: "Si me toca jugar, será el single más importante de mi carrera"

El Vilas Club parece una feria del tenis. No son las mismas la fisonomía y el ritmo de las jornadas, a unos pasos de la estación Lisandro de la Torre, del Ferrocarril Mitre. El Challenger de Buenos Aires, por la Copa Petrobras, es el principal culpable. Pero también está Guillermo Coria, que no resiste la ansiedad de agarrar una raqueta y pelotea con Guillermo Cañas. El Guillermo más grande, Vilas, no deja de entrenarse ni un día y cada aparición suya convoca siempre un buen número de personas.

Pero hay otro mundo en el Vilas, el que está del otro lado del edificio principal, allí donde José Acasuso se entrena en las canchas rápidas pensando en la final de la Copa Davis frente a Rusia, que se realizará en Moscú entre el 1° y el 3 del mes próximo.

"Por ahora estoy tranquilo", dice Chucho entre el verde y el aire puro, en la sombra, donde el calor no golpea y donde se escucha el canto de los pájaros. Tratándose de él, sería raro que no estuviera calmo. Sigue contando: "Seguro que a medida que se vaya acercando la fecha se va a sentir un poco más. Pero como voy a llegar bien preparado, eso me va a ayudar a sentir menos la ansiedad".

Acasuso cree que su buen partido ante Safin, aunque perdió, es una buena medida. Pero enseguida aflora la máxima: "La Copa Davis es algo totalmente diferente".

Además de tranquilo, el misionero, 27° del ranking, está contento porque la gente le muestra cariño en la calle, porque le dicen que "van a seguir al equipo, que van a alentar. Para nosotros, saber que la gente está atrás nuestro y confía es fundamental. Les garantizamos que vamos a dejar todo para ganar; si lo logramos o no ya es una cuestión de resultado".

Acasuso analiza. Sabe que, en los resultados, el cierre de la temporada no fue de lo mejor, salvo por David Nalbandian, pero su fe tiene base: "Siempre levantamos el nivel en la Davis. Va a ser una serie difícil, pero David tuvo buenos resultados en indoors, le ganó a Safin, Chela ganó casi siempre que jugó contra Davydenko... Todas estas cosas hay que tenerlas en cuenta más allá de los últimos resultados. Ellos vienen jugando bien y son locales, pero ir de punto nos favorece a nosotros, porque vamos a jugar más relajados y la presión la van a tener ellos".

-¿La concentración a 50 kilómetros de Moscú va a favorecer la unión y la química del grupo antes del choque?

-Esos días nos van a servir para acostumbrarnos al clima, al cambio horario, es distinto poder estar allá con anticipación. Las concentraciones siempre nos vinieron muy bien. Por suerte, en este equipo la relación entre nosotros siempre fue muy buena y eso es muy importante.

-¿Van a ser los tres días más importantes de tu carrera?

-En este momento, sí. Si me toca jugar será el single más importante de mi carrera. Hay que tomarlo con calma. Lo bueno es que creo que nosotros todavía no nos damos cuenta de lo que logramos hasta ahora y de lo que estamos por jugar. Me parece que ninguno cayó y eso es bueno, porque si nos damos cuenta por ahí nos juega en contra, nos ponemos nerviosos. Ojalá siga todo así hasta que empiece la serie.

-¿Cuánto aporta Mancini para que tengan esa tranquilidad que decís que necesitan?

-Luli tiene mucho que ver. A mí, particularmente, me dio mucha tranquilidad cuando debuté con Suecia; antes de la serie con Australia, él habló con Agustín y conmigo, y nos dio mucha tranquilidad a los dos. Dentro de la cancha habla mucho y eso es muy bueno. En mi caso particular, en Croacia, me puso para jugar el dobles; yo venía con un buen año en dobles, pero no soy doblista; era una presión extra y Luli me dio una tranquilidad muy grande. Es muy importante saber que si mirás para afuera está él.

4 partidos ganó Acasuso en la Copa Davis, tres en singles y uno en dobles; está invicto.

Por Maximiliano Boso
De la Redacción de LA NACION

_____________

Edit:
Let's see how my level of quick comprehension is, with this very quick, basic overview of the article:

Mostly it’s talking about Davis Cup this year. Chucho says if he does play in the final, it will be the biggest match of his career so far. He says he’s staying calm right now, that he’s sure as the tie approaches he’ll be more anxious, but he’s working to be well-prepared.

Chucho says it’s nice to know people are supporting the team and this helps.

About the final, he says that they know it will be difficult, but the pressure is on Russia so it will be easier for the Argentines to be more relaxed.

Finally, he talks about Mancini, and how important Luli is to the team - that for him (Chucho) especially, he has a good, calming effect and this has been helpful in his DC matches.

sophia_c
11-13-2006, 10:13 PM
This is the full list for the Copa de Argentina tenis exho held in the middle of December.

The list so far

José Acasuso
Guillermo Cañas
Juan Ignacio Chela
Juan Mónaco
Agustín Calleri
Gaston Gaudio
Juan Martin Del Potro
Carlos Moyá
Nicolas Massú
Luis Horna
Martín Vassallo Argüello
Mariano Zabaleta



Ita s good line up..as will the line up for the Telemex in Feb...damn it I was there last year..well this year officially for the Telemex.....no whether I can make it to BS AS in Feb 2007 is a different story..i thik at this stage France....even in winter will win....although..i would love to be in BS AS...my favourite city in the world ...by far!!!

lau
11-21-2006, 09:09 PM
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportiva/nota.asp?nota_id=860876

In the airport, before taking the plane to Geneva :bounce:

Chucho dixit. Para Acasuso la Argentina "tiene posibilidades" de ganar. "Estamos tranquilos. Ellos son favoritos y eso nos va a quitar algo de presión", comentó.

Trans.:
Chucho dixit. For Acasuso Argentina "has chances" of winning. "We are calmed. They are favourite and that is going to take pressure off us", commented


BTW, it seems they`ll meet David there. They`ll train in Geneva for approximately 4 days and then go to Moscow.

Action Jackson
11-22-2006, 05:02 AM
Yes, Chucho knows what is going on, though he doesn't always look it.

lau
11-22-2006, 10:05 AM
Long interview (obviously, about DC). I wll translate it when I have time..... Here it is, for the ones who can read spanish.... I posted the hilarious pic in the pics thread

http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=01314186&fecha=20061122

JOSE ACASUSO: A SOLAS CON OLE ANTES DE LA FINAL DE LA DAVIS
"Hay que ganar la Copa como sea"

José se prepara para el frío ruso y dice: "No nos estamos dando cuenta de lo que logramos y que además vamos a jugar una final".


JUAN M. MARCHEVSKY Y BERNARDO VAZQUEZ jmarchevsky@ole.com.ar bvazquez@ole.com.ar

Sentado en el sillón, con la serenidad y la humildad que lo distinguen, José Acasuso le abrió las puertas de su casa a Olé y, en complicidad con su hermano Juan, gastó a uno de los cronistas al que se le descompuso el grabador. "Eso es un Ford A; si ganamos la Davis te compro uno, jeje".

—¿Cómo está el grupo ?

—Bárbaro, hay un muy buen ambiente. Nos llevamos muy bien entre todos y eso es fundamental. Ahora que vamos a Suiza va a venir bien para empezar a palpitar el clima de Davis.

—¿Qué le aporta Cañas al equipo?

—Mucha experiencia, es un gran jugador, una muy buena persona; va a tirar buena onda, es un gran trabajador. Además, es un premio para él que volvió hace dos meses y lo llaman para jugar la final de la Davis... se lo merece por todo lo malo que vivió.

—¿Cómo vivís la chance de pelear por la Davis?

—Esperando. A medida de que se acerque el momento y que vayamos desde Suiza para Moscú, se va a ir sintiendo más todo; la ansiedad, los nervios, las ganas de jugar... en algún punto no nos estamos dando cuenta de lo que logramos y que además vamos a jugar una final. Por un lado está bueno eso, porque nos ayuda a mantener los pies sobre la tierra y seguir enfocados. Quizás, si nos diéramos cuenta de que estamos en una final, los nervios serían mucho más grandes y pensar tanto nos podría hacer perder de vista el objetivo, que es ganar.

—La única vez que Argentina jugó la final fue con Vilas-Clerc en 1981.

—(Interrumpe) Sí, nos sentimos unos privilegiados por integrar este grupo y poder jugar la final. Es la segunda vez que Argentina llega a esta instancia y nosotros fuimos los protagonistas. Además, con tantos buenos jugadores que tiene nuestro tenis, ser uno de los cuatro que integran el equipo es un orgullo enorme. Cuando leamos nuestros nombres en la chapa del trofeo, así seamos campeones o subcampeones, o estando al lado del nombre de Vilas o Clerc, nos daremos cuenta de lo que hicimos. Ojalá la ganemos; lo que podemos prometer es que vamos a dejar todo en la cancha, haremos lo posible para ganar y si no volveremos con la frente alta.

—¿Qué se siente al saber que los apoya un país?

—Está bueno saber que un país está alentándonos. Va a ser una serie muy difícil y salir, ir por la calle y que la gente te dé muestras de apoyo, de fuerza y que confíe en nosotros, es algo realmente impresionante.

—¿Cuáles son tus chances de jugar el single y qué podés aportar en carpeta sintética?

—Creo que el single se va a definir en los últimos días de entrenamiento. En cuanto a mí, creo que puedo aportar mucho con el saque. En carpeta puedo hacer bastante daño y también con mi derecha, pero cualquiera que juegue tiene sus virtudes para ganar en superficie rápida. Al que le toque jugar va a dejar todo en la cancha. Hay que ganar la Copa como sea. Si entro y gano es un triunfo del equipo y lo mismo pasa con los demás.

—¿Le dieron prioridad al saque en los primeros entrenamientos?

—Sí, tratamos de practicar mucho saque y devolución. Personalmente, en las dos semanas que me estoy entrenando, traté de sacar y devolver mucho y sobre todo practicar jugar puntos cortos, porque allá no van a ser muy largos. Además, para eso hice muchos ejercicios de movilidad.

—¿Quién mete más miedo: Davydenko o Safin?

—Los dos son duros, Safin es un gran jugador; en estos últimos meses levantó su nivel y siempre es complicado jugar contra él. Además, en Copa Davis siempre jugó sólido. Sobre Davydenko puedo decir que tiene un tenis increíble, estuvo parejo todo el año y encima la rompió en la gira de canchas rápidas, así que va a llegar con confianza. Más allá de ellos, que son los referentes, todo el equipo ruso juega muy bien, también están Tursunov y Youzhny... Cualquiera de ellos es complicado.

—Si te toca jugar el primer día, ¿preferís el primer o el segundo punto?

—Por un lado está bueno jugar primero porque sabés que entrás antes y no tenés que esperar, y por otro, está bueno jugar segundo porque sabés que si David llega a ganar entrás 1-0, aunque si pierde hay un poco de presión. Las veces que me tocó jugar siempre fueron después de David y en ventaja.

—¿Creés que es la gran chance de Argentina?

—Sin duda. Y vamos a hacer todo lo posible para no dejarla pasar, pero creo que Argentina tiene equipo para estar en una final todos los años. Igualmente, estamos pensando en esta serie y sabemos que tenemos la posibilidad histórica y quizás única. Hay que tratar de aprovecharla como sea.

—¿Qué significa que vaya Maradona a alentar?

—Es increíble, no sólo que esté él, sino que vayan todos los argentinos que puedan; eso se siente adentro. Que vaya Diego es una sensación rara, porque siempre grité sus goles y que ahora él esté gritando por nosotros es hermoso.

—¿Te animás a arriesgar un resultado?

—No, pero lo importante es ganar y sea 5-0 ó 3-2, ya lo prometí: me rapo, jeje.

Action Jackson
11-22-2006, 10:47 AM
Chucho won't be playing in the 1st week of the season just like 2006 and he is also out of the Copa Argentina as well.

lau
11-24-2006, 07:33 PM
Chucho won't be playing in the 1st week of the season just like 2006 and he is also out of the Copa Argentina as well.

It would be nice to see him play it, but I can understand why he is out.

And just to keep the thread active.... :p

"Realmente estamos contentos porque la adaptación a la superficie es buena. Sabemos que la carpeta sobre la que entrenamos en Ginebra es un poco más rápida que la que se utilizará en Rusia y eso también es bueno"

"We are really happy because the adaptation to the surface is good. We know the carpet we train on in Geneva is a little more 'quick' than the one that will be used in Russia and that is also good"


"Esta mañana descansamos un poco tras entrenar muy duro, con dos turnos largos en los que hicimos mucho tenis. Ensayamos en singles y también hicimos movimientos típicos de dobles"

"This morning we rested a little after training hard, in two long turns in which we did a lot of tennis. We practised singles and also typical doubles movements"

http://www.clarin.com/diario/2006/11/24/um/m-01315481.htm




EDIT: BTW, the team trains in the Centre Sportif Cologny in Geneva in indoor supreme courts and it seems groups of Argentines in the city went to see the training sessions http://www.telam.com.ar/vernota.php?tipo=N&idPub=44274&id=115341&dis=1&sec=6

Choupi
11-25-2006, 08:15 AM
Thanks for the updates Lau.

Action Jackson
12-04-2006, 04:37 AM
Chucho will be back in Buenos Aires on Tuesday and will be taking part in the Copa Vilas, just the first day only.

He will play 1 match on the 7th.

JUEVES 7 DE DICIEMBRE COPA DESAFIO INTERNACIONAL
Acasuso vs. Tursunov
Del Potro vs. Robredo

Calleri/DelPotro vs. Tursunov / Robredo

Action Jackson
12-04-2006, 04:46 AM
After playing in that match, then Chucho will fly to Cordoba to play an exho with Nalbandian, Horna, Massu, Lapentti and Monaco.

They will play 2 matches per day best of 3 sets.

This is the site for the event.

http://www.sold-out.com.ar/datos.htm

http://www.sold-out.com.ar/jugadores.htm

maria87
12-06-2006, 10:23 AM
ok, even this is an exhibition, i think it will be itneresting to see, Copa Vilas i mean

i have tickets to the opening season on Thursday 7

Chucho- Tursunov
Del Potro-Robredo
Calleri-Del Potro vs Robredo-Tursunov

i will try to post pics.

lau
12-07-2006, 05:40 PM
Well, it´s more of the same..., but I have free time today and I´m bored :p
Pics in the photo thread and there´s a vid of the interview too in the videos thread ;)




After the final in Moscow
Acasuso and the support of the kids.

Chucho made an exhibition in Nordelta (is a huge private neighbourhood, with golf court, schools, artificial lake, I think even a hospital..), where he played tenis with dozens of kids; “I have a los of positive things to rescue from the DC”, he said to LANACION.com

Twenty four hours after arriving to Ezeiza after being being defeated by Marat Safin in the decisive point of the DC in Moscow, José Acasuso made a tennis exhibition with kids in Nordelta.
Very “reachable” and in a good mood, Chucho hitted some balls with kids between 5 and 15 during more than an hour, made some photos, signed autographs and thanked the Argentine public for the support he received despite the defeat.
After the event, hosted by Juan Pablo Varsky, the misionero talked to LANACION.com about what the experience of playing the definitive match against Russia left
-José, are you conscious that maybe this DC final will be remembered for how close you were of winning your match against Marat Safin?
-Well, neither me or the team thought that. All the team was very important during all the year and in all the series. The one who plays is only one, but it was me and the whole team the ones who played. Some times you win and sometimes you lose and this time we lost.
-You said that from that match against Safin a new player was born in you. What things do you think can change in your game and what did this match leave you?
-Every match gives you a new experience and makes you grow as a player. Of an important match (like the DC final), despite losing it, I have many positive things to take of it , learn from the mistakes and try not to do it in the future.
-Luli Mancini confirmed his presence as Captain for 2007, and Nalbandian is in doubt. What´s you decision for next year? What do you think it will happends with the group that went to Moscow?
There´s a good predisposition by all the group and next week we are getting all together to have an asado and talk about the future of the Davis Cup for next year :cool: and from there we´ll decide what we´ll do.

In the middle of a group of kids that were getting desperate for an autograph and the flashes of the cameras, Chucho left enjoying a well deserved rest after so much pressure and such a long trip in the last week.

The match against Safin with record of audience and popularity. The DC final reached an unusual rating for cable TV. The rating of the match between Acasuso and Safin was of 11.9 points. This number is the same as the addition of the 5 public channels the last Sunday in the same time schedule. :banana:
Moreover, in the official DC site, 4300 persons voted for the best match of the tie. 51% did it for the one between Safin and Acasuso, followed by Nalbandian-Safin, with a 27%

After the DC, more exhibitions. This night and till Saturday, José Acasuso will play the Vilas Cup in the Luna Park. The action will start 20:30 pm, with Vilas interviewing the players (that´s a great idea or the worst of all..., probably the last thing:lol: ) , the matches Acasuso vs. Tursunov and Del Potro Vs. Robredo and finally a super tie break between Calleri-Del Potro and Tursunov-Robredo.

After that Chucho will travel to Córdoba, where he´ll play the Indoor Master, in the Orfeo, between tomorrow and Sunday. The players will be : Nalbandian, Acasuso, Juan Mónaco, Nicolás Massú, Luis Horna and Nicolás Lapentti.

By Santiago Peluffo Soneyra
LANACION.com
speluffo@lanacion.com.ar


http://www.lanacion.com.ar/865565

maria87
12-07-2006, 05:56 PM
oh that's nice from chucho! thanks, lau...i posted your translation on my site with the credits of course! :)

Action Jackson
12-08-2006, 03:25 AM
Chucho lost to Tursunov in straight sets and will now fly to Cordoba and play there.

Action Jackson
12-08-2006, 03:34 AM
Draw for Cordoba Masters

David Nalbandian (ARG) bye
Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Nicolas Lapentti (ECU)
Nicolás Massu (CHI) vs Luis Horna (PER)
José Acasuso (ARG) bye


Friday 8 Order of play 20:30
Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Nicolas Lapentti (ECU)
followed by
Nicolás Massu (CHI) vs Luis Horna (PER)

lau
12-08-2006, 10:05 AM
I was falling asleep and it seems Chucho too :lol:
Anyway (as expected?) he lost and now flies to Cordoba. :)
I´m mad at me because I completely felt asleep for JMDP and Robredo´s match. It seems it was a good one, despite being an exho....

maria87
12-08-2006, 02:01 PM
hi everybody!!
i hav to admit George was right about exhibitons and "real tennis"! Chucho was asleep or really tired (maybe DC let him out of gas) and played really bad...Tursunov with his serve blew him out! I don't like Tursunov's game, it is kind of ellectric...serve and bomb! that's all...i find his game and he himself what we call in Spanish "soso": without attraction, neither fun, it is not attractive to me to see him play
Chucho had some good point making his angles, but let the ball very short and Tursunov killed him


I hope next time in Buenos Aires tournament i could see him live again in a real "tennis" and that will be better. Then i will try to be more close and take pics and everything!
I will see if my friend alexito could do any video and i will post it.

I post ti the entire report i post it in the thread of Copa Vilas.

lau
12-08-2006, 06:54 PM
Some sad news, last Wednesday 6th Chucho´s grandfather, Juan "Rubito" Olmo, died at the age of 83. He was a geologist and was always interested in Misiones´ history. He had an important professional career and was the first director of "Mines and Geology" of Misiones.
http://www.misionesonline.net/paginas/noticia2.php?db=noticias2006&id=17086

lau
12-09-2006, 11:16 AM
http://old.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=01324578
José, David and Nicolás Lapentti were in the tests previous to the start of the Alta Gracia Rally in Córdoba (last of the Arg. rallies), that started Friday night. :p

maria87
12-09-2006, 11:24 AM
http://old.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=01324578
José, David and Nicolás Lapentti were in the tests previous to the start of the Alta Gracia Rally in Córdoba (last of the Arg. rallies), that started Friday night. :p

well, we know David is a big fan of Rally and he drives himself! i am sure he brought José and Nicolás there :p

lau
12-09-2006, 11:10 PM
ok, another interview :p
This one is from PARA TI magazine (October issue). As this mag is like the Arg. Cosmopolitan, they get a little too personal :o , but the guy replies the questions :shrug: :lol:
There are some new little pieces of information too ;) I think it´s a nice interview :D
And there are some typos and mistakes for sure, some "s" missing somewhere, and some words that are not exactly the correct ones, but I hope it´s understandable.
The pics are in the photos thread ;) http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4540672&postcount=312


http://www.parati.com.ar/nota.php?ID=8563

“When a woman attracts me, I must take the lead”
José Acasuso

The Davis Cup hero opened the doors of his apartment, introduced us to his parents and told us how is it to be part of the “Legión”, at 23. Here we tell you everything about “Chucho”: loves fast cars, he would like to retire and open a restaurant, likes inaccessible women and, moreover, he doesn´t have a girlfriend…

You are going to receive a present that doesn´t enter by the door. That´s what Selva Olmo was told to distract her from the real present she would receive in her last birthday: the number 55. What happends is that his younger son, the tennis player José Acasuso has to, inevitably, incline his head to walk through the door of his childhood house in Posadas, Misiones. And it´s not the result of a big ego for having defeated the australian Lleyton Hewitt with a decisive result that let our country reach the Davis Cup final. This guy is 1.90 meters height. The family anecdote is recreated by Selva, while she takes the mate that Juan Andrés just made in the apartment where he lives with José (31, lawyer). There, in Palermo neighbourhood lives her 2 older sons (she has got a daughter too, Gabriela, 32, lawyer too).
There´s a big window from wall to wall in the place and in one of the corners, a telescope that – as it´s announced by the hosts- “has to be calibrated because it gives back the image upside down”. In front, a bar full of liquor bottles and on the other side black and white leather couches strategically placed in front of a plasma tv and music and DVD players.
In the centre of the room, a coffe table, where sports magazines accumulate and the missionary newspaper El Territorio, stands out. Selva says to Para Ti: “Do you have an idea of what we struggled to make this kids study?”, while her husband José Andrés (57) excuses himself to go to have a nap before taking the bus to Posadas.
There, she is an adviser in a wine store and he manages El Mensú, a family restaurant. “I tried every job, except being a stripper”, the father of the new promise of tennis will joke later. It was in 1998 when the family economy was complicated and the priority was making the older siblings finish their law careers. José could continue playing tennis thanks to the economic help of an uncle, the lawyer Julio Ruso. “Luckily I started playing well immediately and he only had to help me for a couple of months. I played tennis and basket and did bad in school. So my “viejos” (parents) told me I had to choose one of the three things and do it well" remembers José. He didn´t like to study (finally quited in 3rd high school grade) and in his home tennis was always present: the father of his mother had a tennis club in Posadas and all the Acasuso family played weekly.

-What was the first thing you bought with the money you earned in the first tournaments?
- This apartment and later my car: an Audi A3, I wanted it for a long time and I indulged myself. In the rest, I only buy what I need, I´m not the kind of person crazy for shopping centers.
-Why do you think tennis players are back in the centre of the scene?
-Yes, There´s a lot of people that was “hooked” by tennis and now watches the matches. It seems to me that has to do with a generation having good results and that creates enthusiasm. But the people trick themselves with us.
-What are you refering to?
We don´t have a super idyllic life. People sees you are well physically and doing well and imagines that we have a perfect life, we travel and know the best places of the world,
-And isn´t it that way?
-yes, but we never get to enjoy anything. We are in a club or in the hotel all day, not everything as is seen through a pink glass: we spend a lot of time alone and away from our families.
-The tennis player career is a short career, what will you do when you retire?
-I would love to have a restaurant, like my dad, or do something related with cousine/food. I would like a lot to drive in Formula 1, I love cars. (ok, this sounds as if he were 5 and was asked what would he like to do as a grown up :haha: )

A “bombón” (could be translated as “hottie” :rolleyes: ) in the court
Posadas is the place of the map where José escapes when he can and according to his mother, “every time he goes, sleeps till midday and goes out with friends at night. We encourage him. We don´t want him to burn stages and then regret about it, he is still a kid "(maybe the best translation is “very young” or something like that).
-Why did your mother told us that she is anxiously waiting for you to cut your hair?
-(Laughs) I promised I´ll shave my head if we win the DC final
-What other rituals do you have before going out to play?
- In every tournament I take the shower in the same shower, if I´m winning I never change. If it´s occupied, I don´t care about anything and wait all the time necessary till it´s free. Moreover, I never shave before a tournament. (that explains a lot of things :lol: )
-This are to go to court. And outside the court, how do you do? Let agree that we like tennis players…
- I´m not doing bad, but the truth is that “no me la creo” (this is like saying you don´t believe everything that is said about you, you don´t believe you´re more than what you really are). It´s inevitable that as more well known you are, the better you do and women give you more attention. But now I do my life and nothing more.
-But I suppose unusual (bizarre) things happened to you…
-During DC some girls sent me letter saying they admired me and loved me, but it´s a situation that makes me feel quite weird. I don´t understand… why me?! I don´t even mention when they confess me they follow me by Internet or admit having photos of me stored. (duh! :o :haha: )
-The Russian Maria Sharapova and Andy Roddick, Gisela Dulko and Chilean Fernando Gonzalez and the list continues. Why are they so many couples in tennis?
-The same happends between actors, as you are all day together it´s quite feasible that you end up having a relationship with a soap opera actress. In adittion to that, it´s very difficult to understand a tennis player, accept the long trips, for example. Someone who lives it from inside understands it better.
-How´s your love life?
-It has been a long time since I had a girlfriend and the truth is that I´m fine like this. My priority is my career and I prefer traveling without missing someone. But if I liked someone a lot, a lot, a lot, I would think about it.
-It has to be something very strong..
-Yes, because I´m great like this. Moreover, I´m still young: I´ll have time for that. But hey! I don´t have a bad time, I go out a lot, generally Saturdays night to Opera Bay or Crobar, as I don´t train Sundays.
-What a moment for your friends!
-There´s always someone who says: “I´m battling for an hour and it´s easy for you”
-Your have a “smooth way”. Are you one of those you fall in love with the girl that doesn´t look at you?
-Well,…as any man I like a woman that says no, that makes things a little difficult. Generally, when someone attracts me I must take the lead.
-Sharapova is a feminine icon between the tennis players?
-If I have to choose I prefer Kournikova (Anna), I find her prettier and sexier.

Pure calm
Without stop pressing the TV remote control buttons, José confesses to Para Ti that he is excited (maybe not such a strong word) reading Digital Fortress, by Dan Brown, an author he usually reads in his free time when he travels. He maintains a monocord tone and softly mixes inner serenity and shyness.
-How do you handle the pressure?
- I work a lot in the mental aspect to be able to regulate and have more strength. I´ve had a sports psychologist for two years, and every time I need it I go to him.
-Did the doping sanctions to Guillermo Cañas and Mariano Puerta surprise you? Do you think controls are too strict?
-I think that in the last cases the Argentine tennis players were very negligent. But this is a little like “every man for himself” (or I think that “devil take the hindmost” is the compound form for this too… Means that no one will defend or take care for you, you have to do it on your own)
-Why?
If you´re in a tournament, your throat aches and the ATP doctor gives you something to take and you´re positive, you´re guilty. That is what happened to Cañas. You can certify that the doctor gave it to you and you´re still guilty. Sometimes we are very unprotected.
-And how do you handle it?
-I take my medicine kit en every trip, everything I can take if my head, stomach or throat aches.
-How do you get along with the rest of the tennis players?
-With Cañas and Chela very well, because they are calmed like me: we have friends in common and we go out a lot to eat.
-And who is the opposite if of calm are we speaking?
-Mariano Zabaleta, for example, he is an “electric” guy, he doesn´t slow down for a second, he can´t stay seated more than 10 minutes.
-And David Nalbandian?
-He is super calmed: he makes his life
-And who in the Legión is the one that receives all the jokes?
-When we train no one is free of them…
-And what are you teased for?
-I was teased for the missionary accent when I arrived to Buenos Aires, but luckily, that´s in the past.

Text: Mara Derni Production: Paola Reyes Photos: Maxi Didari

Action Jackson
12-10-2006, 04:35 AM
Some sad news, last Wednesday 6th Chucho´s grandfather, Juan "Rubito" Olmo, died at the age of 83. He was a geologist and was always interested in Misiones´ history. He had an important professional career and was the first director of "Mines and Geology" of Misiones.
http://www.misionesonline.net/paginas/noticia2.php?db=noticias2006&id=17086

He was the one who introduced Chucho to tennis I think and that is a sad loss for Chucho, but I just hope he remembers the good times.

Action Jackson
12-10-2006, 04:43 AM
Thanks for the interview Lau, it was quite funny to read and you have your chance to chase the big man.

Choupi
12-10-2006, 08:54 AM
Thanks Lau. That's a very interesting read. ;)

lau
12-10-2006, 09:40 AM
you´re welcome. :) I just corrected a couple of little things in the interview.
BTW, Massú defeated Chucho 7-5 7-6(8-6) yesterday in his first match in the Indoors Master Tennis in Cordoba.
Today he´ll play for the third place against Piquito (aka Monaco). :p

Choupi
12-10-2006, 12:02 PM
Thanks for the update Lau. For me, as long as he has fun playing, that's all that matters. :)

maria87
12-10-2006, 01:36 PM
Thanks for the update Lau. For me, as long as he has fun playing, that's all that matters. :)

oh, Choupi, i think he had no fun...he was itred, and he needs really a vacation! and so he failed a lot and he felt no well. He even didn't smail after the match when he received a littl present from the organization just for being there (a small iron racket). He jsut wanted to go home, i think...Anyway, now he can rest and enjoy his vacations before 2007 season. :)

maria87
12-10-2006, 01:49 PM
thanks for the tranlsation, lau!!
Para Ti is a very superficial magazine in Buenos Aires, just jet-set and top models and stars of the moments! i was surprised that these women paid attention on Chucho...maybe it prooved his sex-appeal with women! :D
he is very calm and shy, i am sure he doesn't like so much such kind of interviews but he did it quite well :p

avocadoe
12-10-2006, 01:50 PM
Why did your mother told us that she is anxiously waiting for you to cut your hair?
-(Laughs) I promised I´ll shave my head if we win the DC final

He never should have made that promise :) Argentina might have won without it!

Action Jackson
12-11-2006, 02:14 AM
Chucho defeated Massu in straight sets in the 3rd place match and now will rest up for a few days and then begin his training again.

Choupi
12-11-2006, 04:26 AM
Enjoy your rest now Chucho. It's all deserved. :)

marti_228
12-11-2006, 12:31 PM
Chucho def Moncaco,not massu :)

Action Jackson
12-11-2006, 12:33 PM
It's an exho he could defeat Santa Claus for all I care.

Action Jackson
12-11-2006, 12:34 PM
Chucho def Moncaco,not massu :)

Yes, it was Monaco.

lau
12-13-2006, 02:10 PM
Short interview in Ole today. Anna posted the photo in the photos thread. :)

http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=01327095&fecha=20061213

TENNIS: JOSÉ ACASUSO, FACE TO FACE WITH OLE
“We are favourites”

Chucho analyzes the Davis Cup tie against Austria and speaks of the time he thought of quitting tennis.


SANTIAGO GRAZIOLO. sgraziolo@ole.com.ar
The guy doesn´t stop. Only 10 days from his match against Marat Safin in Moscow passed and since the moment he arrived to the country, José Acasuso played two exhibitions last week (Vilas Cup and Indoor Masters of Córdoba) and yesterday he was in Pilar Golf Club in the Ole 10º Anniversary Meeting, where a group of amateur tennis players asked him about his professional life. After that he chatted with this newspaper. “Today I enjoy my holidays”, José said.


-But you didn´t stop…

-Well, but now I´ll spend some days resting and then I´ll travel to start the tour activity. This year I decided to start directly in the Australian Open. (starts 15th February)

-More than a week after the Davis Cup final passed… Which are the sensations left?

-I think that if the tie would have been played on clay, we would have won the Cup, but it was not that way. The team is convinced that will go for "revenge" (it´s not so strong in Spanish) in a short time. What we didn´t understand is that the press said that there was an argument between Nalbandian and Mancini, but nothing happened. It bothered us because this group, if it´s characterized by something, is the union that showed. Really, it was only an ideas exchange.

-The road of “revenge” (again, it is not this strong when it is said in Spanish) starts in Austria. How do you see the tie?

-We make a great team and Austria has got their figures, such as Jurgen Melzer in the singles. He is in a good doubles with someone like Julian Knowles. Despite not being locals and that it will be on carpet, I trust that we are favourites for this tie.

-How do you feel nowadays in the tour?

-I´m 24 years old and I already have 8 as a professional, so, I feel like a veteran. I still remember when I came to live to Buenos Aires, what meant a change coming from Misiones, and the bad moments when the idea of quitting tennis crossed my mind.

-What?!

-Yes. During 2002 and 2003 I thought I would never play again due to the injuries I suffered, I could not recover from them. I was afraid I would never be healthy again because every time I entered a court I played a tournament and got injured for two months (adductor muscle, knee, etcetera). It was a difficult moment. But today I´m happy I haven´t quited tennis.

-A unique 2006 comes to an end for you. What are your goals for 07?

-The idea is to be in the top 15 (today he´s 27º). With my work group we are doing everything possible to make it. It´s essential having a good performance in all surfaces. Tennis is getting more and more professional, good players are “emerging”. The one I like the most is Novak Djokovic, a 19 years old Serbian that is in the top 20 (16º). Most of them have a good level and in the little details the difference is made.


The next one, with Cañas
José will take some free days, he´ll skip the Copa Argentina and on Sunday he´ll play another exhibiton, in Parque Roca, during the “Interclubes” final, called “Liga de Primera” (Prime League). There, he´ll face Guillermo Cañas. The League final will count with Juan Chela, Juan Monaco, Martín Vassallo, Mariano Zabaleta, Luis Lobo and Javier Frana.

It will be carpet in Austria
Austria chose indoor carpet (there will be low temperatures) for the first round tie, that will be played between the 9th and 11th February. The place will be the Intersport Arena of Linz, a city with 180,000 inhabitants in the North of the country. Meanwhile, Chile will recieve Russia, the current champion, in La Serena´s clay.

Choupi
12-13-2006, 02:41 PM
Thanks Lau. :)

Chuuuuuuuuuucho
12-13-2006, 03:46 PM
Great article, thanks Lau.

maria87
12-13-2006, 08:18 PM
TENNIS: JOSÉ ACASUSO, FACE TO FACE WITH OLE
“We are favourites”

Chucho analyzes the Davis Cup tie against Australia and speaks of the time he thought of quitting tennis.


thanks, lau...what i quoted is and error? i mean, it should say "Austria" right?

I am glad Chucho feels fine....but when in the article he say "we are favourites"? i cannot find it! Thanks!! :)

anna10
12-13-2006, 08:36 PM
I am glad Chucho feels fine....but when in the article he say "we are favourites"? i cannot find it! Thanks!! :)
This is from the original:

—El camino de la revancha comienza en Austria. ¿Cómo ves la serie?

—Nosotros formamos un gran equipo y Austria tiene de referentes a Jurgen Melzer en el single. El forma el doble con un buen doblista como Julian Knowle. Pese a que vamos a ser visitantes y sobre carpeta, confío en que somos favoritos para esa serie.

It's another good, even if short, interview with him. For all the appearance he gives of being on the more reserved side and not totally comfortable with all the attention, he always gives some good, honest answers.

Thanks lau.:-)

maria87
12-13-2006, 08:40 PM
This is from the original:

—El camino de la revancha comienza en Austria. ¿Cómo ves la serie?

—Nosotros formamos un gran equipo y Austria tiene de referentes a Jurgen Melzer en el single. El forma el doble con un buen doblista como Julian Knowle. Pese a que vamos a ser visitantes y sobre carpeta, confío en que somos favoritos para esa serie.

It's another good, even if short, interview with him. For all the appearance he gives of being on the more reserved side and not totally comfortable with all the attention, he always gives some good, honest answers.

Thanks lau.:-)

thanks, anna for the quote and thanks, lau for the effort of the translation! :worship:

now i found it in the translation!

-The road of “revenge” (again, it is not this strong when it is said in Spanish) starts in Austria. How do you see the tie?

-We make a great team and Austria has got their figures, such as Jurgen Melzer in the singles. He is in a good doubles with someone like Julian Knowles. Despite not being locals and that it will be on carpet, I trust that we are favourites for this tie.

lau
12-13-2006, 09:04 PM
:lol: yeah,corrected now ;)

maria87
12-13-2006, 09:08 PM
:lol: yeah, I´ll correct it now ;)

:yeah:

Chuuuuuuuuuucho
12-14-2006, 03:12 AM
Here's a story today from INFOBAE.COM regarding Chucho's new girlfriend...There was a pic of her in the article but I couldn't save and post it.


Los pescaron in fraganti en un boliche

José “Chucho” Acasuso ya habría encontrado quien lo consuele tras la derrota de la Copa Davis. La bellísima Agustina Córdova intenta adueñarse del corazón del tenista

José Acasuso atravesaba uno de los momentos más tristes de su vida, luego de perder un punto decisivo ante Marat Safin en la Copa David, que significó la coronación del equipo ruso.

Pero el destino premió a “Chucho” con una buena. Según trascendió, la modelo Agustina Córdoba quedó impactada por la belleza y la personalidad del tenista.

Y, como era de esperarse, el misionero no tardó en reaccionar. En un evento que tuvo lugar días atrás en Crobar, la flamante pareja no se separó en toda la noche, según indica la revista Caras.

Como si fuera poco, la morocha que saltó a la fama en el reality show “Super M” lo alentó desde la tribuna en la segunda edición de la Copa Guillermo Vilas.

Agustina, modelo y actriz que participó en varias tiras, estuvo de novia durante mucho tiempo con el empresario futbolístico Gustavo Mascardi.

Action Jackson
12-14-2006, 03:16 AM
Hahahaha, new girlfriend I don't believe it. Just cause Chucho is seen talking to a girl, doesn't mean he has a girlfriend.

Chuuuuuuuuuucho
12-14-2006, 03:23 AM
I don't speak Spanish very well, but I used one of those free translator services and I thought it said they were all over each other at the bar...but I could be wrong. Anyway, the press is all over this story...whether it's true or not...I'm hoping not.

Action Jackson
12-14-2006, 03:26 AM
Why would it matter cause Chucho wouldn't go for any of the girls that post on this message board.

Could you please include full internet links please for future articles.

Chuuuuuuuuuucho
12-14-2006, 03:40 AM
Geez, I guess you're Mr. Friendly around here...and that's not what I meant when I said that I hope it's not true.

Here's the link happy pants:

http://infobae.com/notas/nota.php?Idx=291513&IdxSeccion=0

Action Jackson
12-14-2006, 03:42 AM
No, it's commonsense to post links to news articles that aren't your own written work, that is all.

Action Jackson
12-14-2006, 03:48 AM
Short interview in Ole today. Anna posted the photo in the photos thread. :)

http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=01327095&fecha=20061213

TENNIS: JOSÉ ACASUSO, FACE TO FACE WITH OLE
“We are favourites”

Chucho analyzes the Davis Cup tie against Austria and speaks of the time he thought of quitting tennis.


SANTIAGO GRAZIOLO. sgraziolo@ole.com.ar
The guy doesn´t stop. Only 10 days from his match against Marat Safin in Moscow passed and since the moment he arrived to the country, José Acasuso played two exhibitions last week (Vilas Cup and Indoor Masters of Córdoba) and yesterday he was in Pilar Golf Club in the Ole 10º Anniversary Meeting, where a group of amateur tennis players asked him about his professional life. After that he chatted with this newspaper. “Today I enjoy my holidays”, José said.


-But you didn´t stop…

-Well, but now I´ll spend some days resting and then I´ll travel to start the tour activity. This year I decided to start directly in the Australian Open. (starts 15th February)

-More than a week after the Davis Cup final passed… Which are the sensations left?

-I think that if the tie would have been played on clay, we would have won the Cup, but it was not that way. The team is convinced that will go for "revenge" (it´s not so strong in Spanish) in a short time. What we didn´t understand is that the press said that there was an argument between Nalbandian and Mancini, but nothing happened. It bothered us because this group, if it´s characterized by something, is the union that showed. Really, it was only an ideas exchange.

-The road of “revenge” (again, it is not this strong when it is said in Spanish) starts in Austria. How do you see the tie?

-We make a great team and Austria has got their figures, such as Jurgen Melzer in the singles. He is in a good doubles with someone like Julian Knowles. Despite not being locals and that it will be on carpet, I trust that we are favourites for this tie.

-How do you feel nowadays in the tour?

-I´m 24 years old and I already have 8 as a professional, so, I feel like a veteran. I still remember when I came to live to Buenos Aires, what meant a change coming from Misiones, and the bad moments when the idea of quitting tennis crossed my mind.

-What?!

-Yes. During 2002 and 2003 I thought I would never play again due to the injuries I suffered, I could not recover from them. I was afraid I would never be healthy again because every time I entered a court I played a tournament and got injured for two months (adductor muscle, knee, etcetera). It was a difficult moment. But today I´m happy I haven´t quited tennis.

-A unique 2006 comes to an end for you. What are your goals for 07?

-The idea is to be in the top 15 (today he´s 27º). With my work group we are doing everything possible to make it. It´s essential having a good performance in all surfaces. Tennis is getting more and more professional, good players are “emerging”. The one I like the most is Novak Djokovic, a 19 years old Serbian that is in the top 20 (16º). Most of them have a good level and in the little details the difference is made.


The next one, with Cañas
José will take some free days, he´ll skip the Copa Argentina and on Sunday he´ll play another exhibiton, in Parque Roca, during the “Interclubes” final, called “Liga de Primera” (Prime League). There, he´ll face Guillermo Cañas. The League final will count with Juan Chela, Juan Monaco, Martín Vassallo, Mariano Zabaleta, Luis Lobo and Javier Frana.

It will be carpet in Austria
Austria chose indoor carpet (there will be low temperatures) for the first round tie, that will be played between the 9th and 11th February. The place will be the Intersport Arena of Linz, a city with 180,000 inhabitants in the North of the country. Meanwhile, Chile will recieve Russia, the current champion, in La Serena´s clay.

Great work with the translation Lau and all of the places to play in Austria, the Austrians chose the dump of Linz, but they need to win these ties away from home.

Everyone wants to know him now, then again this is not a surprise, we all know how fickle people are.

lau
12-14-2006, 09:52 AM
OK..., this is the only thing I´m going to say about this issue (GF) here, because it is pretty public and we could even hear about it on tv.
That girl, Agustina Córdova, was in the 2 exhibitions Chucho played, only in his matches, and she seated in Chucho´s box, with his people.
Whether she is his GF or not, I don´t know (anybody knows), and I´m not really interested. But it´s pretty obvious something is happening there ;) :lol:
I hope both have fun and wish him happiness whatever is the case. :)

And I would like to add that as a Marat Safin fan I´m (sadly) used to read some nasty/unfair/judgemental comments that occasionally are made about his GFs (or whatever can they be called) and the relation he has with them. I don´t think any of us know any of them good enough to make such comments. I suggest we spare us that in this forum. :)

EDIT: :sobbing: Now we´ll have 3 pages of GF talking :sobbing:

maria87
12-14-2006, 10:10 AM
I don't speak Spanish very well, but I used one of those free translator services and I thought it said they were all over each other at the bar...but I could be wrong. Anyway, the press is all over this story...whether it's true or not...I'm hoping not.

yes you understand quite well the article...She was showen on
TV during the match and the reporter said "This is Chucho's gf"...I was surprised because i read the article which was posted here where he said he has no gf. But apparently they met after that.;)

Anyway i always think why tennist player use to date models and actreeses? I am just curious...This is a matter we can talk freely i supposed like any other if we talk with respect!

maria87
12-14-2006, 10:12 AM
Everyone wants to know him now, then again this is not a surprise, we all know how fickle people are.

YES!! especially Para Ti magazine!! :haha: :haha: THAT was a surprise!

lau
12-14-2006, 10:18 AM
Anyway i always think why tennist player use to date models and actreeses? I am just curious...This is a matter we can talk freely i supposed like any other if we talk with respect!

Maybe in a chat thread. This is the "Chucho News and Articles" thread

maria87
12-14-2006, 10:25 AM
Maybe in a chat thread. This is the "Chucho News and Articles" thread

well, these are News about Chucho you like it or not...Private life is important for a tennis player or any other sport, lau! it is not matter to do a gossip-thread....just to talk seriously about the matter. Even Chucho said he cannot avoid to watch girls during a match and even you laughed the other day and commented about an article that says he lost a match because of some girls in the match. Lau, you don't have to overreact I think, i say it with all respect.
:wavey:
you don't want to open a thread "chucho gf", right? that would be non-sense i think

anna10
12-14-2006, 10:30 AM
OK..., this is the only thing I´m going to say about this issue (GF) here, because it is pretty public and we could even hear about it on tv.
That girl, Agustina Córdova, was in the 2 exhibitions Chucho played, only in his matches, and she seated in Chucho´s box, with his people.
Whether she is his GF or not, I don´t know (anybody knows), and I´m not really interested. But it´s pretty obvious something is happening there ;) :lol:
I hope both have fun and wish him happiness whatever is the case. :)

And I would like to add that as a Marat Safin fan I´m (sadly) used to read some nasty/unfair/judgemental comments that occasionally are made about his GFs (or whatever can they be called) and the relation he has with them. I don´t think any of us know any of them good enough to make such comments. I suggest we spare us that in this forum. :)

EDIT: :sobbing: Now we´ll have 3 pages of GF talking :sobbing:
Well said, and truly hope we can avoid this type of discussion here. If something is posted in the media, it might be one thing to share the article, but it's another for any speculation past that when we (or most of us, I imagine) really know nothing more than what is given to us this way.

well, these are News about Chucho you like it or not...Private life is important for a tennis player or any other sport, lau! it is not matter to do a gossip-thread....just to talk seriously about the matter.
There you go: "private life." Just because their profession makes them a public figure does not mean they don't deserve a private life. They can't live in a cave when they're off the tennis court which leaves them open to some publicity when maybe they'd prefer none, but that doesn't mean we have to spend pages discussing a situation we know almost nothing about.

I think lau's suggestion of a chat thread is perfect for anyone who wants to continue discussion of a gf or if it's appropriate for a news thread.

maria87
12-14-2006, 10:36 AM
There you go: "private life." Just because their profession makes them a public figure does not mean they don't deserve a private life. They can't live in a cave when they're off the tennis court which leaves them open to some publicity when maybe they'd prefer none, but that doesn't mean we have to spend pages discussing a situation we know almost nothing about.

there you go: did you really read what i wrote???? apparently not...try and read and then reply about what i said.

maria87
12-14-2006, 10:40 AM
i mean: i am not trying to go to any speculations....it is just a comment media did and private life is important for any sport-man and have serious effects on their perfomances...Of course i wish him luck and happiness in that matter.

maria87
12-14-2006, 10:44 AM
if we cannot say anything about a gf, so we have to delete the part of the article in Para Ti or any other where he is asked about that matter...give me a break! with all respect.

lau
12-14-2006, 11:42 AM
There you go: "private life." Just because their profession makes them a public figure does not mean they don't deserve a private life. They can't live in a cave when they're off the tennis court which leaves them open to some publicity when maybe they'd prefer none, but that doesn't mean we have to spend pages discussing a situation we know almost nothing about.

:yeah:


I think lau's suggestion of a chat thread is perfect for anyone who wants to continue discussion of a gf or if it's appropriate for a news thread.

I meant a CHAT thread :) http://www.menstennisforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=271 or any other of that type. Personally, I like, in this case, the policy they have about this issue in the Gastón Gaudio forum here in MTF :)

maria87
12-14-2006, 11:45 AM
I think lau's suggestion of a chat thread is perfect for anyone who wants to continue discussion of a gf or if it's appropriate for a news thread.

we are not discussing anything about chucho's gf...we just commented an article appeared in the press :lol: :lol:

lau
12-14-2006, 11:57 AM
Great work with the translation Lau and all of the places to play in Austria, the Austrians chose the dump of Linz, but they need to win these ties away from home.

Everyone wants to know him now, then again this is not a surprise, we all know how fickle people are.

I´m really happy that the guys seem to be determined to do it :) I think that reaching the DC final gave them what they needed to try again this year and put all their will in it. We´ll have to wait and see what will all the team decide in that asado Chucho talked about :D

lau
12-14-2006, 12:17 PM
And it seems that Chucho will play another exhibition, according to LA NACIÓN

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/EdicionImpresa/deportiva/nota.asp?nota_id=867340 (scroll down)

Tenis y glamour. Los argentinos José Acasuso, Gastón Gaudio y Guillermo Cañas protagonizarán, junto con el uruguayo Pablo Cuevas, el torneo cuadrangular Tenis en Punta 2007, que se disputará entre el 28 y el 29 del actual en el hotel Conrad, de Punta del Este. El certamen de exhibición, que el año último ganó Nalbandian al vencer en la final al chileno Nicolás Massú, tendrá una particularidad: las alcanzapelotas serán modelos de Pancho Dotto, una modalidad similar a la efectuada en el Masters Series de Madrid, donde también las encargadas de alcanzar las pelotas eran modelos.

translation:
Tennis and glamour The Argentines José Acasuso, Gastón Gaudio and Guillermo Cañas will play, along with the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, the ¿quadrangular? tournament "Tenis en Punta 2007", that will be played between the 28th and 29th of December in the Conrad Hotal in Punta del Este. The exhibition, that last year Nalbandian won when defeating the Chilean Nicolás Massú, will have something particular: the ballboys will be Pancho Dotto´s (a very famous model agent) models, a "mechanism" similar to the one used in Madrid MS, where the ballgirls were models.


:haha:

EDIT: and, as it is mentioned in the last interview I translated, he´ll be playing the “Liga de Primera” this Sunday.

EDIT 2:
you laughed the other day and commented about an article that says he lost a match because of some girls in the match.

:rolleyes: If you read what I posted you would know he WON that match. I was laughing about his hairdo :rolleyes:

maria87
12-14-2006, 01:13 PM
ok, so he will skip Copa Argentina and will play in Punta del Este? maybe he likes now the good beaches instead of the horrible heat of Buenos Aires:lol: :lol: the heat that for sure remindes him the hot summer in Misiones :lol:

maria87
12-14-2006, 01:14 PM
and for sure he is dangerously close to the "glamour" thing now!!:lol: :lol:

maria87
12-14-2006, 01:20 PM
anyway, good reaserch on the media, lau! thanks!:worship:

lau
12-14-2006, 01:25 PM
*sigh*

maria87
12-14-2006, 01:35 PM
*sigh*

what does it mean?:confused:

what is the problem? i have been alwyas polite and nice to you, even thanking always your contributions :confused:

*sigh*

maria87
12-14-2006, 01:52 PM
i know this is old but i like the way he talks about the defeat
from ESPN.deportes.com

"Safin jugó en un gran nivel y yo perdi el cuarto set en el tie break, asi que me voy satisfecho. Es más: estimo que de ir al quinto set yo tenía más resto que él".
"Safin played in a great level and i lost in the fourth in tie-break, so i am going with satisfation. More: i think that if we went to a fifth i would have more strenght than him"

"Intenté no pensar lo que estaba jugando. Jamás me temblaron las piernas, sólo me critico no haber estado más fino con la devolución en el cuerto set para quebrar el saque. Creo que con el tiempo voy a poder valorar más este momento", resaltó el misionero.
"I tried to not think about what i was playing for. Never my legs were trembling; i just blame myself to not have returned better his serve on fourth set to break him. I think while time will pass i will be able to value more this moment", remarked the misionero (the guy from Misiones)

Acerca de la actuación de Acasuso, el capitán, Alberto Mancini, opinó: "José jugó como un grande. Creo que tuvo que afrontar el partido más importante de la historia del tenis argentino y lo hizo de la mejor manera".
About the situation, Mancini declared: "José played like a big, great player. I think he had to face the most important match in the history of argentinian tennis, and he did it great."

Chuuuuuuuuuucho
12-14-2006, 02:36 PM
Wow, I have a question....is this a message board open to the public, or is it just a way for a couple of people to throw their weight around and scare people so much that they're affraid to post anything? I don't even know why I bothered to sign up. If I knew it was all about abuse and bashing I wouldn't have....this is the Chucho News Thread, word of him having a GF is news whether you people like it or not. Word of him having a stubbed toe is news, whether he got it on the court or in his home. If you wanted this thread to only be Chucho Tennis News, then those kind of things would be off topic but that's not what it's called. I'm sorry I posted that article here where I thought it would be appreciated as Chucho News, I won't do it again.

maria87
12-14-2006, 02:50 PM
Wow, I have a question....is this a message board open to the public, or is it just a way for a couple of people to throw their weight around and scare people so much that they're affraid to post anything? I don't even know why I bothered to sign up. If I knew it was all about abuse and bashing I wouldn't have....this is the Chucho News Thread, word of him having a GF is news whether you people like it or not. Word of him having a stubbed toe is news, whether he got it on the court or in his home. If you wanted this thread to only be Chucho Tennis News, then those kind of things would be off topic but that's not what it's called. I'm sorry I posted that article here where I thought it would be appreciated as Chucho News, I won't do it again.

you are welcome!! you can post anything which is not unrespectful..this is the only rule in MTF :wavey:

BTW, how nice avatar!! i wish i would have one like this! the best Marat, hugging the loser!:worship:

Chuuuuuuuuuucho
12-14-2006, 03:43 PM
Thanks Maria about the avatar, it's a bit fuzzy but I'm working on it. Would you happen to know what time on Sunday Chucho's playing in that Unicef match? I think it's on Sunday.

Choupi
12-14-2006, 03:59 PM
All this discussion about Chucho's gf made me think of the discussions we've had in the past over the Gaudio forum. I personally think that what concerns the private life, even if it appears in the newspapers, must remain private. I mean, it's not because the guy is famous (tennis player or whatever) that we, fans, have the right to know everything. If we take as a rule, that as long as it is published in a magazine, or newspaper, it is news and we can post it here, I have strong fears as to when magazines I won't name will publish photos and spread gossips that will be even more private than the fact a girl has attended 2 of Chucho's matches. I'm happy if he's happy. That's all. I don't care to know who shares his life, as long as he's still playing the tennis I like to see him play.

Last but not least, I repeat this is only my personal view of the topic, and I doubt that Chucho would love to have pages written on a message board about his love life. Even if what is written is true.

lau
12-14-2006, 04:15 PM
All this discussion about Chucho's gf made me think of the discussions we've had in the past over the Gaudio forum. I personally think that what concerns the private life, even if it appears in the newspapers, must remain private. I mean, it's not because the guy is famous (tennis player or whatever) that we, fans, have the right to know everything. If we take as a rule, that as long as it is published in a magazine, or newspaper, it is news and we can post it here, I have strong fears as to when magazines I won't name will publish photos and spread gossips that will be even more private than the fact a girl has attended 2 of Chucho's matches. I'm happy if he's happy. That's all. I don't care to know who shares his life, as long as he's still playing the tennis I like to see him play.

Last but not least, I repeat this is only my personal view of the topic, and I doubt that Chucho would love to have pages written on a message board about his love life. Even if what is written is true.

I agree :)
And, not related with your post, I would like to add that I´m deeply sorry some of the things I posted previously might be misunderstood. I thought a lot about posting "that" interview :p , but I thought that, after all, those were his own words. :) I think that makes a huge difference and that´s why I explained what kind of magazine that was. Not to mention that Chucho talked about other things in that interview.

Would you happen to know what time on Sunday Chucho's playing in that Unicef match? I think it's on Sunday.
Nobody knows for sure. That exhibition will take place between (or after or before) the finals of the "Liga de Primera" (a competition between Argentine tennis clubs) on Sunday. Honestly, I don´t think even the players know the time. Today the press conference took place, but that information doesn´t appear anywhere.