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The 2006 Australian Open Tennis Championships!

01-13-2006, 07:26 PM
Juani is in Australia and he will face Andy Murray in the 1st round! :eek: :cool:
This is his quater of the main draw:

[3] HEWITT, Lleyton AUS v. VIK, Robin CZE
MURRAY, Andy GBR v. CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
ROCHUS, Christophe BEL v. VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v. [28] VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
[21] KIEFER, Nicolas GER v. SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
ZIB, Tomas CZE v. [15] FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA v. MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG v. PHAU, Bjorn GER
HORNA, Luis PER v. [22] MONFILS, Gael FRA
MARIN, Juan Antonio CRC v. MARTIN, Alberto ESP
HANESCU, Victor ROM v. [6] CORIA, Guillermo ARG

All my best wishes to Juan! :wavey:

01-13-2006, 07:29 PM
Some news about Juan from the Aussie Open Website:

Hewitt in Federer's Half
by Scott Spits
Friday, 13 January, 2006 (

Lleyton Hewitt faces the prospect of having to overcome his nemesis, world No.1 Roger Federer, in the semi-finals of Australian Open 2006, if the top Australian is to realise his dream of winning his home Grand Slam tournament.

World No.4 Hewitt has been drawn on the same half of the draw as Federer, leaving big-serving American Andy Roddick to battle in a potential semi-final against world No.5 David Nalbandian.

In some mouth-watering first-round matches at the Australian Open, unseeded German Tommy Haas clashes with French young gun Richard Gasquet, emerging Brit Andy Murray takes on Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela, No.21 seed Nicholas Kiefer has drawn Thai Paradorn Srichaphan and Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean meets Australian wildcard recipient Mark Philippoussis.

While Hewitt, who lost the final last year in four sets to Russian Marat Safin, faces a potential semi-final clash with Federer, his path to the final four is littered with danger matches, including a likely quarter-final clash with Argentine world No.8 Guillermo Coria.

World No.4 Hewitt, who secured the No.3 seeding in the absence of young Spaniard Raphael Nadal, would meet the winner of the Murray-Chela clash in the second-round, providing the Australia overcomes Czech Robin Vik. Hewitt had a tough third-round clash against Chela at Melbourne Park last year, before the gritty local won in four sets after a sometimes-heated match.

Federer holds an 11-7 record against Hewitt, including nine straight victories. Hewitt has been eliminated from his past seven Grand Slam events by the eventual champion.

Federer, a six-time Grand Slam winner and champion at Melbourne Park two years ago, has four qualifiers in his quarter of the draw and faces potential quarter-finals against Russian Nikolay Davydenko or Slovakia's Dominic Hrbaty. The Swiss champion could also meet Gasquet or Haas in the round of 16. Haas defeated Federer at the Kooyong Classic this week.

World No.3 Roddick, who can only meet Federer in the men's final, clashes with a qualifier first up and is drawn to meet Croatian No.7 seed Ivan Ljubicic in the quarters. Other potential opponents for Roddick in the final eight include 2002 champion Thomas Johansson and Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.

There is a reasonable chance of an all-Argentine quarter-final with Nalbandian drawn to meet 2004 French Open winner and countryman Gaston Gaudio. But Gaudio must first overcome another Roland Garros champion, Spaniard No.32 seed Carlos Moya, in what would be an intriguing third-round match-up.

Other seeds drawn in Nalbandian's quarter of the draw include Croatian Mario Ancic (No.18), Spaniards David Ferrer (No.11) and Tommy Robredo (No.16), American James Blake (No.20) and Finland's Jarkko Nieminen (No.26).

The Haas-Gasquet match-up shapes as the first-round clash to watch. Haas, a two-time semi-finalist at Melbourne Park, meets the emerging No.14 seed who reached the fourth-round at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2005. 27-year-old Haas and 19-year-old Gasquet have never played.

Philippoussis, whose career has taken a turn for the worse since helping Australia win the Davis Cup in 2003, clashes with Grosjean in another much-awaited first-round match-up. The 29-year-old Australian holds a 3-2 record against the Frenchman, and his last victory came in the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2003.

Philippoussis's countryman and fellow wildcard recipient, 20-year-old Chris Giccione, has been drawn against No.7 seed Ivan Ljubicic in the first-round. American No.13 seed Robby Ginepri clashes with Austrian Jurgen Melzer.


01-13-2006, 07:46 PM
His profile:

Juan Ignacio Chela
Photo Courtesy of the FFT

Player Overview
Australian Opens Played: 5
Best Singles Performance: 3rd Round (2001, 2005)
Best Doubles Performance: 3rd Round (2004)
Events Entered: Men's Singles

Bio Information:


Country: Argentina
Birth Date: 30 August 1979
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Residence: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 1.91 metres (6 ft. 3 in.)
Weight: 75 kilos (165 lbs.)
Plays: Right
Year Turned Pro: 1998
Current 52 week rank for singles: 46
Current ATP Champions Race Position: 57
Current Doubles Rank: 95
High Rank for singles: 15
High Rank date for singles: 9 August 2004
High ATP Champions Race Position: 7
High ATP Champions Race Position Date: 14 January 2002
High rank for doubles: 34
High rank date for doubles: 17 May 2004
Career titles for singles: 3
Career titles for doubles: 2
Career matches won: 169
Career matches lost: 140
Year to date matches lost: 1
Career prize money: $2,802,768 USD
Year to date prize money for singles: $4,070 USD
Year to date prize money for doubles: $975 USD

Grand Slam Singles Results:
Year Australian Open Roland Garros Wimbledon US Open
2000 - 2ND 1ST 1ST
2001 3RD - - -
2002 2ND 1ST 1ST 4TH
2003 2ND 3RD 2ND 3RD
2004 2ND QF 2ND 1ST
2005 3RD 2ND - 1ST

Grand Slam Doubles Results:
Year Australian Open Roland Garros Wimbledon US Open
2003 2ND 2ND 2ND 1ST
2004 3RD 3RD 1ST 1ST
2005 2ND 2ND - 1ST

01-16-2006, 04:58 PM
Schedule for tomorrow Tuesday:

Vodafone Arena Start Time 11.00 AM

Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Mary Pierce (FRA)[5] vs. Nicole Pratt (AUS)

followed by

Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Tommy Haas (GER) vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA)[14]

Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Andy Murray (GBR) vs. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)

Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Yoon Jeong Cho (KOR) vs. Kim Clijsters (BEL)[2]

Good luck to Juan :)!!!

01-17-2006, 06:20 AM
Juan wins easily,yay! Best result of the Open until now, I am very happy :) :) :) Congrats Juan!!!

01-17-2006, 07:34 AM
I saw the last set of the match when I got up - as British Eurosport were showing the whole match because it involved Murray. Juan played well - congratulations.

01-17-2006, 10:04 AM
Hewitt doesn't have too much weapon today,I'm confident Juan Ignacio can kick his ass. :aplot: Vamos! :rocker2:

01-18-2006, 02:31 AM
Vamos, Juan Ignacio! Defeat Mr. C'MOOOOOON!

01-18-2006, 08:40 PM
Schedule for Thursday:

Rod Laver Arena Start Time 7.30 PM

Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.

Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[3] vs. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)

Good luck Juan, take revenge please :)

01-19-2006, 08:29 AM
Juan is playing better than Hewitt and wins the first set 6-4 :)

01-19-2006, 09:22 AM
Juan has some problems with his serve, but still managed to win the second set 6-4 :) Come on Juan, one more set. Vamos!!!!

01-19-2006, 11:14 AM
Juan beats No. 3 seed Lleyton Hewitt YAY :) :) :) I knew he could do it :)! Congrats Juan, well played :) What a nice revenge :)!!!!

Result was 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2 :)

01-19-2006, 11:25 AM
Unbelievable! :hearts: Juan played very very great while Hewitt was ordinary. :) How he didn't choke overall to save many bps huh?! :bigclap: Even though he lost TB but he saved sps a lot and he lost 8-10 becoz Hewitt played winner not he hit ue.He ran well and played inside out FH to gain points. :yeah: Very well done Juan! :banana:

01-19-2006, 11:33 AM
I didn't see the match because I am at work - but just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS :bounce: Eugenia - you must be so happy :hug:

01-19-2006, 11:54 AM
Congratulations to all Chela supporters. Juan Ignacio Played incredibly well. Vamos JI

01-19-2006, 11:56 AM
Great news, I am very happy for Juan :) :banana: :banana:

I can´t stand Hewitt, so I am extra glad :)

Corinne, could you see the match or did you have to watch livescore?

01-19-2006, 12:23 PM
CHELITAAAAAAAAAAAA!! :yeah: :dance: :yippee: I haven't seen the match yet, I've got it taped and going to watch it right after Ferrero's match :) Unfortunately, I don't have the 1,5 set at the end... the tape wasn't long enough (because of the taped Szczecin challenger final grrrr) but I saw the match ball and Hewitt almost running to the locker room. And Chelita was so happy :) It's a wonderful day for me... Ferrero wins, Tipsarevic plays well, and Chela... unbelievable it is what he has done today :)


01-19-2006, 12:39 PM
Great news, I am very happy for Juan :) :banana: :banana:

I can´t stand Hewitt, so I am extra glad :)

Corinne, could you see the match or did you have to watch livescore?

I skipped school Birte, I had to do it. I couldn't miss Juan's big match. Luckily Tommy Haas won very quickly so German europsort showed most of Juan's match :)

01-19-2006, 12:42 PM
Here some nice pics of today's match :)

01-19-2006, 01:03 PM
Byebye, Mr. C'mon!
Congratulations, Juan Ignacio!!!

01-19-2006, 01:10 PM
Wow...that was brilliant!!!
I couldn't watch the match- was it Lleyton playing not-so-well, or was it Juan really kicking his ass?

01-19-2006, 02:25 PM
I ammmmm soooooooooooo excited!!!Great Juani!!Great revenge!!!!

01-19-2006, 03:12 PM
Wow...that was brilliant!!!
I couldn't watch the match- was it Lleyton playing not-so-well, or was it Juan really kicking his ass?
I guess it could be said that both ;)

01-19-2006, 04:06 PM
Congratulations Juani!!! :worship:
I am so happy for him! and against Hewitt makes it more special :devil:

01-19-2006, 06:07 PM
I guess it could be said that both ;)

Well, at least Hewitt got what he deserved =)
btw- tennis slash rules. :angel:

01-19-2006, 07:16 PM
Yeah, I just come here to congratulate Chela and his fans :D Well played Juan Ignacio :rocker2:

01-20-2006, 07:59 AM
great hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
great man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
great victory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vamos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce:

01-20-2006, 09:38 AM
Juani :worship::worship:

Vliegen next ;)

01-20-2006, 07:24 PM
He will win for sure! :kiss:

01-20-2006, 09:58 PM
Juan plays the second match on court 2 after a ladies match. Hope Juan is focused and keeps playing the way he did against Lleyton. It won't be an easy match, but I expect him to leave the court as winner. Go Juan :)

01-21-2006, 02:42 AM
capture match chela def vliegen 61 64 64
congratulations chela

01-21-2006, 08:08 AM
Gracias Alexito :)

Congrats to Juan on reaching the fourth round, very nice result :)

01-21-2006, 11:58 AM
Well done JI!! :yeah:

01-21-2006, 04:10 PM
Thanks Alexito! :D
Vamos Juan Ignacio! :rocker2: Since Kiwi is a big server,I hope he will return better and beat him! :yeah:

01-21-2006, 05:03 PM
Oh it's going to be so very hard against Kiefer... But I hope Chela can still beat him, a great return will be very much appreciated :)

01-22-2006, 06:29 PM
Juan plays his 4th round match against Nicolas Kiefer on Monday, 11 am on Vodafone Arena. Good luck Juan!!!

01-23-2006, 05:20 AM
he lost in 3 sets:sad: 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 for Kiefer
anyway he has very good results in AO this year! Congratulations:)!

01-23-2006, 08:20 AM
It was a shame he lost..I was looking forward to two Argentine in the 1/4 finals for the first time ever..never mind..he has shown he can do it...

01-23-2006, 01:14 PM
Yes, too bad he lost :( Juan couldn't convert his breakpoints and Kiefer played well. Still great tournament for Juan, congrats :)

01-23-2006, 02:11 PM

01-23-2006, 08:46 PM
Hey, I'm back from my holydays! :wavey: What a great Aussie Open for Juan! :bigclap: I'm so proud of him, he showed that he is fit and playing good tennis, and that's great news! :kiss: I was following his performance watching ESPN and I saw his victory over Hewitt (great match :worship: ) and the last set vs. Vliegen, and yesterday the whole match against Kiefer, and I'm happy about what I've seen. :) Congratz Juan for reach the 4th round in Australia! :bounce:

I'm going to upload some pics in the Picture thread! See you there! :)