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anniec
01-24-2004, 03:33 PM
Does anyone want to join me in admiring the talents of Agustin Calleri, the most neglected Argentinian star? A guy who looks like this and plays like this deserves to be appreciated

*Ljubica*
01-24-2004, 07:20 PM
And why not!!

Welcome to the wonderful world of MensTennisForums Annie!!

Ma. Estefania
01-24-2004, 07:53 PM
Yeah, I agree with Rosie, why not to do it? I quite like Agustín too. :)

Sue
01-24-2004, 09:09 PM
At last! Now Agustin is no longer neglected. Nice pic Annie :-) Any of you South American tennis fans have any pics of Agustin we may not have seen in the UK?

sigmagirl91
01-25-2004, 02:30 AM
He's OK. I can dig it.....

Action Jackson
02-02-2004, 07:00 AM
Too bad he went a bit crazy when he was serving for the match against Canas, which he should have won.

But, yes Calleri is definitely worth cheering for.

Action Jackson
02-28-2004, 07:38 AM
Vamos Calleri, huge match against Guga in Brasil and hopefully he can improve his record in finals.

Maybe he can play like he did in Malaga against Ferrero and he can overcome this difficult hurdle.

Sue
02-29-2004, 04:42 PM
Although I like Guga it would be nice for Calleri to add another singles title to his tally.
GO AGUSTIN!!!!!

jazz_girl
03-01-2004, 09:25 PM
I really like Agustin!!! He's my second favourite, after David!

Yanina
03-02-2004, 09:13 PM
jeje! yes!! Like me!! I like Agustin very much, he's my 3º favourite tennis player, after David, of course and Moyá...

Masto22
03-05-2004, 12:27 PM
More Agustín Photos???
Take a look at my unofficial site!!!
Let´s Go Gordo Calleri!!!

NF1
04-18-2004, 09:59 PM
Yeeeees!!!!

I like him reallly much!!!!!

I saw him in very first time in Vienna when Agustin swept the carpet with Dent. :worship:

So now he and Alex Corretja is my two favourite. Two AC :)

Maia
05-17-2004, 11:42 AM
Two AC :)

lol...so, do you like Albert Costa? ;)

joeb_uk
05-21-2004, 08:06 PM
its a shame about his current drop in the rankings, due to the points loss at hamburg. i think hes ranked like 42 now?

Daniel
05-22-2004, 09:37 AM
Agustin, buena suerte y vence a Mark :yeah:

YoursTruly
05-25-2004, 04:19 AM
Vamos Agustin manana!!! Send Marat home just like how you know how to! :wavey: :yeah:

*Ljubica*
02-26-2005, 04:46 PM
Bump..............

Congrats to Agustin for being chosen for next week's DC Team against the Czech Republic. :clap2:

Denaon
02-28-2005, 02:37 PM
Bump..............

Congrats to Agustin for being chosen for next week's DC Team against the Czech Republic. :clap2:
Agree, congrats Agustin! He'll give it all as usual in DC! Go Argentina!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

Daniel
03-05-2005, 02:41 AM
Agustin, :clap2:

alexito
04-21-2005, 01:52 AM
in few hours, agustin with coria in barcelona for 8th final

Fergie
04-21-2005, 12:46 PM
Agustin def. Coria 6-4 6-7 7-6 :worship:

jazz_girl
04-21-2005, 02:29 PM
Vamos Gordo!!! :)

WinterDreams
04-21-2005, 05:51 PM
:bigwave: Vamos AGUSTIN :bigwave:

Some old pics from Athens, please :D

WinterDreams
04-21-2005, 05:55 PM
:D :D

WinterDreams
04-21-2005, 05:59 PM
:D :D :D

WinterDreams
04-21-2005, 06:02 PM
...and this one, too :wavey:

Fergie
04-21-2005, 08:04 PM
Great pics, thanks! :D

Masto22
07-16-2005, 08:12 PM
Let´s go Agustín today please !!! :)

psichogaucho
07-22-2005, 11:31 PM
tomorrow Agustín will play the Dutch Open SF, at Amersfoort
he will face Ivo Minar, from Czech Republic
head to head, series tied 0-0
vamos, Gordo! :bounce:

psichogaucho
07-23-2005, 11:59 PM
Agustín defeated Ivo Minar 6-4 6-4 :bounce:
He will play the final against Fernando Gonzalez
head to head
Gonzalez lead series 2-1
last meeting, 2003 Estoril Agustín won 7-5 6-1
Vamos, Gordo! :bounce:

psichogaucho
07-24-2005, 07:30 PM
Agustín lost 5-7 3-6 to Gonzalez... :sad:

Eugenia
07-24-2005, 08:40 PM
I'm kinda sad because he really deserves the title, but he seems happy, and he said that it was a successful week... without a doubt! :)

*Ljubica*
07-24-2005, 08:44 PM
I think we should be happy for Agustin :) It was a wonderful achievement to come back from all those injuries to reach a final. Only last year I was watching him play as a direct entry into the Masters' Series events - and I hope this tournament will be the first stepping stone for him to get back there - he is too good a player to be languishing down low in the rankings.

Masto22
07-25-2005, 05:32 AM
I think that It was a great result for Agustín... Now he is top 70 again... Let´s see what about Kitzbuhel but we know that he is back again for sure :)

psichogaucho
07-26-2005, 03:54 PM
Agustín lost 4-6 0-3 ret. to Nicolás Lapentti at Kitzbühel :sad:

Masto22
07-27-2005, 01:44 AM
People says Agustín WD to Sopot :( ¡¡¡ Fuerza AGUSTÍN !!!

psichogaucho
07-27-2005, 12:10 PM
he's injured again in his back... :(

Aguante_el_Gato
07-28-2005, 03:05 PM
Today in Ole ( http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v3/pagina.jsp?pagId=1022634 )
The most important of the article is:
Agustín's injury is not serious :yeah:
His retirement against Lapentti, generated uncertainty, by the fear that had broken out again the injury.
In Buenos Aires, "El Gordo" confirmed to site www.diadora.com.ar that "... I have a minimum tear in the abdominal part. The doctors did not say to me how long I will have of rest, but I consider that he will not be for much ".
According to his own calculations, the recovery will not demand to him more than ten days and, later, he will retake the training in hard courts

Action Jackson
07-28-2005, 03:06 PM
Thanks for the update about Agustin, though I think he should take as much time as needed.

Aguante_el_Gato
07-28-2005, 03:10 PM
Thanks for the update about Agustin, though I think he should take as much time as needed.
Agree about this.

Action Jackson
07-28-2005, 03:11 PM
The problem is with his entry ranking where it was, he might have to qualify for the hardcourt events, it could be better if he either played on clay or played hardcourt challengers.

forever_rafter
09-21-2005, 07:26 PM
Agustin enjoys his time in Poland. He advanced to 3rd round in singles and 2nd round in doubles. Check out this smile :heart:

http://www.pekaoopen.pl/2005/gfx/galeria/cc183efc7f3177e2e1f781eef1b120c8.jpg

Nathaliia
09-22-2005, 10:52 AM
Oh it's my press conference :D It was a very funny one ;)

*Ljubica*
09-22-2005, 11:50 AM
That is such a lovely photo :inlove: When I get home from work I may even consider reducing it into a gorgeous avatar :)

forever_rafter
09-22-2005, 05:10 PM
Oh it's my press conference :D It was a very funny one ;)

some details please :)

Nathaliia
09-22-2005, 08:10 PM
Ula, check this goddamn official website www.pekaoopen.com.pl the transcript is there though. and i even translated it in "Szczecin challenger thread" :(

alexito
09-24-2005, 05:01 AM
some capture tenis pro zabaleta argentina

*Ljubica*
09-24-2005, 09:54 AM
Thanks so much alexito :hug:

*Ljubica*
09-24-2005, 02:47 PM
Agustin beat Chela 7-5, 7-6 in the semis in Szczecin. Congratulations and good luck in the final :)

Action Jackson
09-25-2005, 02:14 PM
El Gordo has won the Szczecin Challenger 4-6 6-2 6-4 over Beto Martin, now go off to Palermo and continue on.

*Ljubica*
09-25-2005, 02:31 PM
I am thrilled - well done Agustin :bigclap:

forever_rafter
09-28-2005, 10:22 AM
Ula, check this goddamn official website www.pekaoopen.com.pl the transcript is there though. and i even translated it in "Szczecin challenger thread" :(

don't get mad, I thought that you'd give us some extra details, not everything is on the paper, you know ;)

*Ljubica*
09-28-2005, 11:18 AM
Agustin lost his 1st round match in Palermo 5-7, 0-6 :sad:

Nathaliia
09-28-2005, 12:57 PM
don't get mad, I thought that you'd give us some extra details, not everything is on the paper, you know ;)
ok :yeah: ;) I must have been quite angry then... sooner or later I'll write a big report in Polish so then almost everything WOULD be on paper.

And bad luck in Palermo damn, what happened? He says he suffers of bad physical preparation, I think this was the reason.

WinterDreams
10-05-2005, 08:52 PM
It's a pity that Agustin lost today...
But he played very well on Monday.

Here some pics from the match on Monday.

WinterDreams
10-05-2005, 08:57 PM
:)

alexito
10-06-2005, 01:38 AM
video tenis2005 espn argentina with agustin calleri

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KTJPVIG7

WinterDreams
10-14-2005, 11:43 PM
Great video!!! Thanks a lot, alexito36 :worship:

alexito
10-18-2005, 03:08 PM
today agustin lost with ferrer, but I like agustin, play very good.

*Ljubica*
10-18-2005, 04:16 PM
Thanks for all the photos WinterDreams and for the video Alexito. Sorry I have not said thanks before, but I'm just back from Madrid and Stockholm which is why I haven't been around much on the Net for a couple of weeks. I was lucky enough to watch Agustin's match with Costa yesterday and also saw him practice over the past weekend in Madrid. Sadly I had to miss the Ferrer match today because I was travelling home as I have to go back to work tomorrow :sad: He was certainly playing at a higher level the last few matches I have seen, so hope that bodes well for a successful 2006.

alexito
10-18-2005, 06:52 PM
please , take picture

Action Jackson
10-19-2005, 05:20 AM
From the match against Ferrer.

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-10-18T134617Z_01_SPS04D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-MADRID.jpg

WinterDreams, thanks for your photos.

*Ljubica*
10-19-2005, 11:39 AM
please , take picture

Sorry alexito - I lost my lovely new camera while I was away :sad: - so there are no photos for you all - I am really sad about it :sad: I have lost all the photos I took in Stockholm the first week because they were on the camera when it was lost :sad: Sorry.

alexito
10-27-2005, 02:56 PM
agustin lost with hrbaty 3 6 in 3rd set in basel

*Ljubica*
10-28-2005, 08:57 AM
Sad that Agustin lost :sad: And now he has decided not to take up his place in Paris - so I guess this is :wavey: to him til 2006. Hope he enjoys his off-season with family and friends.

sigmagirl91
10-28-2005, 11:33 AM
Tough match, Agustin. See ya in 06.

Nathaliia
10-28-2005, 11:39 AM
Yeah... it was a difficult season for Agustin but I eblieve he's already after all his health problems (or maybe that's what he admitted in Szczecin and let's believe no new problems took place) so few weeks in peace at home - that's what he needs to be prepared well for the new season which may be an interesting one for him.

*Ljubica*
10-30-2005, 12:10 PM
Well - the season isn't quite over yet for Agustin!! Somehow I had managed to overlook this fact - but Agustin and partner Feña Gonzalez are in the Basel doubles' final today :) Well done boys and good luck in the final.

GonzoFan
10-30-2005, 07:09 PM
in the doubles final of Basel
Gonzo and Agustin won the first set 7-5 and now they are up 4-3 in the second with their service :yeah:

*Ljubica*
10-30-2005, 07:42 PM
Agustin and Feña beat Huss/Moodie 7-5 7-5 to take the title :worship: Huss and Moodie are the reigning Wimbledon champions :eek: - our boys must have played soooo well! Congrats to them :worship:

Nathaliia
10-30-2005, 09:02 PM
so cool :yeah:

alexito
10-31-2005, 11:54 AM
yes agustin!!!!!!!!!
congratulations

*Ljubica*
11-26-2005, 11:50 AM
Next weekend, Agustin will start his pre-season work by playing in a charity exhibition in Peru. Chucho Acasuso, Luis Horna and Ivan Miranda will also be playing and the proceeds go to disadvantaged children. The exhibition takes place in Lima on 2nd and 3rd December.

Then from 15th-18th December, he will be one of the players taking part in the prestigious Copa Argentina de Tenis in Buenos Aires, where all the top Argentine players (apart from Coria) plus Guga and Luis Horna, will be playing.

Agustin's first tournament of 2006 will be the New Generation Hardcourts event in Adelaide, Australia starting on 2nd January.

sigmagirl91
11-26-2005, 11:51 AM
Next weekend, Agustin will start his pre-season work by playing in a charity exhibition in Peru. Chucho Acasuso, Luis Horna and Ivan Miranda will also be playing and the proceeds go to disadvantaged children. The exhibition takes place in Lima on 2nd and 3rd December.

Then from 15th-18th December, he will be one of the players taking part in the prestigious Copa Argentina de Tenis in Buenos Aires, where all the top Argentine players (apart from Coria) plus Guga and Luis Horna, will be playing.

Agustin's first tournament of 2006 will be the New Generation Hardcourts event in Adelaide, Australia starting on 2nd January.

:yeah:

*Ljubica*
12-16-2005, 03:39 PM
Agustin looks forward to 2006.

http://www.infobae.com/notas/nota.php?Idx=228535&IdxSeccion=100704

Agustín Calleri says that he is hungry for glory.
The Argentine tennis player is finally recovered from the herniated disc in his back and aims to be in the Top 30 next year.

The Cordoban tennis player, Agustín Calleri, who is finally recoverd from a disc problem, has said that one of his objectives for the next year is to get back to the worlds' Top 30.

"I start in 2006 with hopes that it will be a very good year. My first step will be to return to the Top 50 best ones" (he is currntly ranked 53) "and from there I will fight to obtain a position in the Top 30" in the world ", said the former Argentine Davis Cup player. Calleri added: "I am totally recovered from the herniated disc problems now. I took all possible care this year and aproached this pre-season as I have never done before. I have trained every day for the last month because I also want to test my abdominal muscles at the highest level as I have also had problems there. I feel well and my serve is at a good level that I have not had for a while", explained the man from Rio Cuarto.

Looing back on his 2005 season, the Cordoban indicated: "I finished the year playing well, but it was an irregular year because I had the disc problem and I think I did not wait for it to heal properly before returning. With all injuries it is necessary to get over them completely and in the best way possible, both physically and psychologically and I have done that now".

Finally, when we asked him what makes him think he can return to the Top 30, he replied without doubt, "Because I am playing well and I am hungry".

Action Jackson
12-17-2005, 06:26 AM
http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/2003/photos2005/0215/r_Callerireves_v.jpg

From the match against Puerta.

http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/story?id=391660

There is an artcle which I can't translate and now Calleri plays Horna.

*Ljubica*
12-17-2005, 10:44 AM
Just for you GWH - here is a translation of your article:-

After more than an hour's delay for rain, the first match began, and it was a clash of the Cordobans, between Agustín Calleri and Mariano Puerta. Agustin won 6-3, 7-6(4).

The public were slow to arrive at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, but received the players warmly, especially Puerta, who was making his debut at this competition and was the second favourite. The first set passed without too much excitement because the power of both players did not allow many attractive long rallies. The World Number 53 quickly broke serve in the second game, and from then on took the set without problems. Calleri was more precise, his returns were good and he made some very difficult shots. He was very reliable with his serve as he had been im his match the previous day, and thus the player from Rio Cuarto took the first set 6-3.

In the second set, the parity between the two was broken in the 4th game, when although Calleri remained aggressive, his shots were no longer so accurate, and these errors allowed Puerta to win and, after holding his own service game, he moved to a 4-1 lead. Nevertheless, Calleri took advantage of the first opportunity that his rival gave him in the ninth game and soon broke back. He then held serve with 4 impeccable serves in the one game, and thus, the set returned to equality until the inevitable tie-break. In the tie break, the champion of Casablanca committed two double faults due to lack of concentration, and that was the end of the match as Calleri did not give him any chances on his service points and eventually won the tie-break by 7 points to 4.

After the victory, Calleri said, "I felt comfortable with my game. I took advantage of the opportunities in the second Set and that is why I won!". On Saturday, Calleri will face the winner of the duel between Luis Horna and Gustavo Kuerten. From his performance here today he looks like a very soild candidate to lift the Copa Argentina trophy.

Fergie
12-17-2005, 11:25 PM
Agustin d. Horna 6-2 6-4 :yeah:

*Ljubica*
12-18-2005, 09:55 AM
Agustin d. Horna 6-2 6-4 :yeah:

Thanks for the score - what good news to wake up to :bounce: Well done Agustin - now go and win the Final!

*Ljubica*
12-19-2005, 07:31 AM
Agustin lost :sad: 3-6, 6-2, 3-6 :sad:

Fergie
12-19-2005, 09:37 PM
Agustin played a great 1st set ... After that he didn't feel comfortable with the wind :sad:

alexito
12-19-2005, 10:18 PM
agustin play very good all match
but, it's exhibition

Action Jackson
12-20-2005, 10:54 AM
Agustin starts his season in Adelaide, Sydney and then Aus Open. After this I imagine he will play the Latin American circuit.

All the best and hopelly no more injuries.

alexito
12-20-2005, 12:08 PM
pictures agustin in buenos aires

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=57056&page=3

Fergie
12-20-2005, 10:15 PM
Thanks for the pics! :yeah:

*Ljubica*
12-21-2005, 08:50 AM
Agustin starts his season in Adelaide, Sydney and then Aus Open. After this I imagine he will play the Latin American circuit.

All the best and hopelly no more injuries.

Yes - he is now confirmed for Viña del Mar and also Buenos Aires.

Action Jackson
12-22-2005, 01:41 PM
Just thought I'd post a few of these pics, some might be here already.

http://www.advantage-tennis.com/calleri/200202317.jpg

http://www.advantage-tennis.com/calleri/200202321.jpg

http://www.advantage-tennis.com/calleri/I2120126.jpg

http://www.deportexdeporte.com.ar/fotos/img/calleri11.jpg

http://www.marca.com/tennis-masters-madrid/fotos/calleri101003.jpg

http://www.rowztennis.com/imgs2/picoweek/picoweek_167_lg.jpg

*Ljubica*
12-23-2005, 12:34 PM
Thanks for the photos GWH - yes I have seen them before - but a girl can ever see too much of Agustin ;)

Nathaliia
12-23-2005, 01:31 PM
:wavey:
yee thanks for all the news and pics and congratulations for making it to the final at Copa Argentina :worship:
I believe Agustin can make a successful year on tour if he's injury-free. That's what he said in Szczecin, he's ready to compete and these days he's got more game experience after coming back than he had after Szczecin (that's why he was losing in ATP events)
All fingers crossed for Agustin.

BTW i am learning to my exam about Saint Agustin (Calleri :lol: ) he was a bishop in 3rd century in north Africa :p no data about him playing tennis :p

*Ljubica*
12-29-2005, 11:57 AM
"Saint" Agustin starts his season next week in Adelaide - good luck to him :)

Fergie
01-01-2006, 08:45 PM
Draw

(1)Lleyton Hewitt vs. Jan Hernych
Phillip Kohlschrieber vs. Guccione
Qualifier vs. Andy Murray
Agustion Calleri vs. (6)Tomas Berdych

(4)Mario Ancic vs. Arnaud Clement
Peter Luczak vs. Xavier Malisse
Pashanski vs. Andreas Seppi
(5)James Blake vs. Alberto Martin

(7)Jarkko Nieminen vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu
Florian Mayer vs. Juan Monaco
Qualifier Vs. Florent Serra
Jurgen Melzer vs. (3)Tommy Robredo

(8)Juan Ignacio Chela vs. Ivo Karlovic
Qualifier vs. Kennethe Carlsen
Vincet Spedea vs. Mark Philippoussis
Qualifier vs. (2)Dominik Hrbaty

I hate the draw :ras: ... But good luck Agustin! :hug:

*Ljubica*
01-02-2006, 08:59 AM
Agustin lost 4-6, 7-6(5), 4-6 :sad: I am really sad about this - a bad start to the new tennis year for me - it was so close too. Poor Agustin :hug: Hope he can do better in the doubles.

Fergie
01-02-2006, 11:33 AM
So closed :sad:

Action Jackson
01-03-2006, 03:56 AM
It was a very tough opening match for Calleri, but he will get better and just needs some more matches and hope he can finally do some damage in a Slam.

Action Jackson
01-04-2006, 05:18 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
20. Lapentti Nicolas ECU 95
21. Vanek, Jiri CZE 99
22. Kim, Kevin USA 101
23. Starace, Potito ITA 105
24 (SE)
25 (SE)
26 del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG) (WC)
27 Kuerten, Gustavo (BRA) (WC)
28 (WC)
29 (Q)
30 (Q)
31 (Q)
32 (Q)

Kat!
01-05-2006, 01:19 PM
:wavey: Photos from Adelaide - 8 in total.....

http://photobucket.com/albums/y80/tvkat/Adelaide%202006/Agustin%20Calleri/

*Ljubica*
01-05-2006, 03:33 PM
:wavey: Photos from Adelaide - 8 in total.....

http://photobucket.com/albums/y80/tvkat/Adelaide%202006/Agustin%20Calleri/

Thanks Kat - the first one is gorgeous :inlove: . It may even become an avatar for me in the future (if you have no objections!)

Nathaliia
01-05-2006, 03:35 PM
thank you Kat :wavey:

Kat!
01-05-2006, 11:13 PM
Thanks Kat - the first one is gorgeous :inlove: . It may even become an avatar for me in the future (if you have no objections!)


:drool: that's fine, I do love that pic too!!!

Kristen
01-06-2006, 06:58 AM
From his first round matches in Adelaide...

*Ljubica*
01-06-2006, 07:53 PM
:drool: that's fine, I do love that pic too!!!

Thanks :hug: I tend to change my avatar to coincide with different phases of the Tour - so Agustin will be taking his starring role sometime after the Australian tournaments are finished.

And Kristen - thanks for your photos too :)

*Ljubica*
01-09-2006, 05:38 AM
Agustin beat Mathieu 6-4, 6-3 in the 1st round in Sydney. Vamos Agustin :)

Nathaliia
01-09-2006, 12:45 PM
:yeah: ;)

Action Jackson
01-13-2006, 09:43 AM
Agustin plays Ancic in the 1st round of the AO.

Nathaliia
01-13-2006, 10:22 AM
hopefully Ancic will have a 5 hour five setter and will be tired as hell, which can help Agustin ;) Ancic doesn't have too good physical shape ;)

*Ljubica*
01-13-2006, 11:05 AM
I hate this draw :devil: Vamos Agustin!

*Ljubica*
01-14-2006, 06:21 PM
Agustin v Ancic is 2nd match on Court 3 on Monday. Vamos Agustin :)

*Ljubica*
01-16-2006, 12:48 PM
Poor Agustin lost :sad: to Mario Ancic 4-6 6-4 3-6 4-6 :sad:

lau
02-09-2006, 05:09 PM
A couple of pics from DC site :)
Buena suerte for the doubles match!! :yeah: ;)

*Ljubica*
02-09-2006, 05:13 PM
A couple of pics from DC site :)
Buena suerte for the doubles match!! :yeah: ;)
Thans Lau :hug:

lau
02-09-2006, 05:21 PM
Thans Lau :hug:
You are welcome :kiss:
BTW, Rosie, I posted the pics of the whole team and the ones with the Swedish team in Chucho´s pic thread..., I didn´t want to post the same pics over and over in different threads :lol:

*Ljubica*
02-10-2006, 01:38 PM
You are welcome :kiss:
BTW, Rosie, I posted the pics of the whole team and the ones with the Swedish team in Chucho´s pic thread..., I didn´t want to post the same pics over and over in different threads :lol:
Yes - thanks- I have seen them on Chucho's Forum :)

lau
02-11-2006, 01:23 PM
C´mon Agustín get out there and kick some ass! :bounce:

lau
02-11-2006, 06:46 PM
C´mon Agustín get out there and kick some ass! :bounce:
Well, he did it :yeah:
Playing and celebrating :)

*Ljubica*
02-11-2006, 08:21 PM
Well, he did it :yeah:
Playing and celebrating :)
Thanks :) I heard he was the best player out there today - well done Agustin :)

lau
02-11-2006, 08:39 PM
Thanks :) I heard he was the best player out there today - well done Agustin :)
Yes he was, IMO. :)

*Ljubica*
02-12-2006, 03:25 PM
Yes he was, IMO. :)
I definitely respect your opinion :hug:

lau
02-17-2006, 04:20 PM
Pics from his match against Marín
and a link to a brief vid with just a few highlights (after the ones of Chucho´s match)

http://www.tn.com.ar/popup_metafile.asp?Id_nota=47564&Id_calidad=1

lau
02-17-2006, 10:07 PM
Well done Agustín! :) (I was not cheering for him, this time, but I´m glad he won :p )

A couple of pics :) And the one of the whole court is beatiful! :hearts: and the last one is funny :lol:

Good luck for the next match, Gordo! :bounce:

*Ljubica*
02-18-2006, 10:46 AM
Thanks Lau :hug: Agustin is soooo gorgeous :inlove: Or am I biased?!

Action Jackson
02-18-2006, 10:56 AM
Vamos Gordo, now take the title after taking out the stoner..

http://www.inforegion.com.ar/archivos/imagen/calleri_250fgfgfgfgfg.jpg http://www.tvndeportes.cl/archivos/deportes/imagenes/calleri.jpg

Action Jackson
02-18-2006, 12:23 PM
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportiva/nota.asp?nota_id=781809

El último legionario

Sólo queda un argentino: Agustín Calleri, que batió a José Acasuso por 6-3, 3-6 y 6-4; hoy, a las 12, jugará la semifinal con Filippo Volandri

Hace una semana, en el Parque Roca, pocos minutos después de que se sellara la victoria ante Suecia, Juan Calleri, cerca de una de las carpas de hospitalidad, comentó. "Ojalá Agustín pudiera, alguna vez, volver a rendir en el circuito como lo hace en la Copa Davis. Se está matando, Dios dirá si se puede dar".

Una semana más tarde, Agustín Calleri le empezó a dar el gusto a su padre, además de ser el único argentino sobreviviente en la Copa Telmex, la escala porteña del circuito de la ATP.

El riocuartense, de 29 años, venció a su compatriota y compañero de equipo en la Copa Davis José Acasuso por 6-3, 3-6 y 6-4 y se clasificó, después de cuatro años y por segunda vez, para las semifinales del certamen porteño, dotado con US$ 425.000 en premios.

Hoy, a las 12, en el Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Calleri (56°) irá en busca del encuentro decisivo ante el italiano Filippo Volandri (33°), que le ganó a Boris Pashanski, de Serbia y Montenegro, por 6-4 y 6-3.

A continuación, el español Carlos Moya, vencedor de su compatriota Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo por 6-2 y 6-2, tendrá como adversario al español Juan Carlos Ferrero, que le ganó al italiano Potito Starace por 6-3 y 7-5.

Las presencias en las semifinales de Moya y Ferrero, dos ex N° 1 del mundo, entregan una particularidad: por quinta vez en los seis años que se llevan disputados del certamen está asegurada la presencia de algún campeón de Roland Garros en esa instancia.

Con el estilo de Calleri. La vida tenística de Agustín Calleri suele estar marcada por una característica: cuando nadie lo tiene en cuenta, el riocuartense aparece desde las sombras para dejar su huella.

Así ocurrió en 2003, después de un 0-2, en Málaga, por la semifinal de la Copa Davis; a puro garrotazo, ganó el dobles con Lucas Arnold y, al día siguiente, logró el triunfo de su vida ante Juan Carlos Ferrero, entonces N° 1 del mundo y hoy hipotético adversario en una posible final.

Así sucedió, en abril de 2004, cuando cortó un invicto de cuatro años de Andre Agassi en Key Biscayne.

Y así vivió esta semana el Gordo Calleri, el último legionario. Hace siete días, se presumía que la Copa Telmex se transformaría en un choque de estrellas encabezado por David Nalbandian y Guillermo Coria. Pero, lejos de los pronósticos, la penúltima jornada tiene como abanderado al cordobés que vive el tenis a puro golpe y con dientes apretados.

Esa fue la receta que le propuso a un Acasuso que, de antemano, llegó con un poco más de favoritismo debido a su seguidilla de nueve partidos invictos, entre los que se incluyeron el título en Viña del Mar y un debut espectacular en la Copa Davis.

Pero Acasuso nunca terminó de acomodarse por varios factores: el peso de la pelota de Calleri -la misma moneda que él ofrecía-, el clásico viento arremolinado de la Catedral y la imposibilidad de cerrar el partido en los momentos favorables del tercer set: tanto en el 2-1 como en el 4-3, las dos veces que tuvo breaks en su favor.

En ese instante, por más que lo haya negado después, Calleri seguramente recordó que en esa cancha, en 2002, perdió una de las finales más increíbles de su carrera, después de ir venciendo por 6-2 y 5-1 al chileno Nicolás Massú. Escondida entre las dudas de Acasuso, la rueda del tenis, similar a la de cualquier otro orden de la vida, le ofrecía un nuevo desquite.

El último legionario, entonces, apretó el puño, cambió el rumbo y llegó a la primera semifinal luego de siete meses. Con el envión copero lo logró, festejó y se dio vuelta: allí estaban Cecilia, su mujer; Francisco Yunis, su coach, y Juan, aquel que hace una semana quería que el Gordo rindiera en el circuito igual que en la Davis.

Por Alfredo Bernardi
De la Redacción de LA NACION


Translation:

Someone else who speaks Spanish could help, as mine is shit.

The basic points are.

- He is the last Argentine left in the draw, when it was least expected with Coria, Nalbandian and Chucho's spectacular Davis Cup debut.

- His father wishes he could produce his Davis Cup form more on the circuit.

- Mentions how many RG champions have been involved in the finals in the last 6 years.

- Talks about the Chucho match and his great performances that came out of nowhere. The thrashings of Ferrero in Malaga who could be a potential finalist and the hiding of Agassi when he hardly lost in Miami.

- How he can get the chance to avenge the huge choke of 6-2 5-1 when losing to Massu in the final.

- Ending with a clenched fist to the cap with his wife Cecilia, the coach Yunis and finishes off with the comment related by his father about producing his DC form on the tour.

lau
02-18-2006, 12:40 PM
Thanks Lau :hug: Agustin is soooo gorgeous :inlove: Or am I biased?!
I don´t think you are biased :lol: ;)



Now I´ll check the article George ;)
But I forgot to say that this time he had problems with a linesman :lol: El Gordo needs a rage management course :lol:
Apparently, the lineman "reported" to the umpire that Agustín was being coach. He was furious!!! :lol: He even made the gesture of hitting him with the racket (of course he didn´t do it). And he continued angry about it for the rest of the match, and continued the discussion whith the chair umpire even after the handshake :haha:

EDIT: It´s fine. You translated the basic but I can´t really add something :p

Action Jackson
02-19-2006, 07:00 AM
Calleri is a very angry guy on court, which is the opposite to what I have seen of him off court and for some people getting angry works, but not for him.

lau
02-19-2006, 11:31 AM
Calleri is a very angry guy on court, which is the opposite to what I have seen of him off court and for some people getting angry works, but not for him.
IMO getting angry doesn´t work for most players.
BTW, it was said a couple of times in Tennis Pro (I watched very little of the show, I admit) and they are allways joking about it, that Calleri is bad-tempered off court too. I don´t know about that, but I guess I could be considered bad tempered too...considering some of the "jokes" they make. :rolleyes: :p
BTW, that was in his match against Chucho, not in the one against Volandri.

Action Jackson
02-19-2006, 11:33 AM
IMO getting angry doesn´t work for most players.
BTW, that was in his match against Chucho, not in the one against Volandri.

There was an overule against him in the Volandri match as well.

lau
02-19-2006, 11:36 AM
There was an overule against him in the Volandri match as well.
I couldn´t watch that match. I heard about the overule in his oncourt interview after the match..., but I didn´t watch it.
BTW, I edited my previous post... I edit my post all the time :lol:

Kat!
02-26-2006, 12:39 PM
a couple of photos from Aus Open that I *finally* got around to uploading... :)

alexito
02-28-2006, 11:43 PM
yes gordo!!!!! congratulations in acapulco

mechi
03-01-2006, 11:24 PM
And why not!!

Welcome to the wonderful world of MensTennisForums Annie!!


ONE PIC OF AGUSTIN IN TENIS PRO =)
KISSES
MECHI!

alexito
03-02-2006, 01:32 AM
agustin win 1st set 63 over martin!!!!
yes gordoooooo

alexito
03-02-2006, 02:01 AM
grande gordooooooooooooooooooo
calleri def martin 6362!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lau
03-02-2006, 02:04 AM
Good for Agustín!! :yeah:

Action Jackson
03-02-2006, 02:33 AM
Excellent win from Calleri and I wonder if he can recapture the form when he took the title here in 2003 and sad for me he plays Lucho, but at least one of them will make the semi finals.

Action Jackson
03-02-2006, 03:53 AM
From the Acapulco website.

http://abiertomextenis.com.mx/galeria_2006/martes/CALLERI1.jpg

alexito
03-02-2006, 11:39 PM
horna def calleri 63 64 :sad:

Action Jackson
03-23-2006, 06:14 AM
Calleri beat Monaco very easily 6-2 6-1 and I am not sure if it was he played very well or Pico played poorly and now he has to play Monfils in the next round.

Action Jackson
03-24-2006, 07:51 AM
Calleri has been selected in the team for Davis Cup.

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."

Nathaliia
03-24-2006, 09:49 AM
I have a feeling Agustin will play very well in his doubles match and I don't want to be wrong. Maybe he will also play one of the singles matches, it depends also on his deal in Miami. Matches like Calleri - Monfils are where both should be through ;).

Action Jackson
03-25-2006, 06:10 AM
Calleri beat Monfils and now plays Moya in the 3rd round a player that he has had a lot of problems with.

http://batanga.sportsya.com/noticia.php?id=90987&id_estruc=10

The summary is that he thinks that Moya will be a very difficult match.

At the start of the match he felt heavy legged and was erratic. The wind was a factor and once he adjusted to that, then he was able to swing freely and finished well.

After breaking in the ninth game of the 1st set. He struck hard and was keen to put the pressure on his rival. He wants to be aggressive and impose himself on his opponent. When he feels confident he wants his opponent to know when he sits down, that there is a player always that will always attack him. Fortunately I played very well and it gave me the confidence to execute the plan.

He expected that he would be playing Nadal and not Moya. It will be just as hard and it's not news and I have to play my game and hit the ball well as I know that is what bothers him from me.

*Ljubica*
03-25-2006, 10:25 AM
Calleri beat Monaco very easily 6-2 6-1 and I am not sure if it was he played very well or Pico played poorly and now he has to play Monfils in the next round.
Sorry I haven't been able to post earlier but I have been in Hospital as some of you know. Anyway - answer to your question GWH - I understand Agustin played extremely well against Mónaco - his serve was great and he made some excellent winners. From what I hear from someone who was at the match - Juan played better than the scoreline suggests in the 1st set (had many break point opportunities on Agustin's serve but just could not convert) - but in the 2nd set he got down on hmself and gave up - which is a typical Mónaco fault :rolleyes: Afterwards he said he he "didn't have a clue" how to play Agustin. I am pleased that Agustin beat Monfils and good luck to him in his next match.

Action Jackson
03-27-2006, 03:47 AM
Thanks for the match report Rosie and I read it at that other source of great tennis news hehehehe.

El Gordo has finally beat Moya after 4 consecutive losses and hopefuly he can take out that sneaky Kiwi Kiefer.

*Ljubica*
03-27-2006, 04:17 AM
Thanks for the match report Rosie and I read it at that other source of great tennis news hehehehe.

El Gordo has finally beat Moya after 4 consecutive losses and hopefuly he can take out that sneaky Kiwi Kiefer.
Yes - I knew you would have seen it - but figured others may not have, so it was worth mentionng again. And I am really pleased for Agustin beating Moya - great win :woohoo:

Fergie
03-27-2006, 04:18 AM
Well done Agustin, great match!!! :bounce:

Eugenia
03-27-2006, 01:35 PM
Great win Agustin!!! :woohoo: He played awesome, congratulations!!! :worship:

Aguante_el_Gato
03-27-2006, 03:54 PM
Agustín :yeah:
Now go and beat Kiwi

*Ljubica*
03-28-2006, 10:03 AM
Good Luck against Kiefer :hug:

Aguante_el_Gato
03-28-2006, 08:39 PM
:banana: another great win from Agustín :banana:
Now go and beat Ljubo

Action Jackson
03-29-2006, 02:33 AM
Bad first set from Gordo, but he turned it around in the last 2 sets and was showing what he is capable of and this has been an excellent tournament whatever happens against Ljubo and this will help his case to get a singles spot against the Croats, especially with a good performance against Ljubo.

*Ljubica*
03-29-2006, 10:42 AM
Bad first set from Gordo, but he turned it around in the last 2 sets and was showing what he is capable of and this has been an excellent tournament whatever happens against Ljubo and this will help his case to get a singles spot against the Croats, especially with a good performance against Ljubo.
Agustin has just got to get the singles spot - he is far better than Chucho and Chubby Chela at this moment in time I think.

Action Jackson
03-29-2006, 10:44 AM
Agustin has just got to get the singles spot - he is far better than Chucho and Chubby Chela at this moment in time I think.

He likes the DC atmosphere and though Chucho has a better serve on this faster surface. Gordo has shorter swings on his groundstrokes and that will help him.

*Ljubica*
03-29-2006, 04:23 PM
He likes the DC atmosphere and though Chucho has a better serve on this faster surface. Gordo has shorter swings on his groundstrokes and that will help him.
Plus I think his famous win over JCF in Marbella will hold him in good stead - he has proved that he can rise to the occasion and perform on the DC stage -while others have yet to prove themselves in that environment. I am not a DC fan as you know - but I know it means a lot to Agustin so I hope he is given this chance - it will mean an awful lot to him.

psichogaucho
03-29-2006, 05:44 PM
Vamos, Gordo! :bounce:

Action Jackson
03-30-2006, 04:57 AM
Good tournament for Agustin and now a big role looms in the quest for Argentine success in Davis Cup.

Action Jackson
04-04-2006, 08:43 AM
http://www.misionesonline.net/paginas/noticiaPrint.php?db=noticias2006&id=4179

Since my Spanish is crap, here is an approximate translation.

The team of Acasuso, Nalbandian, Chela and Calleri are thinking about the difficulties ahead.

Mancini disbelives the comments about Ljubo not playing on Friday and doesn't take them seriously. The comments about Ancic as playing as number 1 against the Argentine no 2. Ljubicic is in great form, but DC is different. Though the Croatians has the advantage of location and surface, which are adapting "very well" and that he has confidence in his boys.

In the meantime Calleri the partner of Nalle in the doubles confirmed "The surface isn't as fast as expected and the adjustment is good. They are good on this surface, but Argentina had good results on the surface." With respect of the doubles. "They are very good, but we are also strong".

Action Jackson
04-05-2006, 07:13 AM
Gordo looks like he could be the number 2 singles player and he will be playing doubles for sure.

http://www.lacalle-online.com/fotos/calleri050406.jpg

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/anexos/imagen/06/506100.JPG

*Ljubica*
04-06-2006, 04:59 PM
Some pics of Agustin from Croatia.

Action Jackson
04-07-2006, 04:52 AM
Here is a team shot.

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_5740_gallery.JPG

Action Jackson
04-07-2006, 04:07 PM
Calleri played very well against Ljubo for 3 sets, but got tight in the tiebreaker and wasn't able to get it together for the last 2 sets and the last pic really says it all for him.


http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_5781_gallery.JPG


http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_5780_gallery.JPG

Calleri leaving the court

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_5787_gallery.JPG

*Ljubica*
04-07-2006, 09:15 PM
:bigcry: Poor Agustin - he must have been so sad :sad: I hear he had treatment for his back in the 3rd and 4th sets - I hope it was nothing serious and not a reoccurance of last year's serious back injury.

Action Jackson
04-24-2006, 08:52 AM
Calleri is back and playing in Barcelona and plays Justin Gimeclown and really should win this match.

OddJob
04-24-2006, 09:03 AM
Calleri is back and playing in Barcelona and plays Justin Gimeclown and really should win this match.


Oh he better! Justin on clay :o

Best of Luck Agustin! :)

Action Jackson
04-24-2006, 09:05 AM
Oh he better! Justin on clay :o

Best of Luck Agustin! :)

It's the perfect match a player would want on clay for their comeback.

OddJob
04-24-2006, 01:39 PM
It's the perfect match a player would want on clay for their comeback.


Agreed. Justins net rushing game just doesn't work well on clay. I'm sure Agustin will be thumping passing shots. :devil:

Action Jackson
04-25-2006, 11:10 AM
Easy win by Calleri 6-2 6-1 over Gimelclown and he will need to step it up tomorrow for sure.

OddJob
04-25-2006, 11:15 AM
:lol: I don't think this result was ever really in doubt. Yea the next round will prob be FV and that will be uber tough.

*Ljubica*
05-13-2006, 10:39 AM
Sad news :sad: Seems Agustin is getting back problems again (the same as he had last year) - and can't even guarantee he will be fit for Roland Garros.
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1194855
Get well soon :hug:

OddJob
05-13-2006, 02:46 PM
oh I hope he gets well soon. :hug:

Action Jackson
05-26-2006, 08:45 AM
It's shitty that Agustin misses RG again, it seems it's not meant to be for him.

OddJob
05-26-2006, 09:24 AM
Such is life....

shotgun
05-28-2006, 11:53 PM
Hey all.

Interesting interview with Agustin in yesterday's edition of Diario Olé, where he mainly talks about his relationship with Davis Cup and differentiates himself from the players who only show up for the ties when there are guarantees offered (reach your own conclusions about who are those guys ;) ).

http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1203307

Action Jackson
05-29-2006, 05:58 AM
Thanks for that article Shotgun I will definitelty read it and it sounds very interesting.

revolution
06-11-2006, 06:09 PM
Hi there. Agustin is set to play in Liverpool next week and I have tickets for Thursday and Friday's play, so I should be able to see him play. If I'm lucky I might get an autograph or get to chat with him hopefully :lol:

OddJob
06-13-2006, 01:32 AM
^ That's sooooo cool I hope u get to meet him. Should be a blast.

revolution
06-16-2006, 10:53 PM
I seen him play this morning (first match on). He played well from the baseline and won against Scott Dickson (Q) 7-5 6-2.

Managed to get back for the Queen's action too which was nice :)

Action Jackson
06-28-2006, 02:45 PM
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/reports/2006-06-27/200606271151423039281.html

Calleri Outlasts Srichaphan

Written by Sally Easton


Tuesday, 27 June, 2006

In a muscular, marathon match lasting more than three hours, Argentine Agustin Calleri pushed aside 29th seed Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

The 29-year-old Calleri is back at Wimbledon after a two year absence, and, until today, he lacked current experience on grass, having played just one match on the surface in three years. But in a gutsy tie, this was no deterrent against Asia’s top tennis player.

The match was delicately poised at 5-4, 0-15 after yesterday’s rain-affected play, but Calleri promptly finished his service game to square the match at 5-5. A tiebreak ensued, which 27-year-old Srichaphan dominated, gaining three set points with a driving forehand that drew tramline chalk. He needed just one of them.

After an evenly-fought, 42-minute, second set, it was the third set that was the turning point for Calleri. Mid-way through the set his desperation to break through Srichaphan’s defences showed, but his grit didn’t waver.

At 4-3 up, Calleri’s cross-court drive service return forced an error from Srichaphan for break point. A fierce exchange forced Srichaphan wide to the forehand court. Calleri didn’t waste the single break opportunity he had created for 5-3. After a nervous start to 0-30, he served out the set with four straight points, finishing it off neatly with a delicious ace.

After the ebb and flow of the fourth set, which Srichaphan won with the help of a favourable net cord ball that broke the Calleri serve, an epic fifth set was unfurled. Calleri finally broke serve in the sixth game for a 4-2 lead. Now on the ascendant, not even winding himself diving for a volley could stop his march.

Action Jackson
07-12-2006, 03:03 PM
El Gordo is through to the 2nd round of Båstad, where he will met Nicolas "Mucho" Almagro. It should be a hard hitting match for sure.

Calleri struggled with Luczak initially losing the 1st set 6-3, then he lifted his game and was able to take the last 2 sets 6-1 6-2.

Action Jackson
07-14-2006, 03:00 PM
Gordo had a good win against Almagro and followed that up with an excellent performance against the Toad Söderling winning 6-4 6-4.

Got the early break and was able to win 4 games in a row and at times when he has blown it serving for matches, he has held it together.

Tough match against Davydenko coming up.

Action Jackson
07-14-2006, 07:27 PM
http://www.swedishopen.org/~upload/gallery/big/BB14_13_Tennis.jpg

Calleri handled the windy conditions a lot better than the Toad and was able to break back from 0-2 and then won the match with a big forehand.

ufokart
07-16-2006, 07:31 AM
Agustin lost to davydenko in the semis :sad:
I didn't watch the match but looking at the scoreline it seems Calleri never posed much of a threat to davydenko (i could be wrong, if someone saw the match i would appreciate a little bit of info).

But on the other hand i'm proud of him. He went farther than i expected with good wins against Almagro and Soderling.
So, anyway, i'm happy :)

Action Jackson
07-16-2006, 06:50 PM
Davydenko loves speed and Calleri's game matches up well to his and he doesn't have the variation to surprise him often enough.

Good work for him and now he is in Amersfoort and now plays Gremelmayr in the first round.

Action Jackson
07-21-2006, 10:49 AM
Agustin is in the quarters and after a slow start against Bracciali he won in 3 sets and now takes on Coria. He won the last time they played and this was not when Coria was double faulting games away.

Action Jackson
07-22-2006, 07:37 PM
Calleri is in Kitzi this is his section of the draw, he will play an Austrian in the 2nd round.

(9) CALLERI, Agustin ARG v Bye
(WC) EITZINGER, Rainer AUT v MARACH, Oliver AUT
Qualifier v HANESCU, Victor ROM
Bye v (6) MASSU, Nicolas CHI

Action Jackson
07-28-2006, 12:38 PM
Gordo has made the semis and will now play Verdasco for a place in the final.

He has done well defeating Massu and Gaudio in straight sets this week and while it's bad for Gaudio. It's great for Calleri, he just needs to go on with it now.

*Ljubica*
07-28-2006, 02:17 PM
Well done and good luck Agustin :bounce:

Action Jackson
07-30-2006, 02:33 PM
http://www.sportsline.com/print/tennis/story/9577273


KITZBUEHEL, Austria -- Agustin Calleri and Juan Ignacio Chela will meet in an all-Argentine final after winning their semifinal matches Saturday at the Generali Open.
The ninth-seeded Calleri rallied to beat Fernando Verdasco of Spain, a finalist last year, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. Chela, seeded seventh, beat Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Saturday's semifinals were delayed for four hours due to rain.
Verdasco had nine backhand errors in the first set, which he still won. Early in the second, he got treatment for a blister on his left foot, which hampered his movement on the court.

Calleri took advantage and won the next two sets. Once ranked 16 but now No. 59, Calleri got treatment for a sore muscle in his right leg, but didn't expect troubles in Sunday's best-of-five final.

"It's not a real injury, but I just slightly overstretched it," he said. "That's normal, as I've played a lot this week. I feel good."

In the other semifinal, Chela broke Youzhny's serve twice in the first set as the Russian got only 45 percent of his first serves in. One break for the eight-seeded Youzhny in the second was enough to level the score.

In the third set, Chela missed a match point and lost his serve at 5-3 up, but broke back immediately to wrap up the victory.

Action Jackson
07-30-2006, 02:40 PM
Great to see El Gordo in another final and hope he can take out his good friend chubby Chela and he won the first set 7-6 (9) and he was serving for it.

http://www.teamtalk.com/Images/37951.jpg

Action Jackson
07-30-2006, 02:49 PM
From the Verdasco match.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/4005_view.jpg


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/4016_view.jpg


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/4017_view.jpg

Choupi
07-30-2006, 03:38 PM
The Kitzi title is his!! :woohoo: Good job Agustin. :bigclap:

*Ljubica*
07-30-2006, 04:44 PM
:woohoo: Agustin! Congratulations :bounce: I am very proud.

Now it's a case of the :banana: dancing for AGUSTIN :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Choupi
07-30-2006, 05:42 PM
From www.eurosport.com:

Argentina's Agustin Calleri picked up the second ATP title of his career on Sunday by beating his higher-ranked compatriot Juan Ignacio Chela 7-6 6-2 6-3 in the final of the €725,000 Kitzbuehel Open.

Despite being 15 places below Chela in the world rankings, Calleri was arguably the slight favourite going into the match, having won the last three meetings against his Davis Cup team mate and five of their total eight encounters.

A sixth Calleri victory looked far from inevitable during a tight opening set which was decided only after a lengthy tie-break ended 11-9 in Calleri's favour.

Once in front, the ninth seed never looked in danger of surrendering his lead, however, storming through the second set with two breaks of Chela's serve and just three dropped points on his own.

After taking a 2-0 lead at the start of the third set, Calleri suffered his first major lapse of concentration,

double-faulting to hand his opponent a break back.

A mis-hit forehand from Chela in the sixth game put Calleri back in front, however, and this time he held his nerve, dropping just two further service points en route to a deserved victory.

"It's fantastic to finally win my second title," said Chela whose previous 2003 triumph in Acapulco had been offset by losses in five other finals.

"It's always hard to play Chela and today was a real battle, but I think my confidence and concentration throughout the match made the difference in the end."

As well as beating fellow Argentine fourth seed and defending champion Gaston Gaudio in the quarter-finals, Calleri saw off Spanish fifth seed Fernando Verdasco and Chilean sixth seed Nicolas Massu during the tournament.

http://i.eurosport.com/2006/07/30/298585-1306854-458-238.jpg

Action Jackson
07-30-2006, 05:45 PM
Some scenes afterward.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/ElGordo1.jpg


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/elGordo2.jpg


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/full200607302186.jpg


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/elGordo3.jpg

reiko
07-30-2006, 05:46 PM
Hi!
Congrats to Agustin's great win today.
I never posted anything here before but just wanted to congratulate his fans.

And here are links to some photos I took today at Kitz final:

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/reiko_nl/e/14d988c9105a37eed3ebf9438ca79b2d

Sorry everything is in Japanese - but you will find links to the photos at the end; please click 1 to 6 at the bottom. Hope you all can see the pics...

*Ljubica*
07-30-2006, 05:54 PM
That is a particularly hideous trophy :devil: But I'm sure he doesn't mind! Here are a few more.

Action Jackson
07-30-2006, 06:17 PM
There is nothing wrong with that trophy and Agustin will be back in the top 40 with this win, just hope he doesn't play in Sopot, he needs the rest and should go and prepare for the hardcourts now.

*Ljubica*
07-30-2006, 07:45 PM
There is nothing wrong with that trophy and Agustin will be back in the top 40 with this win, just hope he doesn't play in Sopot, he needs the rest and should go and prepare for the hardcourts now.
I think it looks like a bathroom cabinet :devil: But, as I said before, I'm sure he won't care, which is all that matters. He was so happy to win and I loved the way he said "feliz cumple Mama" when he got the trophy :awww: And I agree about Sopot - I think he should go home for a few days, and then start his hardcourt preparation - if he remains fit and injury free he could be a threat on them I think.

Action Jackson
07-30-2006, 08:13 PM
Just cause Rosie loves the trophy.

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


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/4047_view.jpg

*Ljubica*
07-30-2006, 08:23 PM
You are too kind :hug: I'm sure Cecilia (Agustin's wife) will find a good use for it in the bathroom somewherel!

georgekuo1017
07-30-2006, 10:29 PM
congrats!!!

great win!!!

Action Jackson
08-01-2006, 04:07 AM
http://www.sport1.at/coremedia/pics/34/23/90/4x424x300x2,property=original.jpg

http://www.sport1.at/coremedia/pics/34/23/90/6x424x300x2,property=original.jpg

Action Jackson
08-01-2006, 04:08 AM
http://www.sport1.at/coremedia/pics/34/24/07/2x424x300x2,property=original.jpg

http://www.sport1.at/coremedia/pics/34/24/07/6x424x300x2,property=original.jpg

http://www.sport1.at/coremedia/pics/34/24/08/4x424x300x2,property=original.jpg

http://www.sport1.at/coremedia/pics/34/24/08/6x424x300x2,property=original.jpg

marti_228
08-01-2006, 04:16 AM
I didn't know his wife was pregnant. They will have a girl in November.

Choupi
08-01-2006, 07:41 AM
Really? That's great news!! :)

marti_228
08-01-2006, 04:28 PM
Yes, I saw her immediately after Agustin won and then, I read that the'll have a girl in November. Also, Agustin said that that was one of the happiest day of his life, but that the birth of his child would be even more beautiful.
So sweet!

*Ljubica*
08-01-2006, 05:00 PM
Yes, I saw her immediately after Agustin won and then, I read that the'll have a girl in November. Also, Agustin said that that was one of the happiest day of his life, but that the birth of his child would be even more beautiful.
So sweet!
:awww: Thanks for the news. Agustin is so sweet, and he and Cecilia make a very beautiful couple. I wish them all the luck in the world with their new baby. I am very happy for them - thanks for the news.

marti_228
08-01-2006, 07:08 PM
I had read that he was back in Argentina but no, he is playing in Sopot and won his fisrt round match defeating Armando by 6-4 2-6 7-6. Tough match!

georgekuo1017
08-02-2006, 08:09 AM
I didn't know his wife was pregnant. They will have a girl in November.
wow that's great :)

Effka
08-02-2006, 08:38 AM
I saw his first match in Sopot. It wasn't easy but playing a qualie in the first round is always a tricky thing. I guess he's just tired after Kitzi, but the good news is that he didn't let it go yesterday and fought till the end. :yeah:

Action Jackson
08-05-2006, 05:38 AM
Good to see Calleri following up the fine form he showed at Kitz with a semi final in Sopot and hope he can win another title here, but it will be difficult.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/svein_sveynsson/Gordo14.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/svein_sveynsson/Gordo21.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/svein_sveynsson/Gordo23.jpg

reiko
08-09-2006, 07:54 PM
Hi!

Here are some pics of Agustin in Kitz 2006:
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/reiko_nl/e/d016f6fbb70e0a0fe5c7c4957c36514e

*Ljubica*
08-10-2006, 03:32 PM
Hi!

Here are some pics of Agustin in Kitz 2006:
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/reiko_nl/e/d016f6fbb70e0a0fe5c7c4957c36514e
Thanks for the great photos Reiko :hug:

Action Jackson
08-18-2006, 04:06 PM
Agustin will more than likely be seeded at the US Open and will be playing in New Haven on Sunday.

Action Jackson
08-20-2006, 11:24 AM
Here is the draw for New Haven.

(1) BLAKE, James USA v Bye
RAMIREZ HIDALGO, Ruben ESP vs. ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
VIK, Robin CZE vs. SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
Bye v (13) MALISSE, Xavier BEL

(12) CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vsBye
PHAU, Bjorn GER vs. SEPPI, Andreas ITA
BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA vs. MAHUT, Nicolas FRA
Bye vs(6) ACASUSO, Jose ARG

(4) NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN vsBye
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO vs. RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
MULLER, Gilles LUX vs. PASHANSKI, Boris SCG
Bye vs(14) MASSU, Nicolas CHI

(10)CALLERI, Agustin ARG vs Bye
MIRNYI, Max BLR vs. MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
FISH, Mardy USA vs. SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA
Bye vs(5) FERRER, David ESP

(7) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP vsBye
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA vs. HORNA, Luis PER
VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA vs. LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
Bye vs(11) BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE

(15) SODERLING, Robin SWE vs Bye
(WC) QUERREY, Sam USA vs. MARTIN, Alberto ESP
qualifier vs. qualifier
Bye vs(3 vsWC)BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP

(8) ROCHUS, Olivier BEL vs Bye
(WC) GIMELSTOB, Justin USA vs. SIMON, Gilles FRA
qualifier vs. qualifier
Bye vs(9 vsWC)MONFILS, Gael FRA

(16) SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA vs Bye
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs. WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA vs. SERRA, Florent FRA
Bye vs(2) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

Action Jackson
08-23-2006, 03:59 PM
Gordo defeated the Beast in straight sets and now plays Ferrer who he is 0-3 in career meetings.

The good news is that Calleri is seeded for the US Open and I wouldn't have thought that was likely around Wimbledon, but good for him.

Action Jackson
08-23-2006, 05:23 PM
Here is the 3rd for Calleri at the US Open and his 1st rounder against Moya, won't be easy.

QUALIFIER vs. QUALIFIER
Igor Kunitsyn RUS vs. Dmitry Tursunov RUS (23)
Agustin Calleri ARG (28) vs. Carlos Moya ESP
Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA vs. QUALIFIER

marti_228
08-23-2006, 08:46 PM
He defeated Ferrer 6-3 6-1 :)!
That's fantastic and if he keeps fit, I'm sure he'll be able to win his 1st round match against Moya.

Brego
08-25-2006, 01:27 AM
Here is the 3rd for Calleri at the US Open and his 1st rounder against Moya, won't be easy.

QUALIFIER vs. QUALIFIER
Igor Kunitsyn RUS vs. Dmitry Tursunov RUS (23)
Agustin Calleri ARG (28) vs. Carlos Moya ESP
Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA vs. QUALIFIER

:eek: that's a tough section for Agustin and he doesn't have
a terrific H2H with Moya (4:1 for Moya).

Still the last time he played him in Miami he won in straight sets. :)

Why doesn't Agustin have his own forum here :confused:

marti_228
08-25-2006, 11:39 PM
I was wondering the same Brego.

He defeated Malisse 6-2 and retirement!! I hope it's nothing too serious for Malisse.

Brego
08-26-2006, 02:09 AM
He defeated Malisse 6-2 and retirement!! I hope it's nothing too serious for Malisse.

I hope it isn't either. :sad:

But Agustin is in the finals. He's already won a title this year.
Is this going to be #2? :)

Action Jackson
08-26-2006, 07:17 AM
As for Calleri having a forum, that you mean that I would just have to talk to myself for the most part. It doesn't bother me either way.

He is in the final and he has never won against Davydenko, but I just want to see him do well in the US Open moreso than here.

Choupi
08-26-2006, 07:33 AM
It's a great year for Agustin. No matter if he wins this one or not. That's not what counts for me. He's won 1 title, has had good results in some events. After all the injuries, that's nice to have him back. And he's getting ready for a very happy moment at the end of the year. What else can we ask for him? :) To keep injury free till the end of the season, and enjoy himself on the court. That's what I ask.

Saturn66
08-29-2006, 08:22 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Saturn66/agustin%20calleri/agustin1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Saturn66/agustin%20calleri/agustin3.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Saturn66/agustin%20calleri/agustin2.jpg

Action Jackson
08-31-2006, 06:04 AM
Gordo lost to Moya in 4 sets and continues his poor record at Slams. Now the year is focused to winning the Davis Cup for Argentina.

Saturn66
09-21-2006, 09:57 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Saturn66/agustin%20calleri/calleri0244043.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Saturn66/agustin%20calleri/calleri45448.jpg

Action Jackson
09-23-2006, 07:45 AM
Calleri was cheering hard on the sidelines and will be in the doubles with Nalbandian today.

Action Jackson
09-24-2006, 10:04 AM
Excellent performance in the doubles with Nalbandian to put Argentina into the DC final and while Nalle was the stronger of the two. Calleri played quite well and hit some excellent returns.

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

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

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/GordoandNalle1.jpg

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

lau
09-24-2006, 11:26 AM
The matchpoint. :D
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9099/matchpointpw4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Saturn66
09-25-2006, 05:11 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Saturn66/agustin%20calleri/callerinalbandian.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Saturn66/agustin%20calleri/calleridc1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Saturn66/agustin%20calleri/calleridc.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Saturn66/agustin%20calleri/calleri230906205228.jpg

Saturn66
09-25-2006, 05:12 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Saturn66/agustin%20calleri/calleri874568.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Saturn66/agustin%20calleri/calleri54101.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Saturn66/agustin%20calleri/calleri490d86cb12.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Saturn66/agustin%20calleri/calleri388.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Saturn66/agustin%20calleri/calleri55.jpg

Action Jackson
09-25-2006, 10:09 AM
Mrs Calleri is pregnant and there is either going to be a little gordo or gordita on the way around late November.

*Ljubica*
09-25-2006, 12:42 PM
Mrs Calleri is pregnant and there is either going to be a little gordo or gordita on the way around late November.
It will be a gordita I believe :)

Action Jackson
09-29-2006, 07:04 AM
Sorry Choupi that Agustin has pulled out of Metz and he will be making his return to the tour the week after that.

Choupi
09-29-2006, 12:58 PM
Well, fortunately, I am a DC lover so I can understand that they decided to pull out of Metz. I mean Chucho, Agustin & Chela. But I can't help feeling a little bit bitter because I was so looking forward to seeing them live.

Action Jackson
09-29-2006, 01:07 PM
Well, fortunately, I am a DC lover so I can understand that they decided to pull out of Metz. I mean Chucho, Agustin & Chela. But I can't help feeling a little bit bitter because I was so looking forward to seeing them live.

Too bad you can't be in Vienna, but they are going to be spending a lot of time on the road and I am not sure if say after Becy, they will go home at all, since everything will be geared to peaking in the first 3 days of December.

If so, they are taking advantage of more time at home.

*Ljubica*
09-29-2006, 03:22 PM
Too bad you can't be in Vienna, but they are going to be spending a lot of time on the road and I am not sure if say after Becy, they will go home at all, since everything will be geared to peaking in the first 3 days of December.

If so, they are taking advantage of more time at home.
I would be surprised if Agustin plays Bercy - he didn't play last year so has no points to defend - and will almost certainly go home to be with Ceci in her last few weeks of preganancy. As for gearing up for December 3rd - call me old fashioned - but I don't think he should he thinking of anything at that time but his wife and litle gordita. And Choupi - sorry he and Chucho won't be in Metz for you - you have taken it very well- if you were me imagine how much I would be fuming :fiery: over DC "ruining" everything for me :devil:

Action Jackson
09-29-2006, 04:03 PM
As for gearing up for December 3rd - call me old fashioned - but I don't think he should he thinking of anything at that time but his wife and litle gordita. And Choupi - sorry he and Chucho won't be in Metz for you - you have taken it very well- if you were me imagine how much I would be fuming :fiery: over DC "ruining" everything for me :devil:

He has pretty much said that he is going to be playing in Moscow and he will do what he thinks is best in that situation and that has to be respected whatever choice he makes.

Not everything is about the individual.

Choupi
09-29-2006, 05:03 PM
And Choupi - sorry he and Chucho won't be in Metz for you - you have taken it very well- if you were me imagine how much I would be fuming :fiery: over DC "ruining" everything for me :devil:
Oh yes. I could imagine you fuming over DC!! :lol: Well, I won't deny I'm disappointed, but I can understand why they chose not to come.

*Ljubica*
09-29-2006, 07:59 PM
He has pretty much said that he is going to be playing in Moscow and he will do what he thinks is best in that situation and that has to be respected whatever choice he makes.

Not everything is about the individual.

Well of course that is his choice - but let's say if I was Ceci his life wouldn't be worth living:devil: No seriously - each to their own - but in my opinion, there are some things far more important than tennis (whether DC or otherwise) - and supporting your wife through the last stages of her first pregnancy, being present at the birth of your first born child, and then spending that child's first previous weeks together as a family are far more important. There will be other DCs - but never another chance to share those precious moments with your first child :shrug: That is one of the few things I truly respect Hewitt for - he gave up TMC and other events to be with Bec (just as Rusedski gave up what was more than likely his last ever chance at the AO) - that's how it should be in my view.

marti_228
09-29-2006, 10:41 PM
The baby will be born in November so I think he'll be able to play the final without missing the birth of his child.

Action Jackson
10-01-2006, 07:32 AM
The baby will be born in November so I think he'll be able to play the final without missing the birth of his child.

Just hope it's not Novemeber 30.

Truc
10-01-2006, 10:46 AM
There is an interview of Blengino in Infobae, he says he will stop working with Agustin at the end of the season because he doesn't want to be a full-time coach, if I got it right:

"(...) Actualmente es director de una Academia que funciona en el Mendoza Tenis Club y colabora en la preparación de Agustín Calleri.
Sobre su relación con el corbodés declaró que “en principio voy a estar con él hasta fin de año, porque no quiero ser entrenador de tiempo completo. Eso yo se lo había comentado cuando vino a hablarme. Vamos a hacer una gira indoor (canchas rápidas, bajo techo) en estas semanas y después, a lo sumo, un par de semanas la próxima temporada”.
“Agustín es un chico al que conozco mucho, él empezó conmigo y su idea era terminar de la misma manera su carrera, pero no va a poder ser”, agregó en declaraciones al diario Los Andes de Mendoza.
Por último, afirmó que “cuando lo agarré estaba 64 y hoy está 25. Realmente anduvo bárbaro. Creo que nos entendemos muy bien y yo sé como llegarle. Agustín es un jugador que tiene que llegar a estar en algún momento top ten y ese debe ser el objetivo para el final de su carrera”."
http://www.infobae.com/notas/nota.php?Idx=278891&IdxSeccion=100902

Action Jackson
10-01-2006, 11:09 AM
Blengino already has his job as the Academy director at the Mendoza Club, has known Calleri since he was a young guy. He started with me and it would have been great to finish his career together, but it won't happen.

He was 64th in the world and he is up to 25 and we understand each other well and know how to prepare him. He has the opportunity to achieve more and that should be his objective for his career.

ARGIE_ARGENTO
10-04-2006, 10:55 AM
Hi everyone, this is my second post.
:confused:How can i get an avatar? Can i upload one?:confused::help:
:worship: Congratulations to Agustin and all the Arg DC team!:worship:

Fergie
10-04-2006, 04:48 PM
Hi everyone, this is my second post.
:confused:How can i get an avatar? Can i upload one?:confused::help:
:worship: Congratulations to Agustin and all the Arg DC team!:worship:
Go to User CP -> Edit Avatar (140x140 pixels and not higher than 10 KB)

Agustin will play in the "Vilas Cup" in Dece,ber with Gaudio, Robredo and Davydenko :)

Action Jackson
10-05-2006, 10:21 AM
Calleri and Chela at the "La Bombonera" Boca Juniors home ground and they were introduced to the crowd at half time, they were down 0-2 and won 3-2.

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

Fergie
10-05-2006, 05:04 PM
I knew that Agustin wasn't perfect :lol:

Action Jackson
10-07-2006, 09:13 AM
Calleri is playing Ljubo in the first round of Vienna, hopefully he can turn around that 0-5 record.

Fergie
10-07-2006, 12:20 PM
Crappy draw! :ras:

Fergie
10-10-2006, 05:46 PM
Agustin lost 6-7 2-6 :(

Action Jackson
10-12-2006, 07:22 AM
Calleri and Gonzalez are still in the doubles draw.