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Old 03-04-2006, 05:01 AM   #76
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Lucho has made his 2nd final on tour and now plays chubby Chela after being Gaudio 4-6 6-4 6-3 and congrats for winning some matches in a row and now win the one that counts.

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Lucho d. Chela 7-6 6-4

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Lucho wins his first title on tour and hopefully he can be able to use this as a springboard to some better results in the big clay events.
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Here is the relief from the Lucho.

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Here's an article about the semi final win over Gaudio. I have to thank deivid for the translation.

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http://www.yucatan.com.mx/noticia.asp?cx=10$0410000000$3238355&f=20060304.ht ml

La final, con ''sabor especial'' para Luis Horna

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La final, con ''sabor especial'' para Luis Horna


Por David Torres González, de Notimex

ACAPULCO.— Tras clasificar a la final del Abierto Mexicano de Tenis, el peruano Luis Horna aseguró que la victoria sobre el argentino Gastón Gaudio tiene un sabor especial, y lo tendrá más si se corona como campeón ante el también argentino Juan Ignacio Chela.

Horna, número 68 del ránking mundial, indicó que a pesar del gran partido que realizó su rival, "gané porque jugué mejor en los momentos importantes", y agregó que el triunfo ya tiene un lugar especial, aunque sería mejor si regresa a casa con el título en sus manos.

"Sin duda éste es el triunfo más importante, y llegar a la final de un Internacional Gold Series es muy importante, así que lo voy a tener guardado siempre en un lugar muy especial pero creo que sería más especial si salgo victorioso mañana", señaló.

A pesar del cansancio durante el largo y peleado partido contra Gaudio, Horna dijo que escuchar como la gente coreaba su nombre le dio ánimos para seguir en la pelea, y remontar el marcador adverso tras caer en la primera manga, "no sé que hubiese pasado si no estaba la afición de esa manera".

Del partido, consideró que a pesar de caer en el primer set "sentía que el partido empezaba a dar vuelta, yo estaba bien parado en la cancha, perdí por pelotas tontas que fallé, quería seguir luchando y en algún momento Gastón me daría una oportunidad y la aprovecharía".

El "inca", quien aseguró que se entregará al 110 por ciento en la final, señaló que el juego de este sábado hay que tomarlo como tal y no como el partido más importante de su vida, "he jugado partidos importantes y jugaré más, no quiero meterme más presión".

Tras señalar que su principal motivación es pensar en sus hijos, comentó que conoce muy bien a Juan Ignacio Chela. "Mentalmente es uno de los más duros del circuito, es estable, regular, tiene buen saque profundo, devuelve bien el saque y lucha".

Horna se mostró agradecido por la entrega del público y recordó que fuera de Perú, sólo en Buenos Aires la gente lo ha tratado tan bien como aquí.

"Fue realmente espectacular el apoyo del público, se los agradezco, lo de hoy fue increíble y creo que la gente se involucró conmigo por la manera de correr y luchar, espero que mañana sea igual".

"Acapulco va a quedar grabado pierda o gane, llegar a la final después de una semana dura, no iba a venir y ahora estoy en la final. De México me gusta la gente, la comida, el país en general, va a quedar grabado", concluyó.


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ACAPULCO.— After qualifying for the final of the Open Mexican one of Tennis, the Peruvian Luis Horna assured that the victory over the Argentine Gastón Gaudio has a special flavour, and will have more if crowned champion over Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela.

Horna, ranked 68th in the world, indicated that in spite of the great match carried out with his rival. “I won because I played better in the important moments and added that the victory already has a special place, although it will be better to have the title in his hands.

"Without doubt this is the most important victory, and to arrive at the final of an International Series Gold event is very important, so I am going to have it kept always in a very special place but I believe that would be more special if I leave victorious tomorrow", indicated Horna.

In spite of exhaustion during the long and hard fought match against Gaudio. Horna said that listening people chanting his name gave him encouragement to keep on fighting and to overcome the scoreboard after the lost of the first set.

He said first set slipped from his hand by some tiny and stupid errors. but he felt in 2nd set match was turning around.

He didn´t want to put more pressure on himself thinking about that was the most imortant match in his life. and his main motivation were his children, apart from describing Chela as a tough player, with a nice and deep serve, good returner and a big fighter

He acknowledged the crowd. said they were incredible. He likes a lot Mexico and he will keep in his mind forever these good moments he spent this week there.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1

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Horna vence a Chela y consigue el título en Acapulco

ACAPULCO (MÉXICO).- El peruano Luis Horna ganó el domingo su primer título profesional al batir al argentino Juan Ignacio Chela por 7-6 (7-5) y 6-4 en la final del torneo de Acapulco.

Horna, 68 del ranking mundial, logró así el primer título de su carrera, después de superar una desventaja y dos rompimientos iniciales en el primer set, frente al argentino, séptimo favorito.

"La verdad es que esto es algo impresionante. Es el momento más importante de mi carrera y sólo quiere celebrarlo con los míos", dijo un emocionado Horna tras su triunfo de casi dos horas de juego.

El partido fue uno de los más disputados del torneo mexicano. Chela, 51 del mundo, lució imbatible y jugó sin errores en el arranque del primer set, pero Horna se sobrepuso a dos rompimientos para devolver el favor a su rival y luego definió el parcial gracias a su primer servicio.

En el segundo parcial, Horna se esforzó por mantener su primer servicio, clave de sus victorias en los partidos anteriores y que lo llevaron a eliminar a los argentinos Gastón Gaudio, segundo preclasificado, en semifinales, y a Agustín Callerion en cuartos de final.

"Esta es una semana increíble. Gracias al público por su apoyo el viernes durante un partido difícil (ante Gaudio) que me ayudó a sacar un buen resultado y que hoy también me alentó en la final", agregó Horna.

El torneo de Acapulco repartió más de 600.000 dólares en premios y puntos para las clasificaciones de la ATP.


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Horna conquers Chela to win Acapulco title

ACAPULCO (MÉXICO).- The Peruvian Luis Horna won his first title asa a professional beating Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela for 7-6 (7-5) and 6-4 in the tournament final of Acapulco.

Horna, ranked 68th in the world, achieved thus the first title of its career, after surpassing a disadvantage and two initial breakings in the first one set, front al Argentine, seventh favorite.

"This is impressive, it´s the most important moment in my career and I only want to celebrate with my people" said a touched Horna after his victory nearly 2 hours.

The set was one of the hardest fought in the tournament. Chela ranked 51st in the world started unbelieveable and didn't make errors, but Horna was able to get back two breaks of serve and then finished the set thanks to his first serve.

The second set Horna maintained his first serve which was key to his victories in the previous matches over the second seed Gaston Gaudio in the semi finals and Agustin Calleri in the quarters.

"This is an incredible week. Thanks to the crowd for their support in the Gaudio match that helped me to also today also encouraged me in the end", added Horna.

The tournament of Acapulco distributed more than 600.000 dollars in prizes and points for the classifications of the ATP.
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On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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He looks so happy in all those photos. The Argentine press are saying he broke down and cried at the end - it must have meant so much to him

And btw - GWH - where did you get those cute dancing smilies from?
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He looks so happy in all those photos. The Argentine press are saying he broke down and cried at the end - it must have meant so much to him

And btw - GWH - where did you get those cute dancing smilies from?
He did break down and the articles I posted indicated and the photos as well. It has taken him some time to win one and maybe he can use this as a springboard and as I have said if a piece of crap like Ginepri can be top 20, then Lucho has some potential.

Too bad Pancho wasn't there this time, as he has done some good work with him.

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Lucho great job!! And from what I can see in one of the photos posted by GWH, both Lucho and Chelita look so very happy. It's good to see Chela satisfied with what he has achieved over the week Nice work guys
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