Argentina star Chela retires

  • Last Updated: December 4 2012, 12:55 GMT

Argentinian claycourt specialist Juan Ignacio Chela has retired from tennis at the age of 33.

Juan Ignacio Chela: Calling it a day at 33
Juan Ignacio Chela: Calling it a day at 33

Chela, known on the tour as 'El Flaco' - the Skinny One - won six ATP World Tour titles and three doubles titles, all on clay.

He reached three Grand Slam quarter-finals, the French Open in 2004 and 2011, and the US Open in 2007.

Having reached a career-high of 15th, Chela is retiring with his singles ranking at number 176 and with career earnings at US$6.5million.


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