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Agustín Calleri (Spanish pronunciation: [aɣusˈtiŋ kaˈleɾi],[a] Italian: [kalˈlɛːri, ˈkalleri];[1] born 14 September 1976) is a retired professional male tennis player from Argentina. His nickname is Gordo which means Fat in Spanish. He is known as a hard-hitter and he prefers playing on clay.

Agustín Calleri
Agustín Calleri 2018 (cropped).jpg
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1976-09-14) 14 September 1976 (age 43)
Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Turned pro1995
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,699,134
Singles
Career record208–184
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 16 (7 July 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2001, 2004, 2005, 2008)
French Open3R (2000)
Wimbledon2R (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008)
US Open3R (2000, 2007)
Doubles
Career record82–86
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 52 (16 June 2008)

CareerEdit

Born in Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina, he picked up first ATP win in 1999 over Jan Vacek at Roland Garros. Also advanced to first quarter-final at Umag. In 2000 he made the third round in Roland Garros, before losing to Andrei Medvedev. He beat Marat Safin in Kitzbühel and pushed Pete Sampras to two tie-breakers in US Open's third round. Then in 2001 he won three challenger events beating Juan Ignacio Chela and David Nalbandian.

He finished in Top 50 for his first time in 2002, and had match points to Nicolás Massú in Buenos Aires final. Later in October he beat Marat Safin and Thomas Johansson to make an impressive quarterfinal in Madrid.

In 2003 he won his first ATP title of his career in Acapulco where he defeated Gastón Gaudio, Marcelo Ríos, Felix Mantilla and then Mariano Zabaleta in the final and reached his career-high ranking of World No. 16. In Estoril he reached the final but lost to Nikolay Davydenko. In Hamburg he made his greatest result reaching the final before losing to Guillermo Coria in straight sets. He also posted a stunning win against former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero in Davis Cup.

In 2004 he beat Andre Agassi in Miami before losing to Vince Spadea and reached the decisive match at Costa Do Sauipe. In 2005 he lost the final in Amersfoort to Chilean Fernando González.

Calleri won his second career title in the 2006 Generali Open at Kitzbühel which came 3 years after his first title in Acapulco for the loss of only one set along the way he defeated Nicolás Massú, Gastón Gaudio, Fernando Verdasco before defeating fellow countryman Juan Ignacio Chela 7–6 (9) 6–2 6–3. Calleri made his first final on hardcourt in New Haven losing to Russian Nikolay Davydenko 6–4 6–3 and after this result will move inside the top 30 in the ATP rankings. At the 2007 US Open, Calleri made it to the third round after defeating Lleyton Hewitt 4–6 6–4 6–4 6–2.

Calleri announced his retirement in February 2010 at the age of 33.

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (2–6)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0-0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-1)
ATP International Series Gold (2-0)
ATP Tour (0-5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 25 February 2002 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Nicolás Massú 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Winner 1. 2 March 2003 Acapulco, Mexico Clay   Mariano Zabaleta 7–5, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 8 April 2003 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Nikolay Davydenko 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 19 May 2003 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Guillermo Coria 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 1 March 2004 Costa do Sauipe, Brazil Clay   Gustavo Kuerten 6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 25 July 2005 Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay   Fernando González 5–7, 3–6
Winner 2. 24 July 2006 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Juan Ignacio Chela 7–6(11–9), 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 28 August 2006 New Haven, United States Hard   Nikolay Davydenko 4–6, 3–6

Doubles: 3 (3–0)Edit

Legend ( Doubles)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 17 February 2003 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Mariano Hood   František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 31 October 2005 Basel, Switzerland Carpet   Fernando González   Stephen Huss
  Wesley Moodie
7–5, 7–5
Winner 3. 24 February 2008 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Luis Horna   Werner Eschauer
  Peter Luczak
6–0, 66–7, [10–2]

Singles performance timelineEdit

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only after a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded. Davis Cup matches are included in the statistics. This table is current through the 2009 Australian Open in Melbourne, which ended on January 19, 2009.

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Career win-loss
Australian Open A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 4–9
French Open A A A LQ 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A 1R 1R 1R 4–9
Wimbledon A A A LQ A A 1R 1R 2R A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 4–7
U.S. Open A A A A A 3R 1R 1R 2R A 1R 1R 3R 2R A 6–8
Grand Slam Win-Loss1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 4–2 2–4 0–4 2–4 1–2 1–2 1–3 3–4 3–4 0–3 18–33
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A LQ A 3R 4R 2R 1R 2R A A 5–5
Miami Masters A A A A LQ 2R 1R 3R 2R QF 1R QF A 1R 2R 12–9
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A LQ A LQ 1R 1R 3R 1R A A 1R A 2–5
Rome Masters A A A A A A LQ 3R 2R A A A 1R A A 3–3
Madrid Masters (Stuttgart) A A A A A A A QF 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R LQ A 6–6
Canada Masters A A A A A A A A 1R A A A 1R A A 0–2
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A 1R A A A 1R A A 0–2
Shanghai Not Held A 0–0
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A 0–1
Hamburg Masters A A A A A A 2R A F A A A 1R A NM1 6–3
Tennis Masters Cup A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Total Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Year End Ranking 432 244 149 136 62 67 50 24 58 51 29 42 60 391 N/A

A = did not participate in the tournament.
LQ = lost in the qualifying draw.
1. The win total does not include walkovers.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Agustín is pronounced [aɣusˈtin].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Luciano Canepari. "Calleri". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 29 October 2018.

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