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Agustín Calleri (Spanish pronunciation: [aɣuˈstiŋ kaˈleɾi];[a] Italian: [kalˈleːri]; 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.
|Residence||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Born||14 September 1976|
Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 16 (7 July 2003)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2001, 2004, 2005, 2008)|
|French Open||3R (2000)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008)|
|US Open||3R (2000, 2007)|
|Highest ranking||No. 52 (16 June 2008)|
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.
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.
Singles: 8 (2–6)Edit
|Grand Slam (0-0)|
|Tennis Masters Cup (0-0)|
|ATP Masters Series (0-1)|
|ATP International Series Gold (2-0)|
|ATP Tour (0-5)|
|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
|Winner||1.||17 February 2003||Viña del Mar, Chile||Clay||Mariano Hood|| František Čermák
|6–3, 1–6, 6–4|
|Winner||2.||31 October 2005||Basel, Switzerland||Carpet||Fernando González|| Stephen Huss
|Winner||3.||24 February 2008||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Clay||Luis Horna|| Werner Eschauer
|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.
|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|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||LQ||A||LQ||1R||1R||3R||1R||A||A||1R||A||2–5|
|Madrid Masters (Stuttgart)||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||QF||2R||1R||2R||2R||2R||LQ||A||6–6|
|Tennis Masters Cup||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0–0|
|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.