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Diego Junqueira (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo xuŋˈkeiɾa]; born December 28, 1980 in Tandil, Argentina) is a professional tennis player who plays left-handed (with a double-handed backhand) from Argentina. His career high rank was #68, achieved on March 9, 2009.

Diego Junqueira
Diego Junqueira at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships 01.jpg
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1980-12-28) December 28, 1980 (age 38)
Tandil, Argentina
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$727,371
Singles
Career record11–33
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 68 (March 9, 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2009)
French Open2R (2008, 2009)
Wimbledon1R (2009)
US Open2R (2011)
Doubles
Career record1–17
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 156 (September 27, 2010)
Current rankingNo. 680 (November 11, 2013)
Last updated on: April 2, 2012.

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Junior careerEdit

Diego "Chuky" Junqueira did not appear to have much of a juniors career, according to available ITF results, which show only one top-level tournament for him, in which he qualified and lost first round in Argentina in 1998.[1]

Professional careerEdit

2000 to 2007Edit

Junqueira reached a career high of #146 in June 2006.

2008Edit

During late February to early April, Junqueira had good success at the Challenger level, reaching the semifinal in Chile (losing to #140 Eduardo Schwank), the final in Ecuador (beating #155 Fernando Vicente along the way), and the semifinal in France (beating #105 Boris Pašanski and #192 Marc López), to get himself back into the top-200 for the first time in almost 2 years.

In May, he won a Challenger in Italy, beating #206 Dick Norman, #162 Harel Levy, #97 Santiago Ventura, #153 Nicolas Devilder, and #149 Máximo González, those last 4 being the #6, #1, #5, and #4 seeds in the tournament. He then beat #102 Luis Horna in the qualifying round to make the main draw of the 2008 French Open.

2009Edit

In the 2009 Australian Open, he lost to Richard Gasquet in a four set match 6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the first round.

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