Agustín Calleri

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Agustín Calleri
Agustin Calleri - Open Godo 2007.jpg
Country (sports)  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1976-09-14) 14 September 1976 (age 41)
Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Turned pro 1995
Retired 2010
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,699,134
Career record 208–184
Career titles 2
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)
Career record 82–86
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 52 (16 June 2008)

Agustín Calleri Shaal (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.

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 finals

Singles: 8 (2–6)

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 Chile Nicolás Massú 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Winner 1. 2 March 2003 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Argentina Mariano Zabaleta 7–5, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 8 April 2003 Estoril, Portugal Clay Russia Nikolay Davydenko 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 19 May 2003 Hamburg, Germany Clay Argentina Guillermo Coria 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 1 March 2004 Costa do Sauipe, Brazil Clay Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 25 July 2005 Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay Chile Fernando González 5–7, 3–6
Winner 2. 24 July 2006 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela 7–6(11–9), 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 28 August 2006 New Haven, United States Hard Russia Nikolay Davydenko 4–6, 3–6

Doubles: 3 (3–0)

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 Argentina Mariano Hood Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 31 October 2005 Basel, Switzerland Carpet Chile Fernando González Australia Stephen Huss
South Africa Wesley Moodie
7–5, 7–5
Winner 3. 24 February 2008 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Peru Luis Horna Austria Werner Eschauer
Australia Peter Luczak
6–0, 66–7, [10–2]

Singles performance timeline

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.

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