Retired: Juan Ignacio Chela

juan chela

El Flaco

Known as the Skinny One, JIC was a deceptive player. Owning 6 titles with wins over some big players, he was the Wily Coyote of the clay courts. In an era of big Argentine personalities like Nalbandian, Coria, Gaudio, Canas and Monaco even, Chela never stood out but no one took him lightly.

He played in many Davis Cup ties and was a handy doubles player owning 3 titles.

Reason to retire: Age
Career titles: 6
Win/Loss Record: 326/277
Career High Ranking: 15 (2004)
Finest moment: Posted match wins against Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Marat Safin, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Tommy Haas, Tim Henman and Fernando Gonzalez.
Famous For: Getting mad at Lleyton Hewitt (along with every other Argentine)

Watch: Hewitt incident