Jose Acasuso

Born Oct 20, 1982
Nationality Argentina Argentina

Jose Javier Acasuso is an Argentine professional tennis player. He was born on October 20, 1982 at Posadas-Misiones, Argentina to parents Jose Andres and Selva Monica. He is fondly called “Chucho” and he began playing tennis at the age of two. His father used to bring him, his sister Gabriela, and his brother Juan Andres, to the tennis club of their grandfather in order to take tennis lessons. This marked the beginning of Acasuso’s tennis playing. His first instructor was his grandfather – Alberto “Zambo” Gonzalez, and despite the fact that he started playing tennis, as well as basketball, when he was still very young, he decided to concentrate fully on tennis only when he was 12 years old.

Acasuso turned pro in 1999, and reached his first Challenger finals in an event held in Montevideo in 2000. By 2001, he reached his first finals in ATP held at Buenos Aires. Moving fast, he went on to capture his first Challenger title in Bermuda on the same year. By 2002, he garnered wins over Squillari and Moya, and won his first career ATP title. He also reached back-to-back Challenger finals in Braunschweig and Biella.

By 2003, Acasuso performed well at the ATP event held in Bucharest, and reached semi-finals. After a series of wins through the years, Acasuso marked his best season in his career in 2006. It was in 2006 that he broke into the Top 30 for the first time, and won a career-high of 33 played matches. He then went on to reach Top 20 on August 14 of the same year. To top it off, he won his third ATP title in his career.

Over the course of his professional career, this right-handed player has a record of 160-149 for singles and 82-73 for doubles. He has 3 ATP titles, and although he did very well in the Grand Slam events, he has yet to earn a single title in any of the Grand Slam events.

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