May 28, 2013
The Star Online
"Mussell" Russell still loving the old routine
Michael Russell of the U.S. hits a return to Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina during their men's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 17, 2012.
Hewitt doesn't talk to Nalbandian anymore
Lleyton Hewitt tells The Courier-Mail that after he got into a confrontation with Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela at the 2005 Australian Open, his relationship with Chela's Davis Cup teammate David Nalbandian quickly went south.
Chela: Nalbandian, del Potro 'don't like each other'
The recently retired Juan Ignacio Chela confirms to minutouno.com that fellow Argentines David Nalbandian and Juan Martin del Potro "don't like each other, it's a reality." Nalbandian and del Potro have been involved in disputes during Davis Cup.
The News Journal
Sports dispatches Dec. 4
<![CDATA[LA QUINTA, Calif. - Two years after playing for Europe on a winning Ryder Cup team, Ross Fisher of England endured six stressful days to earn a PGA Tour card. In the final Q-school where players could go straight to the PGA Tour, Fisher easily finished among the top 25 on Monday to get his card. D.H. Lee of South Korea birdied his last three holes for a 67 to win Q-school, giving him the highest priority ranking for next year and a $50,000 check. Erik Compton, who has gone through two heart transplants, made it back to the tour by tying for seventh. CHICAGO - Forward Alex Morgan has won the U.S. Soccer Federation's female athlete of the year award. The national team star won voting that was weighted equally between fans on Facebook, and representatives from U.S. Soccer and the national media, the federation announced Monday. Morgan led Team USA this year with 28 goals, including the deciding score in the 123rd minute of the United States' 4-3 win over Canada in the Olympic semifinals. The Americans then won the gold medal. Morgan is also on the short list for FIFA's Golden Ball award as top player in the world. The young female athlete of the year award went to under-20 national team defender Julie Johnston. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Juan Ignacio Chela says he is retiring from professional tennis, leaving with six ATP singles titles and three in doubles - all on clay. The 33-year-old Argentine has been hinting at retirement for weeks, and he announced it Monday. Chela reached three Grand Slam quarterfinals - the French Open in 2004 and 2011, and the U.S. Open in 2007. Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera will play for Venezuela in next March's World Baseball Classic. Cabrera was among the first 32 players - 12 major leaguers - to commit to playing in the tournament that begins March 2 with games hosted by two-time defending champion Japan and Taiwan. The Mets' David Wright and Minnesota's Joe Mauer will play for the United States. The team managed by Joe Torre has been placed in Pool D for the first round with Italy, Mexico, and Canada. The U.S. plays its first game March 8 against Mexico at Chase Field in Phoenix.
ATP World Tour
Chela Tweets Retirement From Tennis
Juan Ignacio Chela has retired. The 33 year old published the news on his Twitter account Monday, writing, "After many years it was time to move to another stage in my life, I retire from professional tennis". Chela finishes his 14-year career on the ATP World Tour with 326-277 record.