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- Pronounced: ah-KAH-SOO-SO
- Age: 31 (20.10.1982)
- Birthplace: Posadas-Misiones, Argentina
- Residence: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
- Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1999
- Coach: Sebastian Prieto
As of 09.12.2013
*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Jose Javier Acasuso...Nickname is Chucho...Began playing tennis age two when his father, Jose Andres, who took him, brother, Juan Andres, and sister, Gabriela, to their grandfather’s (Juan Ruben) tennis club to take lessons...Mother, Selva Monica, is a housewife...His first instructor was Alberto “Zambo” Gonzalez and says, “Zambo, my grandfather and my father are very special people who I would like to recognize.”... Played at Itapua Club and Club Progreso de Posadas in Misiones in his early career...Played basketball and tennis as a child, but at age 12 decided to concentrate on tennis...As a junior, received certificate of honor for Sports Achievement in 1992 and South American champion in 1996...Plays right-handed but does everything else left-handed...Has a 7-5 career Davis Cup record (5-3 in singles) in nine ties...His favorite surface is clay and considers his serve and forehand as strengths...Coached by countryman and former ATP pro Gabriel Markus (since December 2008).
2000 -- Reached first Challenger final in Montevideo (l. to Coria)
2001 -- Reached first ATP final in Buenos Aires (d. Gaudio in SF, l. to No. 1 Kuerten in F)...Captured first Challenger title in Bermuda (d. D. Sanchez)
2002 -- Posted wins over top seed Moya and Squillari to win first career ATP title in Sopot...Reached back-to-back Challenger finals in Biella (l. to Hrbaty) and Braunschweig (l. to D. Sanchez)...After claiming first title in Sopot, extended winning streak to 10 with Challenger title in San Marino...Reached second ATP final in Bucharest (l. to Ferrer) and reached final in Palermo (l. to Gonzalez)
2003 -- Best ATP result was SF in Bucharest...Reached final in Biella Challenger (l. to Volandri)
2004 -- Captured second ATP title in Bucharest (d. Andreev)...Finalist in Sopot (l. to Nadal)...Claimed first career ATP doubles title in Umag (w/Saretta) and reached two other finals
2005 -- Advanced to a Grand Slam-best 4th RD at Roland Garros...Reached two ATP SF and three QF during season... In his first four tournaments, reached QF in Auckland and Vina del Mar and SF in Buenos Aires... In May, advanced to SF in St. Poelten and followed with 4th RD at Roland Garros where he rallied in 2nd RD from a two-sets deficit to beat No. 3 Roddick 8-6 in fifth set (l. to Puerta)... In August, reached QF in Sopot and at ATP Masters Series Cincinnati (l. to Federer)... Closed season with QF in Basel...
2006 -- Compiled his best season by finishing in Top 30 for first time and winning a career-high 33 matches...Broke Top 20 on Aug. 14...At Vina del Mar, became first player to win singles and doubles (w/Prieto) titles at same event during season... Achieved best finish in AMS event, advancing to Hamburg SF (d. Ljubicic, l. to Stepanek)...In July, reached Stuttgart final and held match point at 5-4 in fourth set, but fell in five hours to Ferrer...Reached QF at AMS Toronto, defeating No. 7 Robredo in 2nd RD...Went 2-3 vs. Top 10 opponents (d. No. 5 Ljubicic in Hamburg, No. 7 Robredo in Toronto)...Compiled a career-best 25-8 record on clay...Earned a career-high $567,940...
2007 -- Reached his ninth ATP final in Sopot (l. to No. 7 Robredo)...Also turned in two other ATP QF results -- Acapulco and Casablanca while reaching final at Andrezieux Challenger (l. to Ascione)...Won all three of his ATP World Team Championship to help Argentina to title in Dusseldorf (d. Bjorkman, Fish, Massu).
2008 -- The Argentine finished in Top 50 for third time in four years highlighted by reaching his 10th career ATP final...Played in Davis Cup final vs. Spain's Verdasco and lost five setter in fourth rubber (Argentina lost 3-1)...His best month came in February when he reached QF in Vina del Mar, final in his hometown of Buenos Aires (l. to Nalbandian) and SF in Acapulco...His best AMS result was 4th RD in Miami (d. Hewitt, l. to Federer)...Reached one other QF in July in Amersfoort...Put together records of 17-13 on clay and 10-13 on hard...In doubles, won title in Vina del Mar (w/Prieto) and SF in five other tournaments.
2009 - The Argentine recorded his sixth straight Top 75 year-end ranking…In Latin American clay court swing, posted a 12-4 record in four events, reaching final in Viña del Mar (l. to F. Gonzalez) and SF at Costa do Sauipe (d. Monaco, l. to Robredo), Buenos Aires (l. to Robredo) and Acapulco (d. Robredo, l. to Monfils)… Also reached SF in New Haven (l. to Querrey) and 3rd RD at US Open defeating Ferrer before retiring with left knee injury against Monfils…Finished season in October due to a knee injury…Went 14-12 on clay and 7-8 on hard courts.
2010 - The Buenos Aires resident was bothered by a left knee injury for most of season, falling out of Top 200 for first time since rookie campaign in ‘99…After retiring in 2nd RD in Santiago on Feb. 4, was sidelined for almost three months before returning Apr. 26 at Tunis Challenger where he won title (d. Brands)…Played two Challengers, retired in final round of qualifying at Roland Garros and returned four months later…Played three South American Challengers and went 1-3.