Federer, Nadal reach Miami quarters

MIAMI, April 1 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer and second-ranked Rafael Nadal were straight-set fourth-round winners Tuesday at the $3.77 million Sony Ericsson Open.

Roddick reaches third round in Miami

MIAMI, March 29 (UPI) -- Former champion Andy Roddick, an American, came from behind Saturday to reach the third round at the $3.77 million Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

Nalbandian rolls into Buenos Aires final

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Top-seeded David Nalbandian was an easy 6-1 6-2 semifinal winner against Juan Ignacio Chela Saturday at the Copa Telmex tennis tournament in Buenos Aires.

Two-time champ Hewitt wins Adelaide opener

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Two-time champion and top seed Lleyton Hewitt was among Tuesday's opening-round winners at the Adelaide International in Australia.

Roddick reaches U.S. Open quarterfinals

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- American Andy Roddick advanced Monday to the U.S. Open tennis quarterfinals with a fourth-round victory, but American James Blake was eliminated.

Volandri, Almagro lose in first round

SOPOT, Poland, July 30 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Italian Filippo Volandri and sixth-seeded Spaniard Nicolas Almagro were first-round losers Monday at the Orange Prokom Open.

Swiss Federer, American Blake win in Rome

ROME, May 8 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Swiss Roger Federer and American James Blake were opening-round winners Tuesday at the Italian Masters in Rome.

Ferrero and Canas winners at Italian Open

ROME, May 7 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero and Argentine Guillermo Canas were among first-round winners Monday at the Italian Masters.

Argentine Roitman beats countryman Acasuso

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Sergio Roitman beat eighth seed and fellow Argentine Jose Acasuso, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 Monday at the Copa Telmex round robin.

Davydsenko, Baghdatis win in Pilot Pen

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Russian Nikolay Davydenko and Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus were among the second-round winners Tuesday at the Pilot Pen Tennis tourney.

Federer, Murray in semis at Toronto

TORONTO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Top seed Roger Federer and unseeded Andy Murray won their matches Friday to reach the semifinals at the Rogers Masters Toronto, Ontario.

Ferrer, Acasuso to meet in Mercedes finals

STUTTGART, Germany, July 22 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer and fifth-seeded Argentine Jose Acasuso reached the finals at the Mercedes Cup in Germany with semifinal wins on Saturday.

Robredo, Stepanek in Hamburg final

HAMBURG, Germany, May 20 (UPI) -- No. 8 Tommy Robredo of Spain and 15th-seeded Czech Radek Stepanek won their semifinal matches Saturday at the Hamburg Masters in Germany.

Ancic ousts Davydenko at Hamburg Masters

HAMBURG, Germany, May 19 (UPI) -- Mario Ancic of Croatia beat fourth-seeded Russian Nikolay Davydenko, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, in Friday's quarterfinals at the Hamburg Masters in Germany.

Federer, Agassi win at Pac Life Open

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 13 (UPI) -- World No. 1 and defending champion Roger Federer and Andre Agassi were among Sunday's second-round winners at the $2.725 million Pacific Life Open.
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Jose Acasuso
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) hits a backhand during his match against Jose Acasuso (ARG) during day 5 at the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York on September 2, 2005. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .

José Javier "Chucho" Acasuso (born October 20, 1982 in Posadas, Misiones) is a professional male tennis player from Argentina. Like many of his fellow countrymen, he favours clay. He is known for his strong serve and his hard groundstrokes off both sides. His clothes sponsor is Topper and his racquet sponsor is Head.

Acasuso began playing tennis at the age of two, when his father took his brother and sister to his grandfather's tennis club. Reportedly, he got the nickname of "Chucho" from the fact that, when he was a child, he used to say his name was "José Acachucho." Acasuso played both basketball and tennis up until the age of 12, and then gave up basketball for tennis. Like Carlos Moyà, Acasuso is a natural left-hander, but plays tennis right-handed.

Acasuso turned professional in 2000, playing futures and challenger events. In 2001, he made an immediate impact in his first ATP tournament in Buenos Aires, where he defeated former No. 10 player Félix Mantilla in the last round of the qualifying to make the main draw, and then defeated compatriots Franco Squillari in the quarter-finals and Gastón Gaudio in the semi-finals. However, he lost to then-number-1 player Gustavo Kuerten, 6–1, 6–3. Later in the year, he won his first challenger event in Bermuda and finished the year ranked at 86 in the world an improvement of 89 places from the previous year.

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