Juan Ignacio Chela (born August 30, 1979) is a professional male tennis player from Argentina. Like most Argentine players he is comfortable on Clay courts and owns all six of his career titles on the surface. He was born at Ciudad Evita, Provincia de Buenos Aires.
In February, he reached the quarterfinals in Salvador, defeating Flavio Saretta and David Ferrer, before falling to Agustin Calleri, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6. He won in doubles at Viña del Mar, partnering Gaston Gaudio.
At Acapulco and Indian Wells, he reached the quarterfinals, but lost to Oscar Hernandez Perez and Roger Federer, respectively. In Acapulco, he also reached the final in doubles, partnering Nicolas Massu, but they lost to the Bryan brothers, 2-6, 3-6.