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<table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="margin-right:15px;" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:35px;padding-bottom:7px;"> <p> <span style="font-size:small;">By Erik Gudris</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <!-- Right Floated Image --><!-- Text Body Starts Here --><span style="font-size:small">(December 3, 2012) -- In a year filled with many notable retirements, Argentina&#39;s <strong><a href="http://www.tennisnow.com/2010_News/Shoes_Racquet/Juan_Ignacio_Chela_Tennis.aspx">Juan Ignacio Chela</a></strong>&nbsp;added his name to the list as he announced his departure from the sport.<br /> <br /> Announcing his decision on his Twitter account, Chela said, &quot;After many years it was time to move to another stage in my life, I retire from professional tennis.&quot;<br /> <br /> After turning pro in 1998, Chela reached a career high ranking of No. 15 in the world back in 2004. Chela won six career ATP Tour singles titles, all of them on clay, with his last two occurring in Bucharest and Houston back in 2011. He was also a member of Argentina&#39;s Davis Cup team and competed in 14 ties for his country.<br /> <br /> Chela reached three Grand Slam quarterfinals during his career - twice at Roland Garros in 2004 and 2011 and once at the U.S Open in 2007. He earned over $6 million dollars in prize money.</span><br />

 

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