Originally Posted by tacou
My first thread on TT regarded Chela's retirement. That was in early 2007. In terms of longevity, I rate this guy very highly.
I'll always remember Chela upsetting Hewitt at the AO, intense match.
Just two years ago he made a slam QF! That's a pretty sweet bookend to a solid career. Not everyone can have a Fed/Nadal career but I admire what Chela got done and good luck to him in the future.
He was a fighter and had a long career as a pro. That is something few tennis players can do.