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Juan Ignacio Chela retires

Updated: December 3, 2012, 12:19 PM ET
Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Juan Ignacio Chela says he is retiring from professional tennis, leaving with six ATP singles titles and three in doubles -- all on clay.

The 33-year-old Argentine has been hinting at retirement for weeks, and he announced it Monday on his Twitter account.

Chela reached three Grand Slam quarterfinals -- the French Open in 2004 and 2011, and the U.S. Open in 2007.

Known as "El Flaco" (The Skinny One), Chela is retiring with his singles ranking at No. ...

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