Diego Junqueira

Diego Junqueira ( born December 28, 1980 in Tandil ) is an Argentine tennis player.

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Life and career

Early visited Diego Junqueira the tennis school Raul Pérez- Roldán (father of Guillermo Pérez- Roldán ) in Tandil, the internationally also enjoys a very good reputation. Not for nothing come with Juan Mónaco, Máximo González, Mariano Zabaleta and Juan Martín del Potro 4 Argentine top players from this medium-sized city ( 110,000 inhabitants).

2001 started his professional career with some Future tournaments in South America. His first tournament win was in November, 2004 in Uruguay. On the way to the final he beat the then 16 -year-old and later Top10 player Del Potro smooth with 6-2 6-1. His first Challenger he won about 1.5 years later in January in Florianopolis in Brazil.

He was able to demonstrate for the first time internationally at the Stuttgart Open when he was beaten only in the second round of Tomáš Berdych and previously the top 100 players Christophe Rochus and Filippo Volandri of the tournament threw. In 2008 he was able to first qualify for the French Open and was equal to the first round. In the second, however, was against Ivan Ljubicic in three sets deadline. In 2009, he also managed to reach the second round of the French Open.