Showing posts with label Guillermo Cañas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Guillermo Cañas. Show all posts

Friday, March 26, 2010

Guillermo Canas retires from professional tennis

Guillermo Canas retires from professional tennis
Guillermo Canas retires from professional tennis

At the Miami Sony Ericsson Open, Guillermo Canas announced his retirement from professional tennis.

Canas said he decided to retire rather than undergo a fifth operation on his right wrist. He has been battling pain in the wrist for more than a year and hasn’t played in a tournament since July.

“I beat the most talented player in the world,” Canas said about defeating Roger Federer in Miami and Indian Wells in 2007. “For me it was unbelievable. And then to do it again 10 days later was like a dream for me.”

"I decided eight weeks ago and all, it's a physical question," said Guillermo. "My wrist just won't let me play. But I'm not leaving with regrets, there were many huge moments in my career. It's now time to begin a new life,"

Canas will continue to be related with tennis as he is working in his a tennis academy in Key Biscayne.


Source AP
Photo Getty Images

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fernando Verdasco reaches quarterfinals at Swedish Open

Fernando Verdasco reaches quarterfinals at Swedish Open

Fernando Verdasco has reached the quarterfinals of the Swedish Open, saving a match point late in the third set before beating Daniel Koellerer 6-7 (1), 6-2, 7-5.

Leading 5-4, Koellerer reached match point when the Spaniard hit a forehand wide. But the unseeded Austrian hit a long return next, then made two unforced errors and Verdasco held to 5-5. Verdasco broke to lead 6-5 and then held to love, ending the three-hour match with an ace.

Jurgen Melzer, Nicolas Almagro and Andreas Vinciguerra also reached the last eight.

Melzer defeated Daniel-Gimeno Traver 6-2, 6-2 to line up a match with Vinciguerra, who ousted Guillermo Canas 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4.

Almagro rallied past Potito Starace of Italy 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 and will play Robin Soderling of Sweden.

Koellerer was treated during two changeovers late in the third set because of calf cramps. After being broken in the 11th game and falling on the court, a trainer and an official helped him to his chair.

“I was cramping all over my legs, but at 5-5 it was impossible to play any more,” Koellerer said. “I’m really disappointed because I had a lot of chances in the third set. It was a very good match. At the end I think he deserved to win.”

Koellerer also had four break points when leading 4-3 in the third set.

Verdasco will play either Victor Crivoli of Romania or Juan Monaco of Argentina in Friday’s quarterfinals.

“It was really hard,” Verdasco said. “He played really good. My last weekend in the Davis Cup was so hard. I played 11 1/2 hours in three days, two five-set matches and the other one four sets with a lot of pressure. It’s hard for me to be 100 percent all the time. My legs felt a little bit tired.”





Thursday, March 12, 2009

BNP Paribas Open 2009 - Guillermo Canas Practicing

BNP Paribas Open 2009 - Guillermo Canas Practicing

Check out Guillermo Canas practicing on March 9th, 2009 at the BNP Paribas Open.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sam Querrey wins opener in Delray Beach

Sam Querrey wins opener in Delray Beach
Sam Querrey wins opener in Delray Beach

Sam Querrey defeated Guillermo Cañas 7-6 6-4 at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships to reach the second round.

Querrey prevailed in a tie-break after both players dropped serve twice in the opening set, and then needed just one break of serve in the second set to close out the match at the ATP World Tour 250 tennis tournament.

The American now improves to a 9-5 season record, highlighted by a runner-up finish in January at Auckland and back-to-back quarter-finals at San Jose and Memphis.

“He makes a lot of balls and he makes you work for every point.
I kind of had a little cold last week and early on in the first set I was feeling winded after some of those long points. He always makes you hit another ball on every point.” said Querrey.

Photo camara sport

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Guillermo Canas plans to open academy on Key Biscayne

Guillermo Canas
Guillermo Canas plans to open academy on Key Biscayne

Guillermo Cañas recently bought a condominium on Brickell Avenue, Miami.
But Cañas would like a more lasting connection to the area. He has plans for a year-round tennis academy on Key Biscayne along with partners Gustavo Oribe, a former FIU player and Martin Garcia, and former tour pro.
Cañas has submitted plans to the Miami-Dade County Commission for an academy that would service everyone from a 6-year-old in a beginner's class to a tour pro seeking top-notch competition.

South Florida weather is perfect for tennis. The Tennis Center of Crandon Park is largely vacant for much of the year now that the U.S. Tennis Association moved out. And pros such as Andy Murray, Gael Monfils, Fernando Goznalez and Nicolas Lapenti have homes here.

"This seems like the perfect place for a tennis academy, and there really isn't anything like it down here. We want it to have a warm, family-like atmosphere, where everyone who loves tennis can feel welcome. We'd have beginners programs, senior programs, programs for college players, and for pros." Cañas said.

Cañas said he has been in contact with potential coaches, trainers, nutritionists and sports psychologists.

"I thought about doing this in Argentina, but Miami seems more logical" He said.

Cañas also added that he might retire after this season and then dedicate himself to the academy.

"I have always dreamed of owning a place like this, and hopefully, we can make it happen."

AP Photo by Dita Alangkara

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Photos: Guillermo Cañas at Copa Argentina de Tenis

"Photos: Guillermo Cañas at Copa Argentina de Tenis"

Here we have some pictures fo Guillermo Cañas during the Copa Argentina de Tenis... Cañas lost in his first match and it looks like he is far away from his winning form....

Guillermo Cañas at Copa Argentina de TenisGuillermo Cañas at Copa Argentina de Tenis
Guillermo Cañas at Copa Argentina de Tenis


Pictures from El Tenis que no Vemos

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Copa Argentina de Tenis - Thursday Results

Copa Argentina de Tenis
Copa Argentina de Tenis - Thursday Results

The Copa Argentina de Tennis is underway and today Nicolas Massu replaced Agustin Calleri who got an injury in his shoulder a few days ago... Massu played against Feliciano Lopez while Monaco took on Cañas.

(3)Juan Mónaco (ARG) d. Guillermo Cañas (ARG) 6-3 6-3

(2)Feliciano Lopez (ESP) d. Nicolás Massú (CHI) 6-4 6-3

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Copa Argentina de Tennis Draw and Schedule

Copa Argentina de Tennis - Chela, Monaco, gaudio, Calleri, Villas
Copa Argentina de Tennis Draw and Schedule

The Copa Argentina de Tenis begins on Thursday, December 11th, andJuan Monaco, Feliciano Lopez, Agustin Calleri and Guillermo Cañas will be in action.

Gaston Gaudio is in replacing Carlos Moya and Juan Ignacio Chela is taking Juan Martin Del Potro's place at this event. Moya and Del Potro had to withdrew because of injuries.

David Nalbandian vs. Juan Ignacio Chela (Friday 20:30 hs.)
Juan Mónaco vs. Guillermo Cañas (Thursday 20:30 hs.)
Gastón Gaudio vs. José Acasuso (Friday - second match)
Feliciano López (España) vs. Agustín Calleri (Thursday - second match)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Nalbandian, Del Potro and Feliciano Lopez to play Copa Argentina de Tenis Exhibition

Nalbandian, Del Potro and Feliciano Lopez to play Copa Argentina de Tenis Exhibition

David Nalbandian was the last one to confirm his presence at the Copa Argentina de Tenis.
This will be the sixth edition of the tournament, which will take place in the central court of the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, on the traditional fast surface that is mounted for this event.
The tournament will be played on December 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2008.
Will be held in the format of 8 players with two games per day (Thursday and Friday), semifinals (Saturday) and final (Sunday).

Nalbandian has join Juan Martin Del Potro, Agustin Calleri, Guillermo Cañas, Jose Acasuso, Juan Monaco and Juan Ignacio Chela (as an alternate) and Spaniards Carlos Moya and Feliciano Lopez. For youth and quality, Lopez will be a top attraction after his superb performance in the final World Cup disputed Davis in Mar del Plata.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Challenger Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine $125,000 Main Draw

Challenger Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine $125,000
"Challenger Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine $125,000 Main Draw"

Dmitry Tursunov, ranked number 25 in the ATP rankings and who has titled twice at Sydney and Metz this season, is the top seed this week as he plays his second Challenger event of 2008.
In the first round Tursunov will face Jan Hernych who just won the €106,500 Bratislava Challenger on Sunday.

The second seed is Igor Kunitsyn and he will meet Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr., who made it to the main draw by winning 3 qualy matches.

Other seeded players in this event are Victor Hanescu, Fabrice Santoro, Guillermo cañas, Sergiy Stakhovsky, Dudi Sela and Roko Karanusic.

Check out the complete $125,000 Dnepropetrovsk Challenger main draw...

Dmitry Tursunov RUS [1/WC] vs. Jan Hernych CZE
Irakli Labadze GEO vs. Michail Elgin RUS
Denys Molchanov UKR [WC] vs. Karol Beck SVK
Ilia Marchenko UKR vs. Roko Karanusic CRO [8]

Fabrice Santoro FRA [4] vs. Alexandre Kudryavtsev RUS [Q]
Harel Levy ISR vs. Sergei Bubka UKR [WC]
Alexander Peya AUT vs. Adrian Cruciat ROU
Björn Phau GER vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky UKR [6]

Guillermo Cañas ARG [5] vs. Victor Crivoi ROU
Brendan Evans USA vs. Jiri Vanek CZE
Ivan Sergeyev UKR [LL] vs. Lukasz Kubot POL
Pavel Snobel CZE vs. Victor Hanescu ROU [3]

Dudi Sela ISR [7] vs. Andrei Gorban MDA [Q]
Dmitri Sitak RUS [Q] vs. Stefan Koubek AUT
Laurent Recouderc FRA [SE] vs. Denis Istomin UZB
Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. UKR [Q] vs. Igor Kunitsyn RUS [2/WC]



Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tennis Results: Bank Austria-Tennis Trophy - Wednesday

Bank Austria-Tennis Trophy
Tennis Results: Bank Austria-Tennis Trophy - Wednesday

Juan Martin Del Potro, third seed, began his campaign in Austria with a close 2 set win over Fischer. Gael Monfils, 8th seed, also was a first round winner after winning a 3 set battle against Peya.

For the second round, Fernando Gonzalez, second seed, needed to save 5 match points to finally defeat Ernests Gulbis while Fernando Verdasco, 5th seed, had no problems to beat Guillermo Cañas.

Check out all the scores from the Bank Austria-Tennis Trophy...

Singles - Second Round
[2] F Gonzalez (CHI) d E Gulbis (LAT) 46 76(11) 61 - Saved 5 M.P.
[5] F Verdasco (ESP) d G Canas (ARG) 61 62
[Q] P Petzschner (GER) d [Q] J Hernych (CZE) 63 64
C Moya (ESP) vs E Schwank (ARG)

Singles - First Round
[3] J Del Potro (ARG) d [WC] M Fischer (AUT) 76(7) 76(5)
[8] G Monfils (FRA) d [WC] A Peya (AUT) 36 61 63

Doubles - Quarterfinals
[4] M Mirnyi (BLR) / A Ram (ISR) d S Bolelli (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) 46 62 10-4

Doubles - First Round
[2] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Knowles (BAH) d A Fisher (AUS) / T Parrott (USA) 61 62
F Lopez (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d [3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) 63 62
[WC] M Fischer (AUT) / P Oswald (AUT) d M Damm (CZE) / P Vizner (CZE) 62 62



Monday, October 6, 2008

Bank Austria-Tennis Trophy Monday Results

Bank Austria-Tennis Trophy
Bank Austria-Tennis Trophy Monday Results

Juan Carlos Ferrero upset Ivo Karlovic, 4th seed, in 2 sets to reach the second round of the Bank Austria-Tennis Trophy.

Fernando Verdasco, 5th seed, also advanced with a 2 set victory over Crivori while Guillermo Cañas won his first match in 2 month after beating Andreas Seppi.

Check out all the scores from the Bank Austria-Tennis Trophy ...

Singles - First Round
J Ferrero (ESP) d [4] I Karlovic (CRO) 64 76(4)
[5] F Verdasco (ESP) d [Q] V Crivoi (ROU) 64 64
G Canas (ARG) d A Seppi (ITA) 76(2) 63
[Q] J Hernych (CZE) d R Karanusic (CRO) 46 64 76(5)
F Lopez (ESP) d A Calleri (ARG) 76(2) 76(4)
C Moya (ESP) d M Berrer (GER) 76(5) 76(6)

Doubles - First Round
J Melzer (AUT) / T Robredo (ESP) d C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) 64 64
[WC] S Koubek (AUT) / N Moser (AUT) vs [4] M Mirnyi (BLR) / A Ram (ISR)
S Bolelli (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA) d F Gonzalez (CHI) / E Schwank (ARG) 61 63



Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bank Austria-Tennis Trophy Monday Order of Play

Bank Austria-Tennis Trophy
Bank Austria-Tennis Trophy Monday Order of Play

Guillermo cañas will be in action at the Bank Austria-Tennis Trophy on Monday when he faces Andreas Seppi for a place in the second round.

Ivo Karlovic will meet Juan Carlos Ferrero while Carlos Mota plays against Michael Berrer.

Other players that will be on the court on Day 1 are: Fernando Verdasco, Agustin Calleri, Feliciano Lopez and Jan Hernych.

Check out the complete Bank Austria-Tennis Trophy Monday Order of Play...

CENTER COURT

1:00 PM Start
Guillermo CANAS - Andreas SEPPI

followed by...
Melzer/Robredo - Kas/Kohlschreiber

followed by...
Ivo KARLOVIC - Juan Carlos FERRERO

followed by...
Carlos MOYA - Michael BERRER

followed by...
Koubek/Moser - Mirny/Ram


COURT B

1:00 PM START
Fernando VERDASCO - Viktor CRIVOI

followed by...
Jan HERNYCH - Roko KARANUSIC

followed by...
Feliciano LOPEZ - Augustin CALLERI

followed by...
Gonzalez/Schwank - Bolelli/Seppi


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Video Tennis Week: True or Fault Answer

Video Tennis Week: True or Fault Answer

The answer to the true or fault segment from the Nadal Naked show.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Open de Moselle Monday Results

Open de Moselle
Open de Moselle Monday Results

Ernests Gulbis began his campaign at the Open de Moselle by upsetting Mario Ancic, 8th seed, in 2 close sets.

Jose Acasuso defeated his countryman, Guillermo Cañas, in a 3 set battle while Carlos Moya got past Albert Montañes also in 3 sets.

Check out all the results from the Open de Moselle...

Monday, September 29, 2008

Singles - First Round
E Gulbis (LAT) d [8] M Ancic (CRO) 76(3) 64
J Acasuso (ARG) d G Canas (ARG) 63 26 63
J Tipsarevic (SRB) d [WC] J Chardy (FRA) 76(5) 75
C Moya (ESP) d A Montanes (ESP) 61 46 64

Doubles - First Round
[2] A Clement (FRA) / M Llodra (FRA) d [WC] J Mathieu (FRA) / O Mutis (FRA) 64 64
[4] M Melo (BRA) / A Sa (BRA) d D Hrbaty (SVK) / R Stepanek (CZE) 75 61



Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Guillermo Canas Robbed in Buenos Aires Video

Guillermo Canas Robbed in Buenos Aires Video

Yesterday we told you about Guillermo Cañas' bad day after he was robbed in Buenos Aires when he was visiting his parents... now we have a video for you (it's in spanish) where you can see how Guillermo's Mercedes Benz SL 500 that cost around $150,000 was found by the police...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Guillermo Cañas assaulted in Buenos Aires

Juan Martin Del Potro, right, celebrates with teammate Guillermo Canas after Russia at the Davis Cup World Group semifinal in Buenos Aires
Guillermo Cañas assaulted in Buenos Aires

After just two days of celebrating that Argentina reached the final of the Davis Cup, the tennis player Guillermo Cañas suffered bad moment early this morning, as he was assaulted when arriving at his home in La Matanza.

According to police, two robbers intercepted the athlete at a time when he was returning home.
The robbers took all Cañas' money, his documents and they drove away in Cañas' Mercedes Benz car.

News from Clarin translated by ATP Mens Tennis
AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Video: Argentina Training Davis Cup

Video: Argentina Training Davis Cup

The Argentine Davis Cup team is training very hard for their Davis Cup semifinal meeting against Russia this weekend ...
Also Juan Martin Del Potro talks about this new situation he is living because he never played a semifinal tie at the Davis Cup and he never played at home... he says he is feeling the pressure but that it's going to be great to play in front of more than 14,000 Argentines...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Argentina Davis Cup Team - Training Photos

Argentina Davis Cup Team - Training Photos

Juan Martin Del Potro, David Nalbandian and Agustine Calleri were spotted training hard for the Davis Cup semifina against Russia... check out the photos...

Del Potro and NalbandianDel Potro and Canas
juan martin del potro and david nalbandianJuan Martin Del Potro

Monday, September 8, 2008

Spain Wins the Duelo de Legiones

Spain Wins the Duelo de Legiones

During this past weekend in Malaga, Argentina faced Spain in an exhibition and the local players took the win.

On Saturday Guillermo Cañas defeated Juan Carlos Ferrer but Jose Acasuso lost to Carlos Moya.
On Sunday Juan Carlos Ferrero scored a 6-4 7-5 win over Acasuso given Spain a 2-1 lead and later Carlos Moya beat Cañas to give his country a 3-1 victory.

Two great football soccer players from Argentina, Diego Maradona and Claudio Caniggia, were at the exhibition to support the Argentine team.

Information from LaNacion