|Residence||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
December 28, 1980 |
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 68 (March 9, 2009)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2009)|
|French Open||2R (2008, 2009)|
|US Open||2R (2011)|
|Highest ranking||No. 156 (September 27, 2010)|
|Current ranking||No. 680 (November 11, 2013)|
|Last updated on: April 2, 2012.|
Diego Junqueira (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo xuŋˈkeiɾa]; born December 28, 1980 in Tandil, Argentina) is a professional tennis player who plays left-handed (with a double-handed backhand) from Argentina. His career high rank was #68, achieved on March 9, 2009.
Diego "Chuky" Junqueira did not appear to have much of a juniors career, according to available ITF results, which show only one top-level tournament for him, in which he qualified and lost first round in Argentina in 1998.
2000 to 2007
Junqueira reached a career high of #146 in June 2006.
During late February to early April, Junqueira had good success at the Challenger level, reaching the semifinal in Chile (losing to #140 Eduardo Schwank), the final in Ecuador (beating #155 Fernando Vicente along the way), and the semifinal in France (beating #105 Boris Pašanski and #192 Marc López), to get himself back into the top-200 for the first time in almost 2 years.
In May, he won a Challenger in Italy, beating #206 Dick Norman, #162 Harel Levy, #97 Santiago Ventura, #153 Nicolas Devilder, and #149 Máximo González, those last 4 being the #6, #1, #5, and #4 seeds in the tournament. He then beat #102 Luis Horna in the qualifying round to make the main draw of the 2008 French Open.