Jose Acasuso Bio

  • Full name is Jose Javier Acasuso
  • Nickname is Chucho
  • Began playing tennis age two when his father, Jose Andres, who took him, brother, Juan Andres, and sister, Gabriela, to their grandfather’s (Juan Ruben) tennis club to take lessons
  • Mother, Selva Monica, is a housewife
  • His first instructor was Alberto “Zambo” Gonzalez and says, “Zambo, my grandfather and my father are very special people who I would like to recognize.”
  • Played at Itapua Club and Club Progreso de Posadas in Misiones in his early career
  • Played basketball and tennis as a child, but at age 12 decided to concentrate on tennis
  • As a junior, received certificate of honor for Sports Achievement in 1992 and South American champion in 1996
  • Plays right-handed but does everything else left-handed
  • Has a 7-5 career Davis Cup record (5-3 in singles) in nine ties
  • His favorite surface is clay and considers his serve and forehand as strengths
  • Coached by countryman and former ATP pro Gabriel Markus (since December 2008).
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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