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Image is Everything: Ciao, Chiudinelli

Posted by gauloises1 on September 4, 2009

OK, so, here’s the thing: I don’t really know who Marco Chiudinelli is. I know he came through qualifying, I know he beat Mikhail Youzhny today, I know he’s Swiss, and I *think* he’s a bit old. Other than that, I just know I know the name.

But these pictures were just too cute, so I thought I’d post them and let you guys tell me what I should know about him. Informed people that you are.

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And oh yeah … I know he’s kind of cute.

11 Responses to “Image is Everything: Ciao, Chiudinelli”

  1. AmyLu said

    About all I can add (other than I agree he’s kinda cute) is that he beat Verdasco in Davis Cup in like 2007? Verdasco had to fill in for Nadal and promptly lost to Chiudinelli.

  2. swissfan said

    Hi, thanks for shining a little light on the other other Swiss player.
    Marco is one of Roger’s best buds – one of a few tennis players who were at Fed’s wedding. His story is quite poignant especially in contrast to Roger’s. Here’s a brief article from the NY Times:

    http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/31/federers-shadow-follows-qualifier-from-basel/

  3. linz said

    That’s a great article Swissfan, thanks for posting it! I remember being impressed with Chiudinelli during the USA/Swiss Davis Cup matches. He and Roddick played this one AMAZING point- I tried to find the youtube link of it but I couldn’t. Good to see him getting some wins and some press.

  4. irefusetotellyou said

    He actually has a pretty extensive-ish website, with some Twitter-like updates on the home page.

    Oh, and some funny pictures:

    (For those who want more — http://www.marcochiudinelli.com/index.html )

  5. linz said

    A quick peak on the website teaches me that Marco has been misinformed of the meaning of the word “deception”.

  6. irefusetotellyou said

    P.S: Chilling with the big man (and in fact he does list “chilling with friends” as one of his favorite activities) :

    http://picasaweb.google.com/emciweb/OnCourt#5329799106914832482

  7. JFK said

    Wow he is kinda cute. It’s good to have another Swiss man in the draw since Stan the man lost so early.

  8. naughtyT... said

    That is a Deli I would not mind doing some Chewin’ in. Kolya up next… it is like a stealth match… at this point Chewin’deli might be the more famous of the two.

  9. C. F. said

    All I knew about Chiudinelli was this: he was the prettiest Swiss in the squad that played the US in the Davis Cup and I had read somewhere that he was Federer’s childhood friend.

    Great links, people!

  10. Nancy said

    Wow…so so so cute! I may stop cursing/begrudging him now for fucking up my bracket.

    Thanks for all the info guys.

    “Chiudinelli, whose big forehand game is more reminiscent of Fernando Gonzalez than Federer”

    Mama like.

  11. Courtney said

    Love him. Good guy on and off court.

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