Juan Ignacio Chela suffers brain aneurysm, undergoes successful surgery



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Juan Ignacio Chela suffers brain aneurysm, undergoes successful surgery

Former world No. 15 Juan Ignacio Chela revealed he suffered a brain aneurysm and last Thursday he underwent a surgery and now he is recovering at home. Chela, 42, retired from the Tour in 2012 but he still actively follows tennis as he often tweets about it.

Chela, who played his best tennis on clay, captured six titles during his career. "Hi everyone!!! I tell you that last Thursday I had a scheduled operation for an unruptured brain aneurysm. They placed two stents on me.

All went well. I'm already recovering at home," Chela tweeted.

Chela tweeted about Roger Federer just days before the surgery

Federer, 40, announced a third knee surgery in August. Less than two weeks ago, Instagram, Facebook and Whats App all went down for six hours.

"Let Roger come back, not instagram," Chela tweeted. Federer, 40, recently spoke about his decision to undergo another knee surgery. "It was a tough process to take that decision, just because I already had couple of knee surgeries last year," Federer told American former world number one Jim Courier in an interview at the Laver Cup.

"I was really unhappy with how things went at Wimbledon. I was just nowhere near where I wanted to be to play at the top, top level. But I tried my best and at the end, at some point, too much is too much. Now I've just got to take it step by step."

Also, Federer acknowledged that he won't rush his comeback. "I've got to first walk again properly, run properly and then do the sidesteps and all the agility work and then eventually I've got to be back on the tennis court," Federer said.

"But it's going to take me a few more months and then we'll see how things are at some point next year. I've got to take my time. I don't want to rush into anything at this point."