Juan Monaco

  • Pablo Andujar beats Juan Monaco to win Swiss Open title July 27, 2014

    Pablo Andujar of Spain won his first title in more than two years on Sunday, beating Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 7-5 in the Swiss Open final. It was the 71st-ranked Andujar's third career title, all on clay courts. He also won at Casablanca, Morocco, in 2011 and 2012. Andujar got the...
  • Pablo Andujar, Juan Monaco advance to Swiss Open final July 27, 2014

    Unseeded pair Pablo Andujar and Juan Monaco advanced on Saturday to the Swiss Open title match. Andujar, ranked No. 71, beat fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-1 in an all-Spain semi-final at the clay-court Roy Emerson Arena. Argentina's Monaco rallied from losing the first three games to win 6-3, 7-6 (4)...
  • Juan Monaco beats 3rd seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at Swiss Open July 23, 2014

    Switzerland: Juan Monaco of Argentina beat third-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in the Swiss Open second round on Wednesday. Monaco took advantage of Garcia-Lopez's service problems in a match which had nine breaks of serve. Monaco, who was a top-10 player in 2012, has won seven of his eight...
  • Rafael Nadal tries philosophical approach at Madrid Open May 4, 2014

    Rafael Nadal is adopting a philosophical approach at the Madrid Open as he tries to recover from back-to-back quarterfinal exits at clay court events he once dominated. Bidding to defend his title in the Spanish capital, the top-ranked Nadal downplayed his earlier exits at Monte Carlo and Barcelona and called his...
  • Nadal to open Madrid defence against Melzer or Monaco May 3, 2014

    Rafael Nadal will start defence of his Madrid Open title by playing the winner of the first-round match between Jurgen Melzer and Juan Monaco. Nadal needs to reach the quarter-finals to ensure he keeps his No. 1 ranking. If he doesn't, Novak Djokovic could take his place by winning the tournament. Friday's...
  • Defending champ Robin Haase reaches Kitzbuehel quarters July 31, 2013

    Kitzbuehel, Austria: Defending champion Robin Haase stayed on course for a third straight title at the bet-at-home Cup by beating Daniel Brands of Germany 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday. Second-seeded Juan Monaco also reached the quarter-finals, while No. 4 Jurgen Melzer lost to 19-year-old Austrian Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-3. Haase saved all six...
  • Wawrinka, Monaco, Youzhny advance at Swiss Open July 24, 2013

    Gstaad, Switzerland: Stanislas Wawrinka advanced to the Swiss Open quarter-finals Wednesday by edging Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain, 7-5, 7-6 (4). Wawrinka was cruising at 4-0 up in the second set, then failed to serve out the match at 5-3 before clinching victory in the tiebreaker. Seeded players won all four second-round matches,...
  • Tommy Haas, Juan Monaco advance at German Championships July 17, 2013

    Hamburg, Germany: Tommy Haas outlasted qualifier Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 on Wednesday to advance to the third round of the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg. The second-seeded Haas blew a 4-1 lead in the third set. But he held serve and broke to clinch the match when Kavcic...
  • Almagro, Monaco to meet in Barcelona Open quarters April 26, 2013

    Barcelona: Nicolas Almagro and Juan Monaco both managed third-round wins at the Barcelona Open on Thursday before rain forced the postponement of matches. The two will meet in the quarter-finals after Almagro defeated fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4 on the outdoor red clay. Monaco outlasted Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in a...
  • Almagro defeats Williams to reach Houston final April 14, 2013

    Houston: John Isner and Nicolas Almagro, two of the biggest servers in tennis, aced their way into the final of the US Men's Clay Court Championship. Top-seeded Almagro of Spain, the ATP Tour leader with 261 aces, needed only 58 minutes to beat American wild-card Rhyne Williams 6-2, 6-1. Isner,...
  • Berlocq wins the decider to lift Argentina into semis April 8, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Carlos Berlocq defeated Frenchman Gilles Simon on Sunday in the deciding singles match to put Argentina into the Davis Cup semifinals. Berlocq won 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to delight the rowdy crowd at Parque Roca, the outdoor clay-court venue on the outskirts of the Argentine capital. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of...
  • Juan Monaco loses opener in Brazil February 15, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Juan Monaco lost an opening-round match for the third time this season, falling to Simone Bolelli of Italy 7-5, 6-2 at the Brazil Open on Thursday. The 15th-ranked Argentine had his service broken four times in the second-round loss at the indoor, clay-court tournament in Sao Paulo, South America's...
  • Injured Monaco first seed to fall at Australian Open January 14, 2013

    Melbourne: Argentine Juan Monaco was the first seed to be knocked out of the Australian Open on Monday, succumbing as much to injury as to Russian Andrey Kuznetsov in a 7-6 6-1 6-1 first round defeat. With all the seeds safely through to the second round as the shadows lengthened over...
  • Valencia Open: Hewitt beats Monaco in 1st round October 23, 2012

    Valencia: Former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt beat Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 in the opening round of the Valencia Open on Monday, ending a 10-match losing run against top-10 opponents. The Australian wild-card entry broke the 10th-ranked Monaco twice in the opening set and three times in the second at...
  • Monaco wins in Malaysia for year's fourth title November 16, 2012

    Kuala Lampur: Argentine Juan Monaco battled for more than three hours to defeat Frenchman Julien Benneteau 7-5 4-6 6-3 in the Malaysian Open final on Sunday for his fourth ATP title of the year. Monaco, ranked 11th in the world, kept alive his hopes of qualifying for November's season-ending World Tour...
  • Djokovic through to Key Biscayne final March 31, 2012

    Key Biscayne, Fla.: A marathon second set was all even in a tie-breaker on Friday night when Novak Djokovic found himself involved in yet another grueling point. He hit 13 shots, all smacked aggressively from the backcourt, many landing within a foot or two of the baseline at the far...
  • Madrid Masters: Gonzalez enters quarter-finals October 18, 2007

    Madrid: Last year's losing finalist Fernando Gonzalez breezed into the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters on Thursday with an emphatic 6-4, 6-2 win over Argentine Juan Monaco. The win also took the Chilean a step closer to securing his place at the season-ending Masters Cup in Shanghai for the second time...