Juan Monaco

  • Pablo Andujar beats Juan Monaco to win Swiss Open title 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...