38 Facts About Juan Monaco

1. Juan Monaco, nicknamed "Pico", is a former tennis player from Argentina.

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2. Juan Monaco announced his retirement from professional tennis on 15 May 2017.

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3. Juan Monaco comes from an indigenous Argentine background, and he started playing tennis at the age of six.

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4. Juan Monaco enjoys spending time at home in Tandil with family and friends.

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5. Juan Monaco is a fan of The Lord of the Rings books.

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6. Juan Monaco used to be mentored by Luis Lobo of Argentina.

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7. Since the latter part of the 2010 season, Juan Monaco was coached by Mariano Zabaleta.

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8. Juan Monaco added Gaston Etlis to his coaching team in February 2011.

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9. In 2003, Juan Monaco reached six finals, finishing as runner-up in two events in Jamaica F3, Montego Bay, losing to American Wayne Odesnik, and in Argentina F6, Buenos Aires losing to compatriot Diego Moyano.

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10. Juan Monaco won in Jamaica F4, Montego Bay, in Bolivia F1, La Paz, in Argentina F1, Buenos Aires, and Uruguay F2, Uruguay defeating Dmitri Sitak of Russia, and his compatriots Matias O'Neille, Carlos Berlocq, and Ignacio Gonzalez King respectively.

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11. Juan Monaco started 2004 by winning in Sao Paulo–1, Brazil defeating Adrian Garcia of Chile.

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12. Juan Monaco made his Grand Slam debut in the 2004 French Open as a qualifier, losing in the second round to eventual finalist and compatriot Guillermo Coria.

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13. Juan Monaco reached the quarterfinals of the 2004 Swedish Open, losing to Chilean Fernando Gonzalez.

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14. In 2006, Juan Monaco recorded three first-round exits in the first two months in Buenos Aires, Santiago, Chile, and Adelaide and second-round exits at the Australian Open and the 2006 Medibank International.

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15. Juan Monaco won his third title of the year in the 2007 Austrian Open in Kitzbuhel after defeating the top seed Tommy Robredo in the quarterfinals and Potito Starace in the final.

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16. In 2008, Juan Monaco started the year with a semifinal appearance at the 2008 Heineken Open, losing to German Philipp Kohlschreiber.

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17. Juan Monaco was scheduled to play Fernando Gonzalez in the final, but Gonzalez was granted a walkover due to a left ankle injury sustained by Monaco during the doubles final.

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18. In doubles, Juan Monaco started the year with a win in the 2008 Heineken Open partnering Luis Horna.

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19. In 2009, Juan Monaco started the year in 2009 Heineken Open losing to Serbian Viktor Troicki in the second round and a quarterfinal appearance in the 2009 Movistar Open.

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20. Juan Monaco represented Argentina in the Davis Cup, defeating Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands.

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21. Juan Monaco competed directly in the 2009 US Open without competing in any events in 2009 US Open Series.

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22. At the 2009 BCR Open Romania, Juan Monaco reached his third final of the year, but ended as runner-up to Albert Montanes, after defeating qualifiers Julio Silva and Pere Riba, eighth seed Pablo Cuevas, and German Simon Greul.

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23. Juan Monaco lost in the second round of the 2009 Valencia Open 500 to Nikolay Davydenko.

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24. Juan Monaco lost to sixth seed Nikolay Davydenko in the third round of the 2010 Australian Open, having defeated Ernests Gulbis and Michael Llodra in five sets.

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25. Juan Monaco defeated Juan Ignacio Chela in the second round and Lukasz Kubot.

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26. Juan Monaco began his 2011 season at the 2011 Heineken Open as the fifth seed, but was upset by Adrian Mannarino.

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27. Juan Monaco beat Tatsuma Ito, Kevin Anderson, and Michael Russell to advance to the final.

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28. Juan Monaco made it to the fourth round, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.

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29. Juan Monaco was broken twice in the first set and pulled a double bagel in the second and third, although he had a couple of break opportunities of his own in the second.

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30. Juan Monaco made five first-round exits in the main draw of ATP events.

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31. Juan Monaco ended this run at Wimbledon in 2013 by reaching the third round for the second year in succession, where he was defeated by Kenny de Schepper.

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32. Juan Monaco withdrew from events for the rest of the year due to a wrist injury.

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33. In 2014, Juan Monaco failed to win consecutively until May in Dusseldorf, where he was the defending champion.

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34. Juan Monaco reach the quarterfinals after beating Benjamin Becker and Marcel Granollers.

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35. Juan Monaco made a first-round exit at the US Open, falling to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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36. Juan Monaco made a series of second-round exits on the European clay courts, until Nice, where he made the quarterfinals.

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37. Juan Monaco played one tie Argentina's successful Davis Cup campaign of 2016, losing his match in the Quarter Finals, but being a part of the team overall to win the 2016 Davis Cup.

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38. Juan Monaco wore Adidas sportswear, and played with a Yonex VCore Xi 98 racquet.

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