Juan Monaco, nicknamed "Pico", is a former tennis player from Argentina.
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Juan Monaco, nicknamed "Pico", is a former tennis player from Argentina.
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Juan Monaco announced his retirement from professional tennis on 15 May 2017.
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Juan Monaco's father, Hector, is a businessman, while his mother, Cristina, is an architect.
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Juan Monaco enjoys spending time at home in Tandil with family and friends.
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Juan Monaco is a fan of The Lord of the Rings books.
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Juan Monaco added Gaston Etlis to his coaching team in February 2011.
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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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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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Juan Monaco followed this up with a third-round result in his first Master Series event in the 2004 NASDAQ-100 Open, losing to Paradorn Srichaphan.
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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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Juan Monaco reached the quarterfinals of the 2004 Swedish Open, losing to Chilean Fernando Gonzalez.
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Juan Monaco made his 2004 US Open debut, but lost to compatriot Gaston Gaudio in the first round.
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In 2005, Juan Monaco made his 2005 Australian Open debut, losing in the first round to American Mardy Fish.
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Juan Monaco reached the second round of the 2005 Pacific Life Open and the quarterfinals in 2005 BMW Open, both times losing to compatriot David Nalbandian.
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Juan Monaco reached his first ATP finals in Casablanca at the 2005 Grand Prix Hassan II, but lost to compatriot Mariano Puerta.
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Juan Monaco reached the second round of 2005 Internazionali BNL d'Italia and the 2005 Hamburg Masters, losing to Guillermo Canas and Jiri Novak, respectively.
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Juan Monaco lost in the first round of the 2005 French Open to Sebastien Grosjean.
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Juan Monaco reached the quarterfinals in the Vietnam Open, losing to Radek Stepanek.
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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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Juan Monaco lost in the first round of the 2006 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, losing to veteran French player Fabrice Santoro, and lost in the second round of the 2006 Hamburg Masters to Robin Soderling.
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Juan Monaco reached the third round of the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships, losing to Jarkko Nieminen.
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Juan Monaco started the year with a quarterfinal appearance at the 2007 Heineken Open, losing to compatriot Agustin Calleri.
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Juan Monaco reached the quarterfinals of the 2007 Brasil Open losing to another compatriot Juan Ignacio Chela.
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Juan Monaco reached the second round of the 2007 Miami Masters, losing to David Ferrer.
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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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Juan Monaco reached the quarterfinals of the 2007 Stockholm Open, where he lost to Tommy Haas, and the third round of the 2007 Madrid Masters, after avenging his lost against Tommy Haas in the second round.
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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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Juan Monaco reached the third round of the 2008 Australian Open, the furthest he has reached so far, losing to Tomas Berdych.
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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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Juan Monaco reached the third round of both the 2008 Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, losing to Guillermo Canas, and the 2008 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, losing to Mario Ancic.
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Juan Monaco represented Argentina in the Davis Cup quarterfinal clash against Sweden and won his only match against Thomas Johansson.
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Juan Monaco reached the quarterfinals in Valencia and the second round of the 2008 Monte Carlo Masters and 2008 Rome Masters losing to Nicolas Almagro and Igor Andreev, respectively.
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Juan Monaco reached the third round of the 2008 Hamburg Masters, losing to Andreas Seppi and the final, of 2008 Hypo Group Tennis International losing to top seed Nikolay Davydenko.
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Juan Monaco reached the semifinals of the 2008 Orange Warsaw Open, losing to Tommy Robredo.
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Juan Monaco fell in the first round of the 2008 Mutua Madrilena Masters Madrid, losing to Radek Stepanek, and the 2008 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon to Gilles Simon.
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Juan Monaco reached the second round of both the 2008 Stockholm Open and the 2008 BNP Paribas Masters after qualifying for both tournaments.
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In doubles, Juan Monaco started the year with a win in the 2008 Heineken Open partnering Luis Horna.
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Juan Monaco reached the semifinals of 2008 US Open, losing to Lukas Dlouhy and Leander Paes.
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Juan Monaco reached the final of the 2008 Movistar Open and won the 2008 Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana, all partnering fellow Argentine Maximo Gonzalez.
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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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Juan Monaco lost in the first round of 2009 Brasil Open, the 2009 Australian Open, and Acapulco.
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Juan Monaco reached his first final of the year in Buenos Aires at the 2009 Copa Telmex, losing to Tommy Robredo in a tight three-setter.
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Juan Monaco represented Argentina in the Davis Cup, defeating Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands.
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Juan Monaco reached the second round of the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open, losing to Andy Murray after winning the first set.
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Juan Monaco reached the third round of the 2009 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, losing to German Andreas Beck, after defeating Tommy Robredo in the second round, and the 2009 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell losing to Fernando Gonzalez after defeating Marat Safin in the first round.
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Juan Monaco reached his first Masters quarterfinal at the 2009 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, entering as a qualifier and beating Andy Murray in the second round, Marin Cilic in the third round, but losing to Fernando Gonzalez.
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Juan Monaco reached the round of 16 at the 2009 Estoril Open and the 2009 Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open, where he faced three Spaniards losing to Fernando Verdasco after defeating Feliciano Lopez and David Ferrer.
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Juan Monaco represented Argentina along with Juan Martin del Potro and Maximo Gonzalez at the 2009 ARAG World Team Cup, where he won his only singles match against Serbian Janko Tipsarevic.
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Juan Monaco reached the second round of Roland Garros, losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
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Juan Monaco lost in the first round of Wimbledon, still failing to capture his first win there, losing to Nicolas Almagro in a match that lasted almost four hours.
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Juan Monaco represented Argentina in the quarterfinals of the 2009 Davis Cup against the Czech Republic, losing both his matches.
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Juan Monaco then competed in the 2009 Swedish Open, defeating eighth seed Maximo Gonzalez and dominating in his next three matches against Victor Crivoi, top seed Fernando Verdasco, and third seed and defending champion Tommy Robredo, before losing to Robin Soderling in the final.
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Juan Monaco competed directly in the 2009 US Open without competing in any events in 2009 US Open Series.
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Juan Monaco lost to eventual champion Juan Martin del Potro in the first round.
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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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Juan Monaco then lost to Victor Troicki in the first round of the 2009 Shanghai ATP Masters 1000.
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Juan Monaco competed in the 2009 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon as the fourth seed, but was upset by Michael Llodra in the second round after defeating Frenchman Josselin Ouanna in the first round.
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Juan Monaco lost in the second round of the 2009 Valencia Open 500 to Nikolay Davydenko.
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Juan Monaco started 2010 with the Heineken Open, where he defeated Horacio Zeballos in the first round, but lost to eventual champion John Isner in three sets.
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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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Juan Monaco lost to Thomaz Bellucci in the final of the 2010 Movistar Open, after defeating Nicolas Massu, Juan Ignacio Chela, Peter Luczak, and Joao Souza.
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Juan Monaco lost to Juan Carlos Ferrero in the semifinals of the 2010 Copa Telmex just hours after defeating Horacio Zeballos in the quarterfinals, where he did not face a single break point.
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Juan Monaco defeated Juan Ignacio Chela in the second round and Lukasz Kubot.
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Juan Monaco lost to Juan Carlos Ferrero in the semifinals of the 2010 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, retiring with an abdominal strain.
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Juan Monaco defeated top seed Fernando Verdasco in the quarterfinals, Juan Ignacio Chela for the second time in as many weeks, and Alberto Martin.
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Juan Monaco defeated Fabio Fognini in the second round of the 2010 BNP Paribas Open.
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Juan Monaco then faced Juan Carlos Ferrero in the third round; this was their third straight meeting, with Ferrero prevailing in the other two.
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Juan Monaco then defeated Guillermo Garcia Lopez to reach his first hardcourt Master Series quarterfinal.
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Juan Monaco lost to eventual champion Ivan Ljubicic in a three-set match.
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Juan Monaco's bad run continued as he was upset by Daniel Gimeno Traver in the first round as the tenth seed of the 2010 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell.
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Juan Monaco defeated Igor Andreev, but lost to Victor Hanescu in the second round of the 2010 Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
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Juan Monaco then led Argentina to their second ARAG World Team Cup.
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Juan Monaco then withdrew from the 2010 Wimbledon Championships due to a wrist injury and missed two months of action.
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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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Juan Monaco then fell in the second round of the 2011 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell to Simone Vagnozzi.
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Juan Monaco then lost to Feliciano Lopez in the first round of the 2011 Serbia Open.
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At Roland Garros, Juan Monaco suffered a first-round exit at the hands of Fernando Verdasco.
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Juan Monaco then represented Argentina at the 2011 Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan and won both his matches.
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Juan Monaco then had to withdraw from the second round 2011 Swedish Open due to a foot injury.
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Juan Monaco then played at the 2011 Winston-Salem Open, losing to Andy Roddick in the quarterfinals.
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Juan Monaco reached the fourth round of the US Open, before losing to Federer.
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Juan Monaco then reached his first final in over a year and a half at the 2011 Valencia Open 500, but lost to Marcel Granollers after upsetting Nicolas Almagro in the first round and David Ferrer in the semifinals.
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Juan Monaco then continued his success at the 2011 BNP Paribas Masters, with wins over Gilles Simon and Mardy Fish, before losing to Roger Federer in the quarterfinals.
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Juan Monaco began his 2012 campaign at the 2012 Australian Open as the 25th seed, but was upset by Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round.
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Juan Monaco then competed in the 2012 VTR Open as the top seed.
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Juan Monaco received a first-round bye, then defeated Igor Andreev, Albert Montanes, Jeremy Chardy, and finally Carlos Berlocq in the final.
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Juan Monaco then represented Argentina against Germany in the first round of the Davis Cup and won his only match against Philipp Petzschner.
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Juan Monaco then played at the 2012 Copa Claro, losing to compatriot David Nalbandian.
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Juan Monaco then retired in his first-round match at the 2012 Abierto Mexicano Telcel due to dehydration against Albert Ramos.
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Juan Monaco then played in the 2012 US Men's Clay Court Championships as the 4th seed and wild card.
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Juan Monaco beat Tatsuma Ito, Kevin Anderson, and Michael Russell to advance to the final.
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Juan Monaco then played at the 2012 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, where he retired due to a right ankle injury in his first-round match against Robin Haase while leading by a break in the third.
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Juan Monaco made it to the fourth round, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.
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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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Juan Monaco then played the 2012 MercedesCup, he cruised past Tobias Kamke and Pavol Cervenak in straight sets after receiving a bye in the first round.
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Juan Monaco then won in straight sets against Daniel Munoz de la Nava and Jeremy Chardy.
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Juan Monaco then played the Summer Olympics defeating David Goffin before losing to Feliciano Lopez in the following round.
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Juan Monaco lost to Fernando Verdasco in the second round of the 2012 Shanghai Masters.
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Juan Monaco lost in the first round of the Australian Open to Andrey Kuznetsov, suffering with a back injury.
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Juan Monaco made five first-round exits in the main draw of ATP events.
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Juan Monaco was the defending champion at the US Men's Clay Court Championships, but in a rematch of the previous year's final, he lost to John Isner.
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Juan Monaco then followed it up with a third-round showing at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.
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However, Juan Monaco bounced back, beating Jarkko Nieminen to win the inaugural Power Horse Cup, which was his first title of the year.
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Juan Monaco had thus failed to win a single Grand Slam match since first entering the top 10 in the world rankings.
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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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Juan Monaco then made three consecutive quarterfinal appearances: at the Swedish Open, losing to Grigor Dimitrov, International German Open, losing to Nicolas Almagro, and at the Credit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, losing to Mikhail Youzhny.
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Juan Monaco reached his second final of the year at the Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbuhel, but lost to Marcel Granollers.
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Juan Monaco withdrew from events for the rest of the year due to a wrist injury.
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In 2014, Juan Monaco failed to win consecutively until May in Dusseldorf, where he was the defending champion.
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Juan Monaco reach the quarterfinals after beating Benjamin Becker and Marcel Granollers.
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Juan Monaco reached the semifinals in Kitzbuhel, where he was beaten by Dominic Thiem.
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Juan Monaco made a first-round exit at the US Open, falling to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
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Juan Monaco made it to the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open, beating Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinals, but unable to overcome Andy Murray.
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Juan Monaco ended the year at the Kremlin Cup, again losing to Youzhny in the second round.
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Juan Monaco had continued success on the South American clay courts at the Argentina Open, making it to the final against Rafael Nadal, but unable to overcome him.
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Juan Monaco made it to the third round at Indian Wells and the quarterfinals in Miami, falling to Thanasi Kokkinakis and Tomas Berdych, respectively.
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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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Juan Monaco did not make past the second round for the rest of the year, and finished the year with a first round loss to Robin Haase.
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Juan Monaco started 2016 with a second-round loss to Rafael Nadal in Buenos Aires and a first-round loss to Daniel Gimeno Traver in Rio de Janeiro.
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Juan Monaco began his season at Indian Wells, losing in the first round to Adrian Mannarino.
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Juan Monaco was no more successful at the Miami Open, losing in the first round, this time to Federico Delbonis.
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