Monaco posts solid second-round win

Sept. 24, 2009 at 10:46 AM   |   Comments

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BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Juan Monaco used a consistent service game in picking up a second-round win Thursday at the Romania Open tennis tournament.

Monaco dropped just eight points on serve in a 6-4, 6-2 win over Pere Riba in the clay-court tournament. He didn't face a break-point situation in the match.

Eighth-seeded Pablo Cuevas earned a quarterfinal berth against Monaco with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Peter Luczak. Unlike Monaco, Cuevas was often on defense, saving seven of eight break-point chances forced by Luczak.

Simon Greul advanced out of the second round at the expense of No. 6-seeded Daniel Koellerer, whom Greul beat 6-1, 6-4. Also, Maximo Gonzalez defeated Oscar Hernandez 7-5, 3-, 6-1. Gonzalez and Greul will play each other in the quarterfinals Friday.

Monaco draws Cuevas for his quarterfinal opponent while No. 5-seeded Albert Montanes meets Fabio Fognini and Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo plays Santiago Ventura in the other matches Friday.

The tournament finals are scheduled for Sunday when the champion will collect $105,000.

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