Ferrer, Almagro to meet in Valencia final

VALENCIA, Spain, April 19 (UPI) -- Spaniards David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro posted semifinal victories Saturday at the $585,000 Valencia Open and will meet in an all-Spanish final.

No. 2 and No. 3 seeds lose in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Argentine Juan Monaco and third-seeded Spaniard Carlos Moya were both eliminated Tuesday in the first round of the Copa Telmex tennis tournament.

Ex-champ Ljubicic opens with win in Lyon

LYON, France, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Former champion Ivan Ljubicic was among Tuesday's first-round winners at the Lyon Tennis Grand Prix.

Federer reaches third round inMadrid

MADRID, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Roger Federer, playing for the first time since winning a fourth straight U.S. Open title, was a second-round winner Tuesday at the Madrid Masters.

Murray, Baghdatis, Ginepri win in Madrid

MADRID, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Britain's Andy Murray, Cyprus' Marcos Baghdatis and American Robby Ginepri were among Monday's first-round winners at the Madrid Masters tennis tournament.

Djokovic, Blake win openers at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic and sixth-seeded American James Blake were among the first-round winners Tuesday in the men's division at the U.S. Open.

Monaco vs. Starace in Kitzbuhel final

KITZHUBEL, Austria, July 28 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Argentine Juan Monaco and 10th-seeded Italian Potito Starace won their semifinal matches Saturday to reach the final of the Austrian Open.

Robredo wins, Youzhny out at Austrian Open

KITZBUHEL, Austria, July 27 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo won his second-round match, but second-second Russian Mikhail Youzhny fell Thursday at the Austrian Open.

Robredo advances at Estoril

ESTORIL, Portugal, May 3 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain Thursday was among the second-round winners at the men's Estoril Open Tennis Tournament in Portugal.

Federer into Japan Open quarterfinals

TOKYO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer dropped just three games in collecting a third-round victory Thursday at the $765,000 Japan Open.

Former world No. 1 Moya loses in India

MUMBAI, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Carlos Moya was among Tuesday's first-round losers at the $380,000 Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open in Mumbai, India. Argentine Juan Martin del Potro defeated Moya, 6-3, 6-2.

Simon, Ramirez Hidalgo win BCR openers

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- High-seeded Gilles Simon of France and Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo of Spain were first-round winners Monday at the BCR Open Romania tennis tournament.

Youzhny, Pavel in Generali third round

KITZBUHEL, Austria, July 25 (UPI) -- Russian Mikhail Youzhny and Romanian Andrei Pavel posted second-round wins Tuesday at the Generali Open in Austria.

Ferrer, Acasuso to meet in Mercedes finals

STUTTGART, Germany, July 22 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer and fifth-seeded Argentine Jose Acasuso reached the finals at the Mercedes Cup in Germany with semifinal wins on Saturday.

Semifinals set at Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany, July 21 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic Friday was a quarterfinal winner at the Mercedes Cup Tennis Tournament at Stuttgart, Germany.
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Juan Monaco
James Blake (USA), who is seeded fifth, returns theball to Juan Monaco of Argentina at the US Open held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2006 in New York. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)...

Juan Mónaco (born March 29, 1984 in Tandil), nicknamed "Pico", is a male tennis player from Argentina. He dated Argentinian model and actress Luisana Lopilato until May 2009. He is sponsored by adidas and Yonex.

Started playing at age six. His father, Héctor, is a businessman and mother, Cristina, is an architect. He has two siblings. He enjoys spending time at home in Tandil with family and friends. Favorite sports to follow are soccer and basketball. His favorite teams are Estudiantes de La Plata and the San Antonio Spurs. His favorite surface is clay. He grew up idolizing Andre Agassi and countryman Mariano Zabaleta. He also enjoys going to the cinema. His favorite movies are "Gladiator" and "Lord of the Rings" series. He is coached by former ATP pro Luis Lobo of Argentina. Juan Mónaco clothing and equipment are sponsored by adidas and Yonex.

In 2002 Monaco made his pro circuit debut. On February 12 he won his first Tournament in Jamaica F20, Montego Bay by defeating Francisco Rodriguez of Paraguay. He ended the year ranked no. 470 in the singles.

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