ATP Players

Juan Monaco

AR Argentina
Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 1984
Birthplace: 
Tandil, Argentina
Residence: 
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 
1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight: 
76 kg (167 lb)
Plays: 
Right; Two-handed backhand
Turned pro: 
2002

Juan Monaco (born March 29, 1984 in Tandil), nicknamed "Pico", is a male tennis player from Argentina. His current and career-high ATP Entry ranking is #19, achieved on September 17, 2007. Monaco started playing tennis professionally in 2002 and his speciality is on clay courts where he has won 3 ATP Championships to date, all in 2007. He has been dating Argentinian model and actress Luisana Lopilato since December 2006.

Career

2006

Monaco managed to finish in the top 75 for second time, highlighted by a career-high 18 match wins. In July he advanced to QF in the Austrian Open in May. He reached the third round of French Open at Roland Garros.

2007

On February 25, 2007, he won his first ATP title the Buenos Aires' Telmex Cup by defeating Italy’s Alessio di Mauro (6-1, 6-2).

He then went on to Portschach, Austria, in May and won his second title, beating Gael Monfils 7-6 6-0 in the final. He made his best finish at a Grand Slam by reaching the fourth round of the French Open, losing to Guillermo Canas.

He next defeated Potito Starace in Kitzbuhel on July 29 (5-7 6-3 6-4) to win the Austrian Open, his third ATP title in one year. He made his top 25 debut, at #24, afterwards.

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