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Monaco Steadily Advances to 3rd Round

27 June 2013

There were many surprising wins in this year’s Wimbledon, but Number 22 seed Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98) steadily advanced to the men’s singles third round. He faced Rajeev Ram of United States on the third day, and defeated the opponent with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 score line.

After losing the first set, Juan overwhelmed the American player to tie the score. He kept his service games solidly winning 84% of his serve points, and secured the second set with two breaks. Juan got a boost from this set, and finally earned 53 winners and 7 service aces after capturing another two sets in a row.

Aiming for breaking his record as the third round in Wimbledon, Juan meets Kenny De Schepper of France at the next fight.

Meanwhile the doubles events also started yesterday, and Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125) entered the ladies’ doubles with Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia as the fourteenth seeded pair. They won the opener against Argentina’s duo Maria Irigoyen and Paula Ormaechea in straight sets [6-1, 6-4].

“I hope I can stay healthy and play 100% best of my tennis well during Wimbledon. Last year I was in the quarterfinal of Wimbledon and won a medal of Olympics, so grass court suits me well. With the British weather, there are typically a lot of rain delays here, but I have been playing on the tour so long under many different situations, so I’m ready for competing in any conditions”, Maria talked.


Tournament Results [Day 3]

Gentlemen’s Singles [2nd Round]

[22]Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98)(ARG) def. Rajeev Ram (USA) 5-7 6-2 6-4 6-2

Dustin Brown (GER) def. Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97)(AUS) 6-4 6-4 6-7(3) 6-2

Ladies’ Singles [2nd Round]

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) def. [12]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98)(SRB) 6-3 6-3

Ladies’ Doubles [1st Round]

[2]Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125)(CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE) def. Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) / Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 7-5 6-2

[14]Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125)(RUS) / Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) def. Maria Irigoyen (ARG) / Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 6-1 6-4