Elsewhere in China, Juan Monaco (VCORE Si 98) made it to the semifinals in the Shenzhen Open. Facing No. 3 seed Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinal, Pico boasted a fine performance, saving two set points in the first set, and breaking serve in the final game to win the match. He broke his opponent’s serve a total of four times throughout the match. The final score came to 7-6(7), 6-4. Juan also reached a new milestone at this tournament, grabbing his 300th match win in the second round. He is the seventh Argentine player in the Open Era to win 300 singles matches. “It's a gift and it gives me a boost of power for my next matches. I'm really happy,” said Pico in a comment on the official ATP website.
Juan made it to the Shenzhen Open semifinals and grabbed his 300th win with the newest addition to the VCORE line—the VCORE Si. The VCORE Si gives the ball 7% more spin thanks to its Bt HYBRID stringing system, granting the main and cross strings more movement. Check it out here.
“This is a very special racquet. It offers something very uncommon, like how it gives the ball more power, speed, and spin,” said Pico, praising his new racquet.
Women’s Doubles [Final]
Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR PRO 125, SHT-PRO)(SUI)/ Flavia Pennetta (ITA) def. Cara Black (ZIM)/Caroline Garcia (FRA) 6-4, 5-7, 12-10
Men’s Singles [Quarterfinal]
Juan Monaco (VCORE Si 98)(ARG) def.  Richard Gasquet (FRA) 7-6(7), 6-4
Men’s Singles [Semifinal]
 Andy Murray (GRB) def. Juan Monaco (VCORE Si 98)(ARG) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0