The match opened with Pico strongly overcoming a challenge from his opponent. Despite being down 0-3 at the start of the match, Juan powered back to advance in straight sets, 7-6 (3), 6-3. In a huge contrast to his serious expression on the court, Juan welcomed his fans after the match with a big smile, posing for photos and signing autographs.
Rakuten Japan Open 2016 Tournament Results
Men’s Singles (Round 2)
 Nick Kyrgios (EZONE DR 98, POLYTOUR PRO 120)(AUS) def. Radek Stepanek (CZE) Walkover
Juan Monaco (VCORE SV 98, POLYTOUR PRO 130)(ARG) def. James Duckworth (AUS) 7-6(3), 6-3