Rakuten Japan Open 2016: Pico into Quarterfinal in Straight Sets

Armed with the new VCORE SVJuan Monaco (VCORE SV 98, POLYTOUR PRO 130) has soared through to the Rakuten Japan Open quarterfinals earning a solid win over James Duckworth.

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)

[6] 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