Monaco def. Ventura 6-2 6-4 to reach final in Vina del Mar

02-02-2008, 08:32 PM
Pico was serving for the match *5-3, but got broken. Then Santi saved 1 mp on his own serve, but lost it on 2nd MP. Anyway good tournament for Ventura, and welcome in top70, Santi :yeah:

good luck in Final, Pico :rocker2:

02-02-2008, 08:32 PM
Take the title now Pico! :rocker:

Good tournament for Ace Ventura.

02-02-2008, 08:32 PM


02-02-2008, 08:37 PM
Vamos Monaco
now,take the title Juan

02-02-2008, 08:53 PM
Pico played a solid match, not spectacular but enough to win in two.
Ventura was too tentative, couldn't handle the match well.
The problem of Santiago in this match was his lack of solution in the rally, for desperate too soon, or hit in the wrong place allowing Monaco to stay in the point, stuff like that. It was a pity because he was returning very very good.
too many UEs of him..

Monaco 12/9 W/UEs ratio and Ventura 18/24

02-02-2008, 08:58 PM
Monaco :bounce:

02-02-2008, 09:12 PM

02-02-2008, 09:23 PM
As expected for Monaco. Thought he could make it to the final easily.

Horatio Caine
02-02-2008, 09:40 PM
Positive week for Ace Ventura. :D

02-02-2008, 09:42 PM
Pico :)

This Ventura is crazy :eek: he did some really unresponsible shots :lol:

02-02-2008, 09:56 PM
Well done this week Pico!

02-02-2008, 10:33 PM
good week for Juan, now take the title. :D

02-02-2008, 11:16 PM
looks like monaco won't be playing in the final tomorrow.
he got fucked up in doubles.
major injury.
don't understand why these guys play doubles. doubles should be for pieces of shit players who can't play singles.

02-02-2008, 11:17 PM
Monaco tops Ventura to reach Movistar Open final, but suffers injury
February 2, 2008

VINA DEL MAR, Chile (AP) -- Third-seeded Juan Monaco beat Santiago Ventura 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the Movistar Open, but then suffered an injury that forced him to retire from the doubles championship and left the singles final in doubt.

Umpire Carlos Bernardes said Monaco "sustained a serious left ankle injury that forced him to retire and it's now in doubt for the final match on Sunday."

Monaco hit his left foot against a referee's chair while trying to reach a ball and had to be carried off the court.

"It looks pretty serious, I think it's unlikely (he will play Sunday)," coach Francisco Martelli said.

Monaco, a member of the Argentine team selected to play Britain in the first round of the Davis Cup next week, was to play either top-seeded Fernando Gonzalez or Pablo Cuevas.

02-02-2008, 11:19 PM
and the score was 1-6, 0-3 when monaco got injured.
real smart juan

02-02-2008, 11:20 PM
:sad: I saw that on the results sheet a while ago and was hoping Monaco was okay. I hope he will be fine to play Davis Cup. Even though the tie is somewhat of a foregone conclusion, I'm sure that Monaco will be wanting to make his DC debut.

02-02-2008, 11:23 PM
Ouch. :sad: :confused:

*Viva Chile*
02-02-2008, 11:23 PM
About Monaco's injury: (in spanish)


Basically they are saying that the final will be played tonight between Feña and Cuevas :awww:

02-02-2008, 11:24 PM
gonzo better fucking win tonight

02-02-2008, 11:35 PM
damn, he said that he wanted to play the final for the crowd :awww:

Clara Bow
02-02-2008, 11:59 PM
Awful luck. :( I hope if he does have to pull out of the final tomorrow it is just a sprain (it looks swollen) that while it will be painful for a week or so- will likely not have long term effects.

02-03-2008, 12:05 AM
Will he even be playing the final? Didn't he have to be carried off the court in doubles because injury?

02-03-2008, 12:20 AM
Pico :sad: :hug:

It's always sad to see a walkover in the final :(

02-03-2008, 12:21 AM
Pico is out for the final :sad: