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Juan Mónaco OUT of Viña's final - suffers a sprained left ankle

Alonsofz
02-03-2008, 01:08 AM
Sad for Mónaco, I think he will be out a few months... the winner of González vs. Cuevas will be the champion.

http://www.sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=tennis-m/news/BCN4127681.htm

Jorbaty
02-03-2008, 01:08 AM
He got injured (left leg) during his doubles match. Apparently, he suffered a small accident and it's a severe pull, even more than that.

Sadly, he won't play the final and, I think, the Davis Cup tie.

Albop
02-03-2008, 01:09 AM
unlucky pico :sad:

*Viva Chile*
02-03-2008, 01:11 AM
Terrible news for Pico :sad:

Hope he recovers soon :hug: so no DC tie and no Bs. As. title defense for Monaco :sobbing:

Clara Bow
02-03-2008, 01:11 AM
Crap...and he has titles to defend. :sad: I was hoping that he would have a good clay season.

~*BGT*~
02-03-2008, 01:13 AM
Ouch!!! How did he do that??

alelysafina
02-03-2008, 01:13 AM
OMG! poor Juan :sad: :sad:

Clara Bow
02-03-2008, 01:14 AM
Ouch!!! How did he do that??

Ran into a chair during the doubles final- which was scheduled after his singles match.

DeccyB123
02-03-2008, 01:15 AM
Kinda sucks for Ventura that Monaco managed to play out the match. Would also suck for the tournament organisers.

krystlel
02-03-2008, 01:15 AM
:sad: Looks like he'll be missing out on most of the SA claycourt season.

*Viva Chile*
02-03-2008, 01:15 AM
Ouch!!! How did he do that??

playing doubles, see details on the Monaco def. Ventura thread ;)

Albop
02-03-2008, 01:15 AM
Kinda sucks for Ventura that Monaco managed to play out the match. Would also suck for the tournament organisers. Is the Gonzalez-Cuevas match still to go ahead tonight?

he got injured in the doubles final

he was fine in the semis ;)

jayjay
02-03-2008, 01:27 AM
Dreadful news for him at the worst time. Hopefully his recovery will be speedy.

mangoes
02-03-2008, 01:37 AM
This is terrible news. Hopefully, he will recover quickly and make a comeback.

Kitty de Sade
02-03-2008, 01:38 AM
Oh dear- how awful for Pico. Get well soon. :sad:

RogiRafaFan86
02-03-2008, 01:42 AM
Poor Pico.:sad:

Ligaments are tricky in terms of healing...

jitterbug
02-03-2008, 02:00 AM
That's a horrible thing to happen :eek: I hope he'd fully recover soon.

Kalliopeia
02-03-2008, 02:01 AM
Oh this really really sucks. Poor guy. :sad:

Henry Chinaski
02-03-2008, 02:06 AM
I thought this type of ankle injury was impossible to properly diagnose until the initial swelling had subsided. Something that takes days rather than hours.
Hopefully this is a worst case scenario and it's not quite so bad. Then again, I'm no doctor.....

ReturnWinner
02-03-2008, 02:08 AM
too bad what a shame and bad luck, i do not remember any like this ever. and he was losing so easily in doubles when the injury happened :rolleyes: i guess "the fight for every ball whatever happens" attitude had something to do with this :o

Dimonator133
02-03-2008, 02:31 AM
Juan:sad:

Vina del Mar:sad:

dylan24
02-03-2008, 02:34 AM
thats what you get for playing doubles monaco.
doubles are for shit players who can't win at singles (i.e bryan brothers)(

top 100 players on atp tour should be banned from doubles.
doubles are for ass clowns w/ no game

justClaudia
02-03-2008, 02:34 AM
:sobbing: this sucks, poor Juan.

LaTenista
02-03-2008, 02:42 AM
:hug: Pobre Pico.

I had the same injury when I was 16, spent 4 weeks in an aircast. :(

Scotso
02-03-2008, 02:49 AM
Pico :sad:

Dimonator133
02-03-2008, 02:51 AM
:hug: Pobre Pico.

I had the same injury when I was 16, spent 4 weeks in an aircast. :(

same one? did you diagnose Juan?



whatever it is it stinks

Merton
02-03-2008, 02:55 AM
Rotten luck, it would be ideal for him to build his form during the SA clay swing. :banghead:

LaTenista
02-03-2008, 02:59 AM
same one? did you diagnose Juan?

whatever it is it stinks

I tore the ligaments in my right ankle when I was pushed down the stairs at school. And the diagnosis doesn't take days, only a couple of hours to do x-rays and examine the injury.

tangerine_dream
02-03-2008, 03:01 AM
What rotten luck for him. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

GustavoM_Fan
02-03-2008, 03:14 AM
Monaco become strangled with a judgeman chair, then have a great fall :sad:
it is a shame

ReturnWinner
02-03-2008, 03:30 AM
at least he will spend more time with his gf :) :devil:

Marek.
02-03-2008, 03:36 AM
That's terrible. :sad: Hopefully he has a speedy recovery.

~*BGT*~
02-03-2008, 04:02 AM
thats what you get for playing doubles monaco.
doubles are for shit players who can't win at singles (i.e bryan brothers)(

top 100 players on atp tour should be banned from doubles.
doubles are for ass clowns w/ no game

The same thing could have happened in singles, you know? :o

GustavoM_Fan
02-03-2008, 04:05 AM
no, the man hitted with a lineman`s chair... that was just bad luck

I dont think it would going to happen tomorrow

gulzhan
02-03-2008, 04:23 AM
Oh, Monaco :crying2: He was solid at semi and I thought he was getting good form for the final... not to mention the clay season..

Get well quickly, Pico

tiptopdaisy
02-03-2008, 04:31 AM
Pico :hug:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-03-2008, 04:35 AM
Get well soon Juan! :awww:

~EMiLiTA~
02-03-2008, 05:44 AM
Omg poor guy, that really is bad luck. Hope he gets well soon

Enjoy Incubus
02-03-2008, 05:59 AM
Pico :sad: Get well soon :hug:

Ferrero Forever
02-03-2008, 06:06 AM
Poor Pico. Hopefully it isn't too serious. Bad start to the year for him:(

TMJordan
02-03-2008, 06:26 AM
FUCK!

Top players should not play doubles.

dylan24
02-03-2008, 06:34 AM
FUCK!

Top players should not play doubles.

i've been saying this for years.
its a joke that good players play singles.
leave doubles for the fucking losers who suck.

NyGeL
02-03-2008, 06:44 AM
damn! I can't belive this!!! He was at his top an about to win another title!

Hope he can recover soon without being psichologically affected.

I bet he will never play doubles again.

Adler
02-03-2008, 07:36 AM
F@ck. It seems Pico was playing decent tennis this week and he could add 1-2 new clay titles to his name. Now he's injured, he'll lose Buenos Aires points... not good

VolandriFan
02-03-2008, 07:40 AM
NO! :sobbing: Pico, and just when he was about to take the title. That is horrible news. :sad:

anon57
02-03-2008, 08:31 AM
That's really bad luck for Monaco, hope he recovers soon.

CooCooCachoo
02-03-2008, 09:15 AM
Horrible for him :sad: :hug:

Horatio Caine
02-03-2008, 09:44 AM
That's horrible...I wish him a speedy recovery. :sad:

Peta Pan
02-03-2008, 09:52 AM
Oh damn :( Bad luck for Pico. I wish him a very quick recovery :sad:

LeChuck
02-03-2008, 09:55 AM
That's very unfortunate for Pico, and the timing sucks as well.

Bilbo
02-03-2008, 10:00 AM
i guess there will be a discussion now if lines people should have chairs or not. these chairs can be dangerous on a tennis court.

lucky title for gonzo

VolandriFan
02-03-2008, 10:04 AM
He could miss RG now. :sad:

martine2
02-03-2008, 10:12 AM
OMG :sad: this is terrible...
And ankle ligament injuries don't heal easily :sad:

Poor Pico :hug:

jonny84
02-03-2008, 10:26 AM
Sad circumstances, but well done to Fernando for winning the title.

Bilbo
02-03-2008, 10:28 AM
but well done to Fernando for winning the title.

you nearly had another bad prediction with gonzalez. you must have been surprised with the result.

Björki
02-03-2008, 10:40 AM
poor Pico :awww:

dijus
02-03-2008, 10:42 AM
Pico :sad:

Mateya
02-03-2008, 10:47 AM
Juan :sad: this is so bad...

How did he manage to hit that chair which is far away? Those chairs must be removed at least when doubles are playing :mad: :mad:

Action Jackson
02-03-2008, 11:22 AM
Bad luck for Pico and hope he doesn't rush coming back too soon. He wants to be back for Buenos Aires, it said was a sprain and not torn ligaments.

VolandriFan
02-03-2008, 11:24 AM
Bad luck for Pico and hope he doesn't rush coming back too soon. He wants to be back for Buenos Aires, it said was a sprain and not torn ligaments.

You have no idea how good it is to hear that.

martine2
02-03-2008, 11:25 AM
Bad luck for Pico and hope he doesn't rush coming back too soon. He wants to be back for Buenos Aires, it said was a sprain and not torn ligaments.

Let's hope so. At least a sprain isn't as bad as a torn ligament. It would be such a shame if he'd be out for a long time :sad:

Caio_Brasil
02-03-2008, 11:29 AM
Of course I found it really sad because he is one of my fav players :sad:

but I totally don't agree with some people here who said that top players should never play doubles, doubles is for clowns etc.

I can't say for sure, but I believe that some players really like to play doubles sometimes with their friends. Or simply because they enjoy playing doubles :shrug: it could have happened playing singles or even outside the court (e.g Cañizarez before 2002 World Cup).

Action Jackson
02-03-2008, 11:35 AM
http://www.sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=tennis-m/news/BCN4127681.htm



Monaco wins Movistar semi, but ankle injury gives Gonzalez title

Vina del Mar, Chile (Sports Network) - Top-seeded Chilean Fernando Gonzalez survived an upset bid by unseeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay on Saturday to advance to the final of the $462,000 Movistar Open, and then won the title by default, as third-seeded Argentine Juan Monaco suffered a sprained left ankle after his semifinal win, awarding a walkover to Gonzalez.

Gonzalez edged Cuevas 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-2. Monaco cruised to a 6-2, 6-4 win over Spaniard Santiago Ventura, but his injury prevented him from taking on the tournament's top seed on Sunday.

The walkover gave Gonzalez the win in the ATP's first clay-court event of 2008, his third in this event and his ninth career title. The Chilean also won in 2002 and 2004, and was the runner-up in 2005.

Before learning he had won the title due to Monaco's injury, Gonzalez survived two match points by a pesky Cuevas, who had advanced to the semis by upsetting seventh-seeded Argentine Jose Acasuso, 6-3, 6-3. Cuevas won the first set on a tie-breaker, and, on the verge of upending the top seed, could not put Gonzalez away on two match points in the second set. Gonzalez went on to win the tiebreaker, 8-6, and took the third set handily.

Gonzalez overcame an 18-minute power outage at 5-6 in the second set and saved two match points at 15-40 in the 12th game before coming back to win the tie- break and the final set. Gonzalez also trailed 3-5 in the tie-break. In the third set, Gonzalez broke in the second game and saved a break point in the seventh game to go up 5-2 before breaking Cuevas in the last game.

Cuevas, 22, was playing in only his second career ATP event, as he lost in the first round of the 2007 U.S. Open. He also took down fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain on his way to the semis.

Monaco's straight-set win set up a rematch with Gonzalez, who owns straight- set wins over the Argentine in their only two meetings. The third seed suffered a sprained left ankle in the doubles final, however, forcing him to retire from that match, and canceling Sunday's final.

"I'm happy to have won this tournament once again but a little sad for Juan, who wasn't able to play the final," Gonzalez said. "He is a great player and even better person. It's tough for him not be able to play tomorrow's final and probably miss Davis Cup next week. We are good friends and I hope he recovers fast from this injury."

It is the first time a singles final walkover has occurred on the ATP Tour since 2003 in Basel, when David Nalbandian withdrew due to a left wrist injury against Guillermo Coria.

"It's very unfortunate that this happened to me in such a good moment of my career," Monaco said. "I'm sad that I won't be able to play the final here in Vina del Mar and the Davis Cup tie against Great Britain next week. I'm hoping to make a come back at Buenos Aires."

VolandriFan
02-03-2008, 11:40 AM
Thank goodness for that. But how on earth did the OP confuse sprained ankle with "broken ligaments"? Please people, don't post anything and pass it off as official unless you have a source or are positive.

Chris Seahorse
02-03-2008, 02:13 PM
Of course I found it really sad because he is one of my fav players :sad:

but I totally don't agree with some people here who said that top players should never play doubles, doubles is for clowns etc.

I can't say for sure, but I believe that some players really like to play doubles sometimes with their friends. Or simply because they enjoy playing doubles :shrug: it could have happened playing singles or even outside the court (e.g Cañizarez before 2002 World Cup).

Of course the top players should play doubles when they want. For one thing it helps them work on their serves, their returns and their volleys. It is also nice playing matches without so much pressure. A lot of players regard is as preferable and more useful than ordinary practice.

Likewise the suggestion that doubles players are clowns is again ridiculous. Many of the top singles players are not able to play at all well in doubles just as many doubles players can't play well in singles. A few are versatile and fit enough to do both. Both singles and doubles simply require different skills and talents.

Disregard the poster who originally suggested singles players shouldn't play doubles. He is a fool.

Good post by the way, VaiBrasil, and hope Monaco heals quickly.

Burrow
02-03-2008, 02:26 PM
I've torn ligaments in my right shoulder and it is now 7 months and counting. Hope his doesn't last nearly as long.

star
02-03-2008, 02:40 PM
oh no! I saw this thread title and gasped. I hope it isn't as bad as it seems. A totally torn ligament takes a long time to heal -- a devastating injury.

*bunny*
02-03-2008, 02:54 PM
Thank goodness for that. But how on earth did the OP confuse sprained ankle with "broken ligaments"? Please people, don't post anything and pass it off as official unless you have a source or are positive.
Agree!
The article GWH cited should be correct. According to ATP, Pico's injury is a second degree left ankle sprain.

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2008news/vina_saturday.asp

Must be very painful for him :sad: but should be better than torn ligament.
Hope he will get well soon...!

Metis
02-03-2008, 02:57 PM
So unfortunate to get injured that way and right before a final. I hope it's just a sprain after all.

*Viva Chile*
02-03-2008, 03:10 PM
Thank goodness for that. But how on earth did the OP confuse sprained ankle with "broken ligaments"? Please people, don't post anything and pass it off as official unless you have a source or are positive.

It's not his fault that the first news that came out indicated "broken ligaments" :shrug:

Alonsofz
02-03-2008, 05:13 PM
Thank goodness for that. But how on earth did the OP confuse sprained ankle with "broken ligaments"? Please people, don't post anything and pass it off as official unless you have a source or are positive.
The source that I posted said he broke his ligaments.

cc2monac
02-03-2008, 05:15 PM
poor juan! I hope he'll soon be fine again...

Voo de Mar
02-03-2008, 05:18 PM
Gonzalez's first title after saving MP.

nolop
02-03-2008, 05:53 PM
So unfair, Fernando really did not deserved to win this title. :o :(
Of course, I'm happy he won, but he was not the best player at this tournament.
Poor juan. :hug:

platinum
02-03-2008, 06:35 PM
This sucks! Poor Pico....

Gamas
02-03-2008, 07:15 PM
Povero Juan:sad::sad::sad::sad:

http://www.tennis7.net/ultimas2.htm

VIÑA DEL MAR, Chile(03-2-08) MONACO, GRAVE LESIÓN. El argentino Juan Mónaco sufrió un esguince grado dos en el tobillo izquierdo, con rotura de ligamentos, tras del choque contra la silla del juez cuando jugaba la final de dobles del ATP de Viña del Mar. Debido a esto, el tandilense queda afuera de la serie de Copa Davis que su país disputará la próxima semana ante Gran Bretaña en Buenos Aires.

Francisco Mastelli, su entrenador, dijo a una radio local, "Es un esguince grado dos, con rotura de ligamento. La Copa Davis queda descartada, es una lastima pero es así. A partir de ahora sólo pensar en las cosas que uno tiene que hacer para que esto pase y pueda seguir adelante".

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportiva/nota.asp?nota_id=984012

Juan Mónaco había ganado un puesto para la final derrotando a Santiago Ventura en semifinales por 6-2 6-4. Sin embargo, más tarde en el partido que disputaba junto a “Machi” González contra José Acasuso y Sebastián Prieto, Mónaco tropezó con una silla de un juez y se produjo un esguince de grado 2 acompañado de rotura de ligamento.

VIÑA DEL MAR.– Fue una jornada de contrastes para Juan Mónaco en el torneo de Viña del Mar ( 462.000 dólares en premios y puntos para el circuito, sobre polvo de ladrillo). Primero, Pico no dejó dudas y se metió en la final del certamen al vencer al español Santiago Ventura (88° del ranking de la ATP) por 6-2 y 6-4, en una hora y 15 minutos. Sin embargo, luego, en la final de dobles, sufrió un esguince de tobillo y su presencia en la definición de mañana quedó descartada y se especula con que también se perderá la serie de Copa Davis ante Gran Bretaña del fin de semana próximo.

Luego de vencer a Ventura, Mónaco jugó en pareja con Máximo González la final de dobles ante José Acasuso y Sebastián Prieto, en una definición con cuatro argentinos. Pico y su compañero habían perdido el primer set por 6-1 y caían en el segundo por 3-0, cuando Mónaco se torció un tobillo y debieron sacarlo de la cancha en brazos, según consigna la agencia AP.

De acuerdo con un despacho de la agencia ANSA, Mónaco sufrió un esguince de grado 2, según confirmó su entrenador, Francisco Mastelli, luego de que le realizaran estudios en el Hospital Clínica del Mar, de esta ciudad. Mastelli dijo que Pico descansará 48 horas para que se desinflame la zona afectada para, luego, ser enyesado.

http://www.cooperativa.cl/p4_noticias/antialone.html?page=http://www.cooperativa.cl/p4_noticias/site/artic/20080202/pags/20080202215837.html

Clara Bow
02-03-2008, 07:28 PM
Povero Juan:sad::sad::sad::sad:

http://www.tennis7.net/ultimas2.htm

VIÑA DEL MAR, Chile(03-2-08) MONACO, GRAVE LESIÓN. El argentino Juan Mónaco sufrió un esguince grado dos en el tobillo izquierdo, con rotura de ligamentos, tras del choque contra la silla del juez cuando jugaba la final de dobles del ATP de Viña del Mar. Debido a esto, el tandilense queda afuera de la serie de Copa Davis que su país disputará la próxima semana ante Gran Bretaña en Buenos Aires.


http://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportiva/nota.asp?nota_id=984012

Juan Mónaco había ganado un puesto para la final derrotando a Santiago Ventura en semifinales por 6-2 6-4. Sin embargo, más tarde en el partido que disputaba junto a “Machi” González contra José Acasuso y Sebastián Prieto, Mónaco tropezó con una silla de un juez y se produjo un esguince de grado 2 acompañado de rotura de ligamento.

*****

De acuerdo con un despacho de la agencia ANSA, Mónaco sufrió un esguince de grado 2, según confirmó su entrenador, Francisco Mastelli, luego de que le realizaran estudios en el Hospital Clínica del Mar, de esta ciudad. Mastelli dijo que Pico descansará 48 horas para que se desinflame la zona afectada para, luego, ser enyesado.

http://www.cooperativa.cl/p4_noticias/antialone.html?page=http://www.cooperativa.cl/p4_noticias/site/artic/20080202/pags/20080202215837.html

My Spanish is rather sketchy- but it is my understanding that they are saying that he does have a break in his ligament. Is that correct or I am reading it wrong. So would that actually be more of a 3rd degree sprain? Or do they mean that he has a partial tear- not a complete tear.

And I guess they are going to have to plaster his ankle after the swelling goes down. I do not think he will be able to defend his BA title. I just hope he can make the clay masters and RG. He was having a very good year, semis at Auckland, doubles title, got the furthest he ever has at the AO and the finals here. This sucks. :(:sad:

Sunset of Age
02-03-2008, 09:52 PM
Shucks, indeed. Get well soon, Juan! :hug:

DhammaTiger
02-03-2008, 10:25 PM
Get well soon Pico

VolandriFan
02-04-2008, 06:23 AM
The source that I posted said he broke his ligaments.

That's ok, I should have paid more attention to your post. Sorry!

GoFedex
02-04-2008, 11:25 AM
Bad luck :sad:

I thought it would be a threat this season.He can still be.Get well soon!

Fergie
02-04-2008, 11:30 AM
Get well soon Pico :hug: :sobbing: