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Monaco Doubles Finalist at VTR Open

Date
12 February 2013

Paired with Spanish clay court expert Rafael Nadal, YONEX player Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98) competed at the VTR Open in Vina del Mar, Chile. Playing with good form, they defeated second seeded players Frantisek Cermak / Lukas Dlouhy by 6-3 6-2 even though it was their first time in 2013 being paired up in doubles. After two wins, they got to the final, and faced Italian pair Paolo Lorenzi / Potito Starace. Juan and his partner exhibited excellent performance throughout the tournament, even though they lost in the final by 6-2 6-4. 

Jaun provided us with his impressions on his VCORE Xi 98, and he is pleased with its exceptional performance: “This VCORE Xi 98 racquet feels great and allows me to generate more power and more spin from serves. It is the perfect racquet for my game.”

Another YONEX player, Nick Kyrgios (EZONE Xi 98), took a big step in his career at the Charles Sturt Adelaide International, held from February 4th to 10th. Despite it being Nick’s first time in the ATP Challenger tournament, he reached the semifinals after defeating No. 6 seed Brydan Klein in the first round by 6-4 6-7(5) 6-1 and Greg Jones—who overcame No. 3 seed Peter Polansky—in the quarterfinals by 6-4 7-5. Last month Nick won his first junior singles Grand Slam title at home and the 17-year-old Australian is now proving that he has what it takes to compete at senior events.

*Players’ images are from Australian Open 2013.