Juan Monaco has made his way into the Top Ten as of Monday, thanks to capturing the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg over German veteran Tommy Haas 7-5, 6-4 on Sunday.
“It’s amazing, it’s a dream come true,” Monaco said of breaking into the top ten. “I will always remember this great week because it’s very important for me and my team. It was a big goal we had pre-season when we were practicing very hard.”
The Argentine, who was into his second final in two weeks, won his third clay-court title of the year for his sixth overall tournament win, with all six titles coming on clay.
The 34-year-old Hamburg native coming back from hip and shoulder surgery was trying to win a second title in his home country. Haas beat Roger Federer to win Halle last month. Haas is projected to move up to around No. 35 in the world.
“He played a tremendous match,” Haas said. All credit to him. He performed really well, especially when it came down to the big points. I tried to play my best; I thou...