Second seeded Argentinian Juan Monaco dismissed Taiwanese Jimmy Wang in straight sets and booked a place in quarterfinals at the Malaysian Open 2012. In spite of losing just 3 points on his first serve, Monaco had some troubles to dominate his opponent ranked 151th and set a difference of two breaks against one to close out the opening set with 6-4.
The second set was similar in intensity and emotions as Wang complicated the Argentinian’s life with his speedy movement around the court. Although the Taiwanese managed to break Monaco twice, he was too inconsistent on his own serve, surrendering it three times and allowing Monaco to advance into the quarterfinals with a 6-4 7-5 win in 1 hour and 48 minutes. Monaco’s next opponent will be Canadian Vasek Pospisil.
Elsewhere, Russian Nikolay Davydenko defeated Uzbek Denis Istomin after a 1 hour and 41 minutes battle, sealing a victory with a 7-5 6-4 win. Veteran former top ten struggled with his serve double-faulting 6 times but he seized 4 breaks to put out fires and move into the last 8. Davydenko will face Japanese Kei Nishikori next, who eliminated Albert Ramos of Spain 6-7 (5) 6-2 6-1.