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Cristian Ignacio Garín Medone[a] (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkɾistjaŋ ɡaˈɾin];[b] born 30 May 1996) is a Chilean professional tennis player. He achieved his highest ATP singles ranking of 32 in June 2019. He was the winner of the 2013 Junior French Open, beating Alexander Zverev in the final. He is the youngest Chilean player to win a high-level ATP match, defeating Dušan Lajović at just 16 years and 8 months old, in the first round of the 2013 VTR Open .
Garín at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships
|Born||May 30, 1996|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||$1,119,730 |
|Career record||34–32 (51.5% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 32 (10 June 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 32 (26 August 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2019)|
|French Open||2R (2019)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2017, 2018, 2019)|
|US Open||2R (2019)|
|Career record||5–11 (31.3% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Career titles||0 ATP, 1 Challenger, 1 Futures|
|Highest ranking||No. 298 (31 July 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 318 (26 August 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||1R (2019)|
|US Open||1R (2019)|
|Last updated on: 1 September 2019.|
In October 2016 he won his first Challenger title in Lima, Peru. Two years later, he won three back-to-back Challenger titles in four weeks; in Campinas, Brazil, The following week, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and two weeks later he won his second title in Lima. In early 2019, he achieved his best results so far in the ATP Tour, reaching three finals in five tournaments, finishing as runner-up in the 2019 Brasil Open, winning his first ATP Tour title at the 2019 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, and his second title at the 2019 BMW Open.
- 1 Junior career
- 2 Professional career
- 3 ATP career finals
- 4 ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals
- 5 Junior Grand Slam finals
- 6 Performance timelines
- 7 Record against top 10 players
- 8 Wins over top 10 opponents
- 9 Notes
- 10 References
- 11 External links
In 2010, Garín won the U14 world championship with Bastián Malla and Sebastián Santibañez, defeating Italy in the final. The next year, at 14 years old, Garín won his first ITF Junior title at the Pascuas Bowl, a Grade 5 tournament. In 2012 when Garín was 16 years old, he broke top ten in the ITF Junior Rankings after winning the Eddie Herr (G1) in singles and doubles and the Orange Bowl Doubles partnering with Nicolás Jarry.
At the 2013 French Open, Garín reached his first Junior Grand Slam finals in both singles and doubles. He dropped only one set on his way to the singles final, meeting Alexander Zverev Jr. of Germany whom he defeated in straight sets to win his first Junior Grand Slam title. In the doubles event, partnered by fellow Chilean Nicolás Jarry, they faced Kyle Edmund of Great Britain, and Portuguese Frederico Ferreira Silva, to whom they lost in 2 sets.
He entered in the ATP ranking in February, after defeating Felipe Mantilla in the F1 Chile. In March, he made his ATP Challenger debut, in the 2012 Cachantún Cup. He lost in 3 sets to Fernando Romboli. On 16 September, he became the youngest Chilean player to debut Davis Cup, before losing to Simone Bolelli 4–6 3–6. Garín made his best performance of the year in the F11 Chile in October, reaching the semifinals after defeating Juan Carlos Sáez, No. 435 in the ATP ranking.
2013: First pro winEdit
In February, he received a wild card for the main draw of the 2013 VTR Open, ATP 250 tournament. In the first round, he defeated Dušan Lajović in two sets, gaining 20 points for the ranking. He lost in three sets to Jérémy Chardy in the second round, after winning the first set 6–4.
In his first year as a professional, he received a wild card for 2014 Royal Guard Open, ATP 250 tournament in his home country, Chile. He couldn't repeat previous year second round, losing in his first match against Chardy 7-5, 6-0. The next week, he won a qualifier spot at main draw of 2014 Copa Claro, another ATP 250 event. After these stints in ATP Tour, he spent most of the year between challengers and futures, winning four of the latter. He ended the year as World No. 252.
In January, he played for Chile in 2014 Davis Cup Americas Zone Group II, losing his singles match and doubles match. Chile lost against Barbados 3-2. Later, in march, he won two singles matches against the Paraguayan team.
Garín did not reach any main draws of professional tournaments this year, having as year best results semifinals of challenger tournaments. In January, he played for Chile in 2015 Davis Cup Americas Zone Group II, winning his singles match against Perú, series that Chile won 5–0. In July, he won two singles matches against Mexico, series that Chile also won 5–0. In september, Garín with Hans Podlipnik won the doubles match against Venezuela, series that Chile won 5–0 too, and achieved the promotion for Group I. Garín ended the year as World No. 321.
2016: First Challenger titleEdit
Garín only played the 2016 Geneva Open in the professional tour, after winning in the qualifying draw. The rest of the season he took part of challenger tournaments and futures, winning four of the latter and achieving his first Challenger title in Lima, at the end of the season. Garín ended the year as World No. 211.
In January, he played for Chile in 2016 Davis Cup Americas Zone Group I, and won a singles match against Dominican Republic when the series was already decided, Chile won the series 5–0. In September, he played in 2016 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs, and lost two singles matches against Canada. Chile lost the series 5–0.
2017: Grand slam debut and top 200Edit
Garín entered the top 200 in January, reaching World No. 187 the next month. Garín successfully made it through the qualifying draw of Wimbledon, at his first attempt. In the main draw, Garín lost in four sets against Jack Sock, 17th seed of the edition. Garín ended the year as World No. 311.
In January, he played for Chile in 2017 Davis Cup Americas Zone Group I, and won a singles match against Dominican Republic, Chile won the series 5–0. In April, he won a singles match and lost another one against Colombia, Chile lost the series 3–1.
2018: Three Challenger titles and top 100Edit
After not being able to defend the points of last year's good start, Garín fell to World No. 373 in mid-January. Cristian was able to revert his fall with good presentations in Challenger tournaments, reaching three semifinals (and one final) out of six presentations in three months. In May, he reached another final. In July, he was able to defend his participation in Wimbledon, making it through the qualifying draw again, and losing to Adrian Mannarino in four sets in the first round. In September, Garín reached his third final of the year. As the Latin American swing of challenger tournaments started in October, Garín won the challenger of Campinas. Next week, he lifted the title at the challenger of Santo Domingo. After a week of rest, Garín won another challenger, Lima, for the second time of his career. With this last tournament, Garín entered the top 100, at World No. 89. Garín ended his year with fifteen consecutive victories and three back-to-back titles at Challenger level.
In April, he played for Chile in 2018 Davis Cup Americas Zone Group I and lost two singles match against Argentina. Chile lost the series 3–2. However, 2018 was the seventh consecutive year for Garín representing his country at the Davis Cup, an impressive achievement considering he was only 21 years old at the time.
2019: Two ATP titles and top 40Edit
Garín entered a Grand Slam main draw directly for the first time in 2019 Australian Open, but lost in straight sets to David Goffin. This was also his first participation in the first Grand Slam of the year. After Australia, Cristian took part in the rubber for 2019 Davis Cup for Chile against Austria. Garín lost to Dennis Novak, but won the decisive match against Jurij Rodionov, giving the Chilean team its first win in Europe over 50 years; this also put Chile on the 2019 Davis Cup Finals.
In the last week of February, Garín reached his first ATP final, at the 2019 Brasil Open, but lost the title to Guido Pella in straight sets. After losing in the qualifying round of the 2019 Miami Open, Garín started preparing for the upcoming clay season. In the second week of April, he returned to the circuit with a great run at the 2019 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas, where he ended up winning the tournament. In his road to the final, Garín defeated Pablo Cuevas, Jérémy Chardy, Henri Laaksonen and Sam Querrey, before facing the 20-year old Norwegian Casper Ruud in his second final of the season. Both players were aiming for their maiden ATP Tour title and the match went on to the third set, where Garín finally broke Ruud's serve and clinched a final win by 7-6, 4-6, 6-3. This was the first title for a Chilean since 2009, when Fernando González won the title at the now defunct Chilean Open.
In late April Garín arrived to Europe, winning his first ATP match outside the Americas against Martin Kližan in Barcelona, where he went on to reach the third round after defeating Canadian rising star Denis Shapovalov. Next week, he went on to win his second title of the season in Munich, including stunning victories against top-20 clay-court specialists such as Diego Schwartzman, Alexander Zverev and Marco Cecchinato. In the final he defeated Budapest champion Matteo Berrettini in three sets, becoming the first Chilean to win an ATP tournament in Europe in more than a decade.
ATP career finalsEdit
Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Mar 2019||Brasil Open, Sao Paulo||250 Series||Clay (i)||Guido Pella||5–7, 3–6|
|Win||1–1||Apr 2019||U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston||250 Series||Clay||Casper Ruud||7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–3|
|Win||2–1||May 2019||Bavarian Championships, Munich||250 Series||Clay||Matteo Berrettini||6–1, 3–6, 7–6(7–1)|
ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finalsEdit
|ATP Challengers (4–3)|
|ITF Futures (8–2)|
|Loss||0–1||May 2013||Santiago, Chile||Futures||Clay||James Duckworth||1–6, 3–6|
|Win||1–1||May 2014||Natal, Brazil||Futures||Clay||Thales Turini||6–4, 4–6, 6–3|
|Loss||1–2||May 2014||United States F14||Futures||Clay||Bjorn Fratangelo||2–6, 3–6|
|Win||2–2||Jun 2014||Madrid, Spain||Futures||Clay||Nicolás Jarry||3–6, 6–3, 6–1|
|Win||3–2||Nov 2014||Brazil F11||Futures||Clay||Caio Zampieri||6–2, 4–6, 6–4|
|Win||4–2||Dec 2014||Argentina F20||Futures||Clay||Grzegorz Panfil||6–4, 5–7, 6–2|
|Win||5–2||Feb 2016||Cartagena, Spain||Futures||Clay||Oriol Roca Batalla||6–4, 6–2|
|Win||6–2||May 2016||Hammamet, Tunisia||Futures||Clay||Carlos Taberner||6–3, 7–6 (7–1)|
|Win||7–2||Jun 2016||Hammamet, Tunisia||Futures||Clay||Nikola Milojević||6–4, 2–6, 6–0|
|Win||8–2||Jul 2017||Napoli, Italy||Futures||Clay||Juan Pablo Paz||6–2, 6–0|
|Win||1–0||Oct 2016||Lima, Peru||Challenger||Clay||Guido Andreozzi||3–6, 7–5, 7–6 (7–3)|
|Loss||1–1||Feb 2018||Cuernavaca, Mexico||Challenger||Hard||Dennis Novikov||4–6, 3–6|
|Loss||1–2||May 2018||Lisbon, Portugal||Challenger||Clay||Tommy Robredo||6–3, 3–6, 2–6|
|Loss||1–3||Sep 2018||Como, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Salvatore Caruso||5–7, 4–6|
|Win||2–3||Oct 2018||Campinas, Brazil||Challenger||Clay||Federico Delbonis||6–3, 6–4|
|Win||3–3||Oct 2018||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||Challenger||Clay||Federico Delbonis||6–4, 5–7, 6–4|
|Win||4–3||Oct 2018||Lima, Peru (2)||Challenger||Clay||Pedro Sousa||6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||1–0||5 May 2013||Santiago||Futures||Clay||Nicolás Jarry|| Guillermo Rivera
|Winner||1–0||19 April 2014||Santiago||Challenger||Clay||Nicolás Jarry|| Jorge Aguilar
|Runner-up||1–1||14 December 2014||Argentina F20||Futures||Clay||Jorge Aguilar|| Facundo Mena
Mateo Nicolas Martinez
|Runner-up||1–1||28 June 2015||Milan, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Juan Carlos Saez|| Nikola Mektic
|Runner-up||1–2||4 October 2015||Porto Alegre, Brazil||Challenger||Clay||Juan Carlos Saez|| Gastao Elias
Frederico Ferreira Silva
|Runner-up||1–3||7 August 2016||Cortina, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Roberto Carballes Baena|| James Cerretani
|Runner-up||1–4||20 November 2016||Montevideo, Uruguay||Challenger||Clay||Fabiano De Paula|| Andrés Molteni
Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit
Singles finals: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Win||2013||French Open||Clay||Alexander Zverev Jr.||6–4, 6–1|
Doubles finals: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit
|Runner-up||2013||French Open||Clay||Nicolás Jarry|| Kyle Edmund
Frederico Ferreira Silva
Current through the 2019 US Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|ATP Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0–0||0%|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|ATP Tour Masters 1000|
Record against top 10 playersEdit
Garin's match record against those who have been ranked in the Top 10, with those who have been No. 1 in boldface, and retired players in italics.
- * Statistics correct as of 8 August 2019[update].
Record against No. 11-20 playersEdit
Garin's record against players who have been ranked world No. 11–20:
- * Statistics correct as of 22 July 2019[update].
Wins over top 10 opponentsEdit
- He has a 1–1 (50%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
|1.||Alexander Zverev||3||Munich, Germany||Clay||QF||6–4, 5–7, 7–5||47|
- Formerly known as Christian Garín in English sources.
- In isolation, Cristian is pronounced [ˈkɾistjan].
- "Cristian Garin". ATP Tour. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
- "ATP Prize Money Leaders" (PDF).
- ATP Rankings
- "16-year-old Garin posts first ATP Tour win". ATP Tour. 5 February 2013.
- "Christian Garín y Daniela Seguel ganan sus primeros títulos" (in Spanish). Emol. 23 April 2011.