Cristian Garín

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Cristian Garin
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Country (sports) Chile
ResidenceSantiago, Chile
Born (1996-05-30) May 30, 1996 (age 23)
Arica, Chile[1]
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2013
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAndrés Schneiter
Paul Capdeville
Prize moneyUS$ 2,178,485[2]
Singles
Career record53–46 (53.5% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 18 (24 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 18 (24 February 2020)[3]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2020)
French Open2R (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2017, 2018, 2019)
US Open2R (2019)
Doubles
Career record7–19 (26.9% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0 ATP, 1 Challenger, 1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 249 (10 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 261 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open1R (2019)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

Cristian Ignacio Garin Medone[a] (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkɾistjaŋ ɡaˈɾin];[b] born 30 May 1996) is a Chilean professional tennis player. 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.[4] He was the winner of the 2013 Junior French Open, beating Alexander Zverev in the final. In February 2020, he achieved a career high ATP singles ranking of 18.

Garín has won four ATP tour titles, all of them on clay. In early 2019, he achieved his first consistent results in the ATP Tour, reaching three finals in five tournaments: he finished as runner-up in the 2019 Brasil Open, won his first ATP Tour title at the 2019 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships and won his second title at the 2019 BMW Open. Garín obtained his third title in early 2020, at the 2020 Córdoba Open. By winning his first ATP Tour 500 title (fourth overall) at the 2020 Rio Open, Garin became the sixth-ever chilean man to be ranked in the Top 20.

Junior career[edit]

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.[5] 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 who 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.

Professional career[edit]

2012[edit]

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 win[edit]

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.

He also represented his country on the 2nd round of the 2013 Davis Cup Americas Zone Group I against Ecuador, playing two single matches.

2014[edit]

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.

2015[edit]

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 title[edit]

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 200[edit]

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 100[edit]

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 40[edit]

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, where they couldn't make it past the group stage.

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 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 clay-court specialists such as world No. 26 Diego Schwartzman, world No. 3 Alexander Zverev and world No. 19 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.

After losing in straight sets to Stan Wawrinka in the second round of the 2019 French Open, Garín won only two matches in the grass season, both at the 2019 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships where he made the third round. Highlights of Garín's second semester include reaching the round of 16 in the 2019 Rogers Cup (recording a first win against world No. 15 and former top-10 John Isner), reaching the quarter-finals in the 2019 Chengdu Open and his participation in the 2019 Rolex Paris Masters. In this last tournament, Garin recorded wins against Pablo Cuevas, world No. 17 John Isner and Jérémy Chardy. He lost in the quarterfinals against Grigor Dimitrov. However, it was the first time Garín reached such an advanced stage in a high category event (ATP Tour Masters 1000)

2020: Two titles in one month and top 20[edit]

Garín started his year representing Chile at the 2020 ATP Cup. As number one player of his country, he played against Gaël Monfils, Kevin Anderson and Novak Djokovic, losing all three matches as his team went home last place in their group. Cristian also won his first Australian Open match, defeating Stefano Travaglia before losing to Milos Raonic in the next round.

At the Golden Swing, Garín entered the Córdoba Open as the No. 3 seed. He would win the tournament, going back in the match after losing the first set in three of his four matches, including the final against local and world No. 14 Diego Schwartzman, 2–6, 6–4, 6–0. After skipping the Argentina Open due to medical reasons, he took part in the 2020 Rio Open. Garín entered the Rio Open as the No. 3 seed, behind world No. 22 Dusan Lajovic and world No. 4 Dominic Thiem. After a difficult start to the tournament (with a very contested three set thriller against Andrej Martin), Garín went on to the final by winning against Federico Delbonis, Federico Coria and No. 5 seed Borna Coric. After winning the first set on a tiebreak, Garín came back from a 3-5 deficit in the second set of the final against Gianluca Mager to win 7-6, 7-5; thus obtaining his first ATP 500 title. With the win, Garin appeared in the top 20 of the ATP Tour world ranking for the first time in his career (being only the sixth chilean man in history to do so), as world No. 18. Less thank a week later, Garin would enter the 2020 Chile Open as a local and first seed. However, after receiving a bye in the first round and winning a very contested second round match against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, he was forced to retire (due to a back injury) after a set in his match against eventual champion Thiago Seyboth Wild. Even so, Garín would retain his world No. 18 ranking after the tournament.

Due to the suspension of the 2020 ATP Tour because of the 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic, Garín (as the rest of professional tennis players) won’t play in any professional tournaments until June 7th.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP Finals (0–0)
ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP Tour 500 (1–0)
ATP Tour 250 (3–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (4–1)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (4–0)
Indoor (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2019 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay (i) Argentina Guido Pella 5–7, 3–6
Win 1–1 Apr 2019 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, United States 250 Series Clay Norway Casper Ruud 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–3
Win 2–1 May 2019 Bavarian Championships, Germany 250 Series Clay Italy Matteo Berrettini 6–1, 3–6, 7–6(7–1)
Win 3–1 Feb 2020 Córdoba Open, Argentina 250 Series Clay Argentina Diego Schwartzman 2–6, 6–4, 6–0
Win 4–1 Feb 2020 Rio Open, Brazil 500 Series Clay Italy Gianluca Mager 7–6(7–3), 7–5

ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challengers (4–3)
ITF Futures (8–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 2013 ITF Santiago, Chile Futures Clay Australia James Duckworth 1–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 May 2014 ITF Natal, Brazil Futures Clay Brazil Thales Turini 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Loss 1–2 May 2014 ITF United States F14 Futures Clay United States Bjorn Fratangelo 2–6, 3–6
Win 2–2 Jun 2014 ITF Madrid, Spain Futures Clay Chile Nicolás Jarry 3–6, 6–3, 6–1
Win 3–2 Nov 2014 ITF Brazil F11 Futures Clay Brazil Caio Zampieri 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Win 4–2 Dec 2014 ITF Argentina F20 Futures Clay Poland Grzegorz Panfil 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
Win 5–2 Feb 2016 ITF Cartagena, Spain Futures Clay Spain Oriol Roca Batalla 6–4, 6–2
Win 6–2 May 2016 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia Futures Clay Spain Carlos Taberner 6–3, 7–6 (7–1)
Win 7–2 Jun 2016 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia Futures Clay Serbia Nikola Milojević 6–4, 2–6, 6–0
Win 8–2 Jul 2017 ITF Napoli, Italy Futures Clay Argentina Juan Pablo Paz 6–2, 6–0
Win 1–0 Oct 2016 Lima Challenger, Peru Challenger Clay Argentina Guido Andreozzi 3–6, 7–5, 7–6 (7–3)
Loss 1–1 Feb 2018 Morelos Open, Mexico Challenger Hard United States Dennis Novikov 4–6, 3–6
Loss 1–2 May 2018 Lisbon Belem Open, Portugal Challenger Clay Spain Tommy Robredo 6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 1–3 Sep 2018 Como Challenger, Italy Challenger Clay Italy Salvatore Caruso 5–7, 4–6
Win 2–3 Oct 2018 Sao Paulo Challenger, Brazil Challenger Clay Argentina Federico Delbonis 6–3, 6–4
Win 3–3 Oct 2018 Milex Open Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Challenger Clay Argentina Federico Delbonis 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Win 4–3 Oct 2018 Lima Challenger, Peru (2) Challenger Clay Portugal Pedro Sousa 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 5 (1 title, 4 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (1–4)
Futures (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 2013 ITF Santiago, Chile Futures Clay Chile Nicolás Jarry Chile Guillermo Rivera
Chile Cristóbal Saavedra
6–2, 6–2
Win 1–0 Apr 2014 Cachantun Cup, Chile Challenger Clay Chile Nicolás Jarry Chile Jorge Aguilar
Chile Hans Podlipnik
W/O
Loss 1–1 Dec 2014 ITF Argentina F20 Futures Clay Chile Jorge Aguilar Argentina Facundo Mena
Argentina Mateo Nicolas Martinez
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Loss 1–1 Jun 2015 Milan Aspria Cup, Italy Challenger Clay Chile Juan Carlos Saez Croatia Nikola Mektic
Croatia Antonio Sancic
3–6, 4–6
Loss 1–2 Oct 2015 Porto Alegre Challenger, Brazil Challenger Clay Chile Juan Carlos Saez Portugal Gastao Elias
Portugal Frederico Ferreira Silva
2–6, 4–6
Loss 1–3 Aug 2016 Cortina International, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Roberto Carballes Baena United States James Cerretani
Austria Philipp Oswald
3–6, 2–6
Loss 1–4 Nov 2016 Montevideo Open, Uruguay Challenger Clay Brazil Fabiano De Paula Argentina Andrés Molteni
Argentina Diego Schwartzman
W/O

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles finals: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2013 French Open Clay Germany Alexander Zverev 6–4, 6–1

Doubles finals: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2013 French Open Clay Chile Nicolás Jarry United Kingdom Kyle Edmund
Portugal Frederico Ferreira Silva
3–6, 3–6

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current through the 2020 Rio Open.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W–L Win%
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1–2 33%
French Open A A A A Q1 A Q1 Q1 2R 1–1 50%
Wimbledon A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R NH 0–3 0%
US Open A A A A A A Q2 Q1 2R 1–1 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–4 1–1 3–7 30%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A A 0–0 0%
Miami Open A A A A A A A A Q1 0–0 0%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A A 0–0 0%
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A A 0–0 0%
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A 0–0 0%
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A 3R 2–1 67%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A 1R 0–1 0%
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A A A 2R 1–1 50%
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A QF 3–1 75%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 6–4 0–0 6–4 60%
National representation
Davis Cup A PO Z1 Z2 Z2 PO Z1 Z1 GS 11–12 48%
Career statistics
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Career
Tournaments 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 24 5 35
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–4 2–3 3–0 1–3 2–2 0–3 32–24 10–5 52–45 53.6%
Win (%) - 0% 33% 40% 100% 25% 50% 0% 57% 67% 53.61%
Year-end ranking n/a 923 388 252 321 211 311 84 33

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W–L Win%
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A 0–0 0%
French Open A A A A A A 1R 0–1 0%
Wimbledon A A A A A A 1R NH 0–1 0%
US Open A A A A A A 1R 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–3 0%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Canadian Open A A A A A A 1R 0–1 0%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A 2R 1–1 50%
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A 1R 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–3 25%
National representation
Davis Cup A Z2 Z2 A A A A 1–1 50%
Career statistics
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Career
Tournaments 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 3 19
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–13 2–3 7–19 27%
Win (%) 0% 33% 100% - - - 19% 40% 26.92%
Year-end ranking 540 360 576 429 521 501 345

Record against top 10 players[edit]

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 23 January 2020.

Record against No. 11–20 players[edit]

Garin's record against players who have been ranked world No. 11–20:

* Statistics correct as of 23 February 2020.

Wins over top 10 opponents[edit]

  • He has a 1–3 (25%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score CGR
2019
1. Germany Alexander Zverev 3 Munich, Germany Clay QF 6–4, 5–7, 7–5 47

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Born Christian Ignacio Garín Medone.
  2. ^ In isolation, Cristian is pronounced [ˈkɾistjan].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cristian Garin". ATP Tour. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  2. ^ "ATP Prize Money Leaders" (PDF).
  3. ^ ATP Rankings
  4. ^ "16-year-old Garin posts first ATP Tour win". ATP Tour. 5 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Christian Garín y Daniela Seguel ganan sus primeros títulos" (in Spanish). Emol. 23 April 2011.

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