Christian Garin

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Christian Garin Medone
Christian Garin 2013.jpg
Garin in 2013
Country (sports)  Chile
Residence Santiago, Chile
Born (1996-05-30) 30 May 1996 (age 20)
Iquique, Chile[1]
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2013
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Jorge Aguilar (2015–)
Prize money $119,789
Singles
Career record 8–11 (at ATP Tour & Grand Slam level and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 1 Challenger, 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 191 (16 January 2017)
Current ranking No. 191 (16 January 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open Q1 (2015)
Doubles
Career record 2–3 (at ATP Tour & Grand Slam level and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 316 (5 May 2014)
Current ranking No. 402 (16 January 2017)
Last updated on: 16 January 2017.

Christian Garin Medone (born 30 May 1996) is a Chilean professional tennis player ranked No. 191 in the world, and ranked as high as 5th in the ITF Junior rankings. 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.[2]

Notable wins include players as Horacio Zeballos, Carlos Berlocq, and Dušan Lajović, among others.

Since October 2015, Garin is coached by former tennis player Jorge Aguilar.[3]

In October 2016 he won his first Challenger title in Lima, Peru.

Junior career[edit]

In 2010, he won the U14 world championship with Bastián Malla and Sebastián Santibañez, defeating Italy in the final. The next year, with only 14 years, Garin won his first ITF U18 title in the Pascuas Bowl, a Grade 5 tournament.[4] In 2012, with 16 years, he reached the U-18 "top ten", after winning the Eddie Herr Tournament (G1) in singles and the Yucatán Cup (G1), the Eddie Herr (G1) and the Orange Bowl (GA) in doubles with Nicolás Jarry.

At the 2013 French Open, Garin 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.

Junior finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (3 titles)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (1–0)
Grade A (0–0)
Grade B (0–0)
Grade 1–5 (2–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 18 April 2011 Asunción, Paraguay (G5) Clay Uruguay Rodrigo Senattore 6–1, 6–1
Winner 2. 26 November 2012 Bradenton, USA (G1) Clay Serbia Laslo Đere 0–6, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 3 8 June 2013 French Open, Paris, France Clay Germany Alexander Zverev Jr. 6–4, 6–1

Doubles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Doubles (7)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (0)
Grade A (1)
Grade B (0)
Grade 1–5 (6)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 23 May 2011 Copa Cariari, San José Hard (G5) Chile Marcelo Plaza Chile Bastián Malla
Japan Naoki Nakagawa
6–4, 4–6, [10–7][5]
2. 6 June 2011 Copa Mundo Maya, Ciudad de Guatemala Hard (G5) Chile Marcelo Plaza Mexico Édgar López
Mexico Rícky Medinilla
6–3, 5–3 ret.[6]
3. 12 March 2012 Banana Bowl, Itajaí Clay (G1) Italy Gianluigi Quinzi Peru Jorge Brian Panta Herreros
Peru Daniel Santos
4–6, 6–0, [10–7][7]
4. 12 June 2012 Torneo de Offenbach, Offenbach Clay (G1) Peru Jorge Brian Panta Herreros South Africa Wayne Montgomery
Chile Guillermo Núñez
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [10–5][8]
5. 19 November 2012 Yucatán Cup, Yucatán Hard (G1) Chile Nicolás Jarry Italy Filippo Baldi
United Kingdom Alexander Sendegeya
6–4, 6–4[9]
6. 26 November 2012 Eddie Herr, Bradenton Clay (G1) Chile Nicolás Jarry Turkey Skander Mansouri
Egypt Mazen Osama
4–6, 6–2, [10–5][10]
7. 3 December 2012 Orange Bowl, Florida Clay (GA) Chile Nicolás Jarry Lithuania Lukas Mugevicius
Russia Alexander Vasilenko
6–2, 7–6(7–3)[11]
8. 30 August 2013 Canadian Open Junior, Repentigny Hard (G1) Chile Nicolás Jarry South Korea Hyeon Chung
South Korea Duck Hee Lee
6–3, 4–6, [10–6]

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. Garin 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[edit]

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.

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.

ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (3 Titles)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challengers (1–0)
ITF Futures (2–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 5 May 2013 Santiago, Chile Clay Australia James Duckworth 1–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 3 May 2014 Natal, Brazil Clay Brazil Thales Turini 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 2. 8 June 2014 Madrid, Spain Clay Chile Nicolás Jarry 3–6, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 3. 30 October 2016 Lima, Peru Clay Argentina Guido Andreozzi 3-6 7-5 7-6 (7-3)

Doubles: 1 (2 titles)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (1–0)
Futures (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 5 May 2013 Santiago Clay Chile Nicolás Jarry Chile Guillermo Rivera-Aránguiz
Chile Cristóbal Saavedra-Corvalán
6–2, 6–2
Winner 1. 19 April 2014 Santiago Clay Chile Nicolás Jarry Chile Jorge Aguilar
Chile Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
W/O

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christian Garin". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  2. ^ "16-year-old Garin posts first ATP World Tour win". ATP World Tour. 5 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Jorge Aguilar se retira del tenis con derrota en final del F6" [Jorge Aguilar retires from tennis with a loss in the F6 final] (in Spanish) (As Chile). Santiago de Chile. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Christian Garín y Daniela Seguel ganan sus primeros títulos" (Spanish). Emol. 23 April 2011.
  5. ^ Copa Cariari Consultado el 31 de diciembre de 2012.
  6. ^ Copa Mundo Maya Consultado el 31 de diciembre de 2012.
  7. ^ Banana Bowl Consultado el 31 de diciembre de 2012.
  8. ^ Torneo de Offenbach Consultado el 31 de diciembre de 2012.
  9. ^ XXVI Yucatán Cup Consultado el 31 de diciembre de 2012.
  10. ^ Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships Consultado el 31 de diciembre de 2012.
  11. ^ Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship Consultado el 31 de diciembre de 2012.

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