Is Garin the Next French Open Favorite?
As the first Chilean to win on his home soil in 12 years, Christian Garin wins another clay-court title. This victory marks Garin's fifth title for his career (Houston, Munich, Cordoba, and Rio de Janeiro).
“My biggest objective has always been to keep winning titles, but I was not expecting to win in Chile after the way we started the year,” Garin said. The Chilean missed the Australian Open due to injury and had to battle coronavirus earlier in the season.
“I always kept on training and staying positive, and I’m so happy that it’s paid off… Of course, I miss having a crowd especially while I’m playing at home, but I’m very pleased with this result.” - ATP Tour
It may sound crazy, but from what Garin has done by the age of 24, he has been able to prove himself as one of the best clay-court players on tour. With a winning record of over 68% on the clay surface, he has the backing of big wins against top players. He has beaten Schwartzman (twice), Berrettini, Opelka, and Zverev on clay and doesn't seem to be slowing down.