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“I didn’t feel good at all playing tennis”

It took more than two months for Cristian Garin (29th in the world) will be reunited with the victory in the circuit. The Chilean tennis player saved a match that he seemed to have lost in his debut at the ATP 250 in Houston, by overcoming a 4-1 loss with a double break in the third set and ending up defeating the American Jack Sock (138th), former 8 of the planet, by 4-6, 6-3 and 7-5.

The victory was a real relief for the man born in Arica. He had five consecutive losses and had not won since January, when he beat Spaniard Pedro Martínez in the second round of the Australian Open.

For this reason, after the celebration, the Chilean expressed: “Honestly, it’s been a couple of months where I didn’t feel good at all playing tennis. Off the court I also had my problems, and it’s very nice to win again. Houston is a very special place for me, and I will try to move on “.

Regarding the match against Sock, he said: “It was a very difficult match, I think we were both solid, serving very well. At the beginning of the third set, he had his chances and took advantage of them, but from then on it was a good match for me. part. I’m very happy, Jack is a great player and I’m happy to be in the next round.”

With the victory, Garin managed to defend 20 of the 125 points that remain from his performance in 2019, where he won his first ATP title, and for the passage to the quarterfinals he will face the Australian Jordan Thompson (85th), with whom he never met. has faced.

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