Cristian Garin (43rd in the world ranking) defeated Jenson Brooskby (34th) 6-2, 6-3, 1-6 and 6-4 and he became the first Chilean in the Open Era to reach the Wimbledon round of 16 in two consecutive seasons. In addition, he reached 20 wins in Grand Slam main draws.
The Chilean, who came without wins in the grass-court season (first-round losses to Halle and Eastbourne), played his best tennis and surprised the American in four sets. A solid and offensive tennis beat the solidity of the young man. In this way, Garin repeats the fourth round he got in 2021 (he fell to Novak Djokovic), something that no Chilean had achieved in the Professional Era; nor players like Jaime Fillol, Marcelo Ríos, Fernando González or Nicolás Massú.
With this great run through the All England lawn, the fourth racket from South America has already accumulated two dozen Grand Slam wins: three at the Australian Open and the US Open, eight at Roland Garros and six at Wimbledon. However, you can continue to add to your account as you will play in the round of 16 of a Major for the third time in his career.
Looking to be the first Chilean to get into the top eight in London since Fernando González in 2005, Garin will clash with the winner of the duel between Alex De Miñaur, who beat him last week, and Liam Broady.