|Cristian Garín Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||May 30, 1996|
Cristian Garín is a Chilean professional tennis player who came into the spotlight in 2019 when he reached the final of the Brasil Open and went on to win the U.S. Clay Court Championships and the Bavarian Championships later that year. He cemented his reputation further in February 2020 when he won back-to-back titles at the Córdoba Open and the Rio Open, performances that had helped him break into the ‘Top 20’ of the official ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) singles rankings for the first time. He was just the 6th Chilean to have ever achieved this feat.
Cristian Ignacio Garín Medone
Arica, Arica y Parinacota, Chile
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Sergio Garín (Engineer)
- Mother – Anna Claudia Medone (Engineer)
- Siblings – Sebastián Antonio Garín Medone (Brother)
He is represented by –
- Enrique Gonzalez Ledesma, Booking Agent, Vibra Marketing, Talent and Event Management Agency, Santiago, Chile
- David Tosas, Manager, Octagon Tennis, Talent Management Agency, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
85 kg or 187.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Cristian has dated –
- Valeria Polesel (2019-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Chilean descent.
- Toned physique
- Side-parted, short-cropped hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
Cristian has been sponsored by –
- HEAD Tennis
- Adidas Tennis
- Banco de Chile
- POWERade Chile
Cristian Garín Favorite Things
- Tennis Surface – Hard
- Tennis Shot – Forehand
- Sports – Tennis, Basketball
- Tennis Tournament – US Open
- Tennis Players/Role Models – Roger Federer, Carlos Moya, Marat Safin, Guillermo Coria
- Food – Sushi, Pizza
Source – ATP
Cristian Garín Facts
- In 2010, Cristian had won the Under-14 World Championship, with Chile defeating Italy in the final. 2 years later, he had broken into the ‘Top 10’ in the ITF (International Tennis Federation) junior rankings. In September 2012, he had become the youngest Chilean player to play a Davis Cup match.
- At the 2013 French Open, he had reached his first junior Grand Slam final in both the singles and the doubles events. He had won the former, defeating Alexander Zverev in the final, and had lost just 1 set throughout the tournament.
- At the 2013 VTR Open, aged 16 years and 8 months, he had become the youngest Chilean player to win a high-level ATP match when he had defeated Dušan Lajović in straight sets in the 1st round. He had to wait about 6 years for his next such win as he competed in ATP Challengers and ITF Futures tournaments in this period. This 2nd win came at the 2019 Argentina Open when he defeated Félix Auger-Aliassime in the 1st round.
- In Chile’s 2019 Davis Cup match against Austria, he had won the decisive match of the rubber to give Chile its first win in Europe in more than 50 years.
- In April 2019, when he won the U.S. Clay Court Championships, he became the first Chilean player to win an ATP title since Fernando González won the 2009 Chilean Open.
- A month later, when he won the Bavarian Championships, he had become the first Chilean player to have won an ATP title in Europe in more than a decade.
Featured Image by Cristian Garín / Instagram