Like everyone, they already want to play again. Cristian Garin, No. 1 in Chile and Top 20 in the world, is preparing to return next month, on the official return of the circuit after the covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Nicolás Jarry, also a member of the ATP Top 100, practices looking forward to returning at the end of the doping sanction period, to be completed in November.
At 24, Garin is ranked No. 18 in the rankings and is ready to return to action in Cincinnati. Initially, he was training to play the Washington ATP, scheduled for August 14, but which was suspended by the coronavirus.
The professional circuit, without tournaments since the beginning of March, is scheduled to return with the Cincinnati Masters 1000, in cement, but to be played this time in New York, so that the tennis players become acclimated due to the pandemic, carrying out a quarantine in said city. . And then they will play the US Open, from August 31.
Garin, owner of four ATP titles, two this year, in Córdoba and Rio de Janeiro, has not been acting since ATP 250 in Santiago. And after passing through New York, he will continue touring Europe, on clay, at the Masters 1000 in Madrid and Rome, to close it with Roland Garros.
For his part, Jarry, 89th in the standings, is also training hard in the United States, as is Garin. On the other hand, Jaime Fillol’s grandson knows that he will not be able to reappear until November 16, the date on which the sanction received for nine months for his doping case ends.
Jarry is working in Florida, where he is preparing his return with his coach, the Argentine Dante Bottini, ex of the Japanese Kei Nishikori. One of his practice rivals was Canadian Denis Shapovalov (16th).
For this reason, the best Chileans travel different paths, although both with the shared and delayed hope of returning to the big circuit.