The Chilean Cristian Garin (22nd ATP) He entered the second round of the ATP 500 tournament in Vienna on Tuesday, in Austria, a contest that is played indoors.
In the debut of the main draw, the first Chilean racket accounted for the Swiss’s maximum sets Stan Wawrinka (19th), former world ranking 3 and winner of three Grand Slam tournaments. The scoreboard benefited ‘Gago’ by 6-4, 6-7 (9) and 6-3, in two hours and 13 minutes of play.
A valuable victory for the Arica, mainly for confidence in the final stretch of this season. He also claimed revenge for the hard setback at Roland Garros 2019, 1-6, 4-6 and 0-6, in the only previous confrontation.
The Chilean started focused on the Wiener Stadthalle and a break in the third game was the advantage that allowed him to take the opening set.
The second chapter was characterized by the regularity of both players in the service and in the rallies, a situation that led to the settlement of the set in the tiebreak. In the tiebreaker, Garin was up 3-0 and 4-1, but the European reacted in time to turn the score around and equalize the actions.
In the deciding set, No. 1 from Chile showed no low points. He made a key break in the second game to go 2-0 and not let go of that advantage. In the ninth game and with his service he closed the match in his favor.
In the round of 16, Garín will face local credit Dominic Thiem (3rd), pupil of Nicolás Massú, who beat Ukrainian Vitaliy Sachko (529th) 6-4 7-5.
This is the penultimate tournament of the year for Garín. After Vienna, he will go to France to close 2020 with the Masters 1000 in Paris, to be played from November 2.