Cristian Garin (24th) debuted in the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000 with a great victory before Félix Auger-Aliassime (21 °) by 7-6 (3) and 6-1 in a match that had to be resumed a day later after being suspended for weather reasons.
The Chilean resumed the match with a 4-2 disadvantage. From there when the Canadian went 5-2, it seemed that everything was on track for Toni Nadal’s pupil, but Garin did not give up. The South American won the next three games and equalized the actions to later force the tiebreak in which he won with a wide margin with great tennis.
In the second set, Garin went for everything and swept his rival with a resounding 6-1. With two breaks in his favor, the South American ended the game quickly and will face off in the second round. John Millman.
The Australian, number 44 in the world, will face the Chilean for the first time in his career and has a 3-7 record so far in 2021, beating Federico Coria in the ATP 250 in Cagliari, Ugo Umbert in the first round of Monte-Carlo and Michail Pervolarakis in the ATP Cup.