Christian Garin (23rd) is in the last 16 of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career. The Chilean defeated Marcos Giron (84th) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 and 6-2 to access the fourth round of Roland Garros, a contest in which was crowned in the Junior category.
Gago he was relentless in the opening set. With three break points made, the second best South American racket did not spare the North American and closed the sleeve in a forceful way. The second sleeve was a surprise taking into account the level demonstrated at the beginning by the winner of five ATP titles. Giron took advantage of his opponent’s mistakes and leveled the score.
Garin returned to take the reins of the game in the last two sets. He missed his opponent’s serve five times, won the match and wrote his name in the round of 16 at the French Open.
In this instance it will not be easy at all. There you will see the faces with the number two in the world, Daniil Medvedev, who defeated Reilly Opelka (35th) by 6-4, 6-2 and 6-4. It will be the third confrontation between the Russian and the Chilean, with one victory per side and being the most recent in the Masters 1000 in Madrid, where the native of Arica took the match in three sets.