Christian Garin is the 5th player 16-under since 2000 to win ATPWorldTour match

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  1. ford oliver

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    Nadal, Gasquet, Harrison and Tomic the others.
     
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    Shows That tomic and Harrison are doing something right. If the only others are Nadal and gasquet.
     
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    IMO, Gasquet's win was the most impressive...he qualied @Monte Carlo and beat Squillari, who was only two years removed from a top 10 ranking. Harrison won @Houston, a 250 tourney vs #130 Cuevas. Nadal played at home vs #52 Delgado. Tomic did not win his first match but took out Starace @AO shortly thereafter. Today's win was @250 Vina del Mar vs. a qualifier.
     
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    only time will tell!
     
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  5. marc45

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    well, he gets chardy next, so we'll see what he's got..chardy actually has an impressive clay record vs. other courts...i didn't realize that..if he gets by chardy a possible match against his idol nadal in chile..holy crap, that country would explode....they'll need something with gonzo gone and massu fading...six feet tall i see and pretty sturdy build i guess...could get bigger and stronger for sure still
     
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    See the 2000, but pre 2000 think Michael Chang won a GS US Open mens match at 15 yrs old. Think he was very close to 16 though.
     
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    I think since the Open Era started there are only a dozen or so to have done it. Maybe Carlos Moya is one? I could google it but nah
     
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    Harrison's win was at a 250, but like most Americans clay seems to be his weakest surface while it is Cuevas best. Still, Gasquet going through qualies is hugely impressive.
     
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    To be fully truthful, Harrison also had to qualie for Houston but a 250 qualie is far different than a MS1000.

    Much was made at the time of his win there but, ironically enough, I witnessed Harrison up close and personal at a Futures event on Har Tru a month later. He went out in the first round while another less heralded American junior wound up winning the event. The winner was Chase Buchannan (sp?...sorry if I didn't get it right).
     
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    Maybe there is hope for the younger generation yet it would be cool if in 10-12 years we are still talking about Garin because he is in the chase for some Nadal/Fed Records
     
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    Garin is 16 (he turns 17 in May).

    At 16, Nadal for example, defeated reigning RG champion and nº7 ATP ranked player Albert Costa in the second round of M-1000 Monte Carlo, and he also defeated nº4 ATP ranked player Carlos Moya in the second round of M-1000 Hamburg.

    Hewitt, Chang and Krickstein won ATP-titles at 16.
     
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  12. Phoenix1983

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    Agassi won an ATP match aged 15.

    Borg surely did as well...
     
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    There have been 10 players (in the Open Era) that won an ATP match at 15 years old. Agassi, Chang, Gasquet, Nadal, Harrison (I don't know the other five).
     
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  14. jersey34tennis

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    i kinda feel like hewitt should be mentioned. i thought he won a match or two at 15
     
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    This makes me feel as if I have done nothing with my life...
     
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  16. Gonzalito17

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    I think Hewitt won an ATP title when he was 15 or 16, beat Agassi in final, no?
     
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  17. Gonzalito17

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    Good to see a young player breakout like Garin. Tennis has been long overdue for a new young star, since Rafa they all have struggled.
     
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  18. Chanwan

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    this is a good sign, but it doesn't exactly constitute a break-out yet. Guy turns 17 in a few months. And he won one match against a lowly ranked opponent.
     
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