Christian Garin a darkhorse at the French?

#1
The guy has been quietly but rapidly improving in the last 18 months. At the start of 2018 he was ranked outside the top 300, he ended the year in the top 100 after winning three straight challenger events. Now he's taking out clay court midgets, French Open semi finalists/djokovic conquerers, and genetic freaks. In consecutive matches!

Garin can grind like David Ferrer, with more variety to boot. He can play drop shots and is not afraid to come into the net. He's still primarily a clay courter, but he's full of confidence and has shown he can beat quality clay courters. At the age of 22 he's still got room for improvement.

Can Garin have a big run at the French?

 
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Luka888

Hall of Fame
#2
He could. There is Felix and Thiem too. All dark horses. I'd like to see something different this year at RG.

On the other hand, Nadal and Djokovic will be there awaiting. Fed too. It kinda sucks :whistle:
 
#4
Could make a run to the semis with a good draw and everything going his way. He has playing great this year so confidence is at an all time high rn. However a title is out of the question.
 

citybert

Hall of Fame
#5
Could make a run to the semis with a good draw and everything going his way. He has playing great this year so confidence is at an all time high rn. However a title is out of the question.
I agree he beat really good players in Munich too that wasnt a gimme 250.

Does anyone know if he is still part of Nadal’s agency? I remember Nadal and Costa signed him when he was 15 but not sure he left or not.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
#17
I remember there was a lot of fuss about this guy when he won a set against Chardy when he was like 15 or 16.

And then he dissapeared.
 
#20
The guy has been quietly but rapidly improving in the last 18 months. At the start of 2018 he was ranked outside the top 300, he ended the year in the top 100 after winning three straight challenger events. Now he's taking out clay court midgets, French Open semi finalists/djokovic conquerers, and genetic freaks. In consecutive matches!

Garin can grind like David Ferrer, with more variety to boot. He can play drop shots and is not afraid to come into the net. He's still primarily a clay courter, but he's full of confidence and has shown he can beat quality clay courters. At the age of 22 he's still got room for improvement.

Can Garin have a big run at the French?

I think the clay field is too deep for him to win RG but a QF/SF contender for sure. And also capable of shaping the draw by taking out some big names along the way.
 
#21
I haven't seen this guy hit a ball but sign me up. His attitude can't be as grating at Zverevsipas. Those two need to have a few more threats from below.
 
#25
I saw Garin for the very first time a few weeks ago at the Houston clay tournament. I had never even heard of him before I saw him on the practice court practicing with Cameron Norrie. After watching them for a while, I sent my buddy a text and told him to look Garin up, because he was hitting a very good ball and was really taking it to Norrie. I then saw him again play his quarterfinal match, and then he won the tournament two days later. He is a very good player, and the results are starting to happen pretty quickly for him.
 
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