Christian Garin bids farewell to ATP in Tokyo after strengthening against Alexei Popyrin

Christian Garin bids farewell to ATP in Tokyo after strengthening against Alexei Popyrin

The national tennis player, 94th in the ATP rankings, ended up losing 4-6, 7-6 (3) and 6-2 after almost three hours of competition against the Australian.

Christian Garin had to face a complex match for the ATP round of 16 in Tokyo early this Thursday morning. The national tennis player, 94th in the ATP rankings, faced the Australian Alexei Popyrin (41st) who ended up advancing to the next round with partials of 4-6, 7-6 (3) and 6-2 after almost three hours. competition .

From the first set, the Chilean gave clear signals to the Océanic that the duel would be difficult for him. After a long argument, and with two break options for the national racket, Popyrin was finally able to breathe and take his serve.

Of course the pace couldn’t keep up on the ninth Games. In this case, the Chilean took advantage of his first opportunity to snatch the service from the Australian and He had the chance to close the first set with his serve 6-4 .

Complications for Garin began in the second round. In the second game, Gago had to fight with everything to maintain his serve, saving four break points. Far from being discouraged in the Games Then the Chilean managed to strike, but ended up missing.

The Arican led 0-40, but little by little Popyrin reacted and reduced the advantage until taking the point.

Then, in the fifth, the Chilean regained the advantage with a break which was recovered three games later to establish 4-4.

From that moment on, the differences became shorter and the second set had to be defined in the decisive game. In this tie-break, the Australian had two mini breaks in his favor and ended up winning the set .

From the third round, the Chilean’s optimism ended. During the third match, he managed to save two break points before the Océanic scored and led 2-1. To make matters worse, a new break in seventh Games This left Popyrin with the opportunity to win the match with his serve.

Even though Garin fought back, earning two break points, the Australian managed to close out the third set 6-2. and took place in the quarter-finals where he will face the Japanese Shintaro Mochizuki (215th).

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Source: Latercera

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