Cristian Garin might not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of grass-court or lawn tennis mastery—after all, he has won all of his five ATP titles on clay, but prefers hard courts. Coming into The Championships, Garin owned a 5-8 career record on grass and lost in the opening round of both tune-up events he played.
But after the way the Chilean reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon, he might want to reconsider his favorite surfaces.
“It’s so special. I’ve been working hard all my life to be in this position,” Garin said during his on-court interview “It’s a dream for me. Wimbledon, I’ve always said that it’s my favorite tournament.
“It’s a dream for me to be in the quarterfinals here.”