El Tanque

Cristian Garin

When Cristian Garin “El Tanque” heard UTS was playing on clay for the first time at UTS4, he thought “I’m in.”  A machine on the dirt, he’s won all of his five ATP titles on clay and has earned some impressive wins against some of the world’s most dangerous tennis players.  At the 2021 Madrid Masters 1000, he defeated fellow UTS competitor Daniil Medvedev “The Chessmaster” (ATP No. 3) to reach the quarterfinals. He is known for playing his best tennis under pressure – nothing can get past him. The fifth youngest player to win an ATP Tour match at only 16, “El Tanque” reached a career-high of World No. 18. With his muscular physique, warrior mindset, imposing hits, and heavy spin, he is a true Chilean tank, ready for war at UTS.  How destructive will he be?

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Power
Speed
Self Control
Unpredictability
Fighting Spirit

rank

4

matches

50 %

win rate

Skills

Backhand

Consistent, powerful, and deep. Don’t get it wrong: Garin’s backhand is not a weakness by any means…

Net Play

Quickly charging to the net, El Tanque is efficient at the volley – a go-to to finish the point.

Athleticism

In the image of his nickname “El Tanque” (the tank), Garin has a strong physique that allows him to hit powerful shots and stay physically committed from start to finish.

Signature shot

Spin Forehand

El Tanque has a sweep-off-your-feet spin forehand, that keeps his opponents behind the baseline.

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