Cristian Garin: Career, Girlfriend & Net Worth

Cristian Garin is a professional tennis player. Born on May 30, 1996, he is just 24 years old.

This tennis star is the youngest to win a high-level ATP(Association of Tennis Professionals) match, at just 16 years old.

He was in the limelight only since 2019 as he got hold of two ATP titles and the top 40 ATP Tour world ranking. At the same time, he achieved a career-high ATP singles ranking of 18 back in February 2020.

Cristian Garin
Cristian Garin during a match (Image Source: flicker)

You may know him as a tennis star, but how much do you know about his personal life?

Let us get to know about his age, measurements, family, partner, along with his net worth and more!

Cristian Garin: At A Glimpse

Here are a few things about Cristian at a glance.

 

Full Name Christian Ignacio Garín Medone
Place of birth  Santiago, Chile
Birth Date May 30, 1996 
Residence Santiago, Chile
Plays Right-handed
Backhand Two-handed backhand
Turned Pro 2011
Career Time 2011-Present
Height  6 ft 1 in(185 cm)
Weight  187 Lbs(85 Kg)
Age 26 Years Old
Built Athletic
Profession Professional Tennis Player
Coaching  Andres Schneiter, Paul Capdeville
Career Titles (singles) 4
Career Titles (doubles) 0
Highest Ranking (singles) 18
Nationality Chilean
Race/Ethnicity Chilean descent/Hispanic
Hobbies Playing NBA basketball and FIFA
Food habit Non-vegetarian
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Pet names Gago, Tatan
Father’s Name Sergio Garín 
Mother’s Name Anna Claudia Medone
Siblings Sebastián Antonio Garín Medone (Brother)
Martial Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Girlfriend’s Name Valeria Polesel 
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Dark Brown
Net Worth Not verified
Brand Endorsements HEAD Tennis, Gillette, Adidas Tennis, Banco de Chile, POWERade Chile
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Twitch
HEAD Tennis’s Merch Tennis Racquet, Tennis Bag, Tennis Shoes
Last Update June, 2022

Cristian Garin: Height and Weight

The Chilean player stands at the height of 185 centimeters (6 ft 1 in) and the bodyweight of 85 kilograms (187 Lbs).

Cristian Garin: Family and Girlfriend

Cristian was raised by his parents Sergio Garín(father) and Anna Claudia Medone(mother).

Both his parents are engineers. He has a brother, Sebastián Antonio Garín Medone. Without a doubt, Cristian is a very private guy, as he rarely posts anything about his family or girlfriend.

But with that being said, he did previously post a picture with his partner Valeria Polesel where they are snuggled together. As a celebration of his 24th birthday, Cristian posted the below picture with the caption “celebrating 24 with my princess. Thank you all for your messages and good vibes, forever grateful”.

Cristian-Garin-and-Valeria-Polesel
Cristian Garin and Valeria Polesel
(Image Source: Instagram Post by Cristian Garin)

However, this post got recently deleted. So does that mean they have broken up? Or is he just trying to keep his personal life away from the public eye?

Cristian Garin: Early Childhood

Cristian expressed an interest in sports from an early age. As a young child of age 5, he started playing tennis with his dad and gained tennis interest.

A fast learner, in particular, he instantaneously became the best tennis player among his age group.

Cristian Garin: Career

Cristian Garin: Early Career

Back in 2010, Cristian won the U-14 World Championship.

Just a year later, when Cristian turned 14, he won his first ITF (International Tennis Federation) Junior title and got into the Top10.

He got into ATP ranking in March 2012, and not to mention, in September 2012, he became the youngest Chilean player ever to play a Davis Cup match.

In Vina del Mar, where he played for his first tournament of 2013, Cristian won the ATP tour match and became the fifth player of age 16 or younger (since 2000) to do so.

A few months after this victory, he also won the 2013 Roland Garros Boys’ Singles title.

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Cristian Garin: Professional Career

Afterward, at the age of 18, Cristian moved out of Chile and into Spain. Even at such young age, he had a change coach and resident with the dream of competing and winning big tournaments.

This was his first time living outside Santiago, Chile.

In 2018, he further moved to Argentina for a few months and worked with Andres Schneiter. But in the end, he returned to Chile and continued to stay with his parents.

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Wild Card for the Royal Guard Open

In 2014, his first year as a professional tennis player, he obtained a wild card for the Royal Guard Open, ATP 250 tournament at his native land, Chile.

Cristian Garin in a Match
Cristian Garin in a Match

This clearly showed his potential in the field. The following week, he secured a qualifier spot in yet another ATP 250 tournament, the 2014 Copa Claro.

He ended this year in the rank position of 252. In January, he lost his singles and doubles match for Chile in the 2014 Davis Cup.

However, he did win two singles against Paraguay in March.

The Winning Streak

At the 2015 Davis Cup, he played for Chile and won his singles against Peru in January. Yet another victory continued for Cristian and Chile as he won two singles against Mexico in July.

Again, he won the doubles match against Venezuela in September. He ranked no. 321 this year.

Entry into the Top 200

Cristian finally entered the mark 200 in January. He played in the 2017 Davis Cup and won a singles match against the Dominican Republic.

The very next month, he was ranked no. 187.

In April, he won another single match but lost one against Colombia. With the loss in four sets against Jack Sock, he ended his year as no. 311.

Entry into the Top 100

2018 was a good year for Cristian as he ended the year with 15 consecutive victories and 3 back-to-back titles.

But his start wasn’t good as he couldn’t defend the previous year’s points and fell further behind in rank of 373 during the mid of January.

In the next three months, he reached 3 semifinals and 1 final out of the 6 presentations.

Similarly, in October, he won the challenger of Campinas. In the coming week, he won the title at the challenger of Santo Domingo.

After the tedious play of games, he rested for a week and headed out to play and win yet another challenger, Lima. With this, he placed no. 89 and entered the top 100.

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First ATP Title Win

At the 2019 Australian Open, Cristian took part in a Grand Slam main draw. Being his first participation in the first Grand Slam of the year, he lost his sets.

He then entered the 2019 Davis Cup and lost against Austria. But he reverted to his games and won the decisive match. This win meant that the Chilean team had their first win in Europe over a half-century.

In the last week of February, Cristian got to his first ATP finals at the 2019 Brasil Open. He lost this title and also lost in the 2019 Miami Open. After losing, he trusted the process and started practicing for the Clay season.

In April 2019, he ended up winning the U.S. Clay Court Championships. Thus becoming the first Chilean player to win an ATP title since Fernando González won the 2009 Chilean Open.

A month later, he had another victory as he won the Bavarian Championships. Above all, he then managed to become the first Chilean player to have won an ATP title in Europe in more than a decade.

Here is a video of a play against Zverev in Munich 2019.

No matter how young he is, he is able to set records and make his family as well as his country proud. This win helped him to gain more popularity.

Entry into the Top 20

Being the number one tennis player for his country, Cristian started the year 2020 by representing his country at the 2020 ATP Cup. He lost three matches, and he went back home, lying in the last place.

But he did win his first Australian Open match this year. As a matter of fact, at the Cordoba Open, he won his third title. He went on to skip the Argentina Open due to his medical condition.

But he did bounce back at the 2020 Rio Open and won his first ATP 500 title. With this title in hand, he ranked in the top 20 of the ATP Tour world for the first time in his career.

Moreover, after setting an all-time high in his whole career, the very next week, he entered the 2020 Chile Open.

During the plays, he suffered from a back injury and, unfortunately, had to retire. Nonetheless, he retained his world no. 18 ranks even after the tournament.

Cristian Garin: Favourites

  • Tennis Surface: Hard
  • Tennis Shot: Forehand
  • Sports: Tennis, Basketball
  • Tennis Tournament: US Open
  • Tennis Players/Role Models: Roger Federer, Carlos Moya, Marat Safin, Guillermo Coria
  • Food: Sushi, Pizza
  • Color: Blue
  • Animal: Dog

Cristian Garin: Fun Facts

  1. If it hadn’t been tennis, Cristian would have been a businessman.
  2. Cristian has won 4 ATP tour titles, of which all of them are on Clay.
  3. When he got ranked in the Top 20, after winning his first ATP Tour 500 title in 2020, he became the sixth ever Chilean player to be ranked there.
  4. Besides Tennis, he loves watching NBA basketball.
  5. He also has a fondness for the card game UNO and Clash Royale.
  6. Cristian is also known as “Gago” and “Tatan.”

Cristian Garin: Coaches

This young tennis player was professionally first coached by Paul Capdeville. Like Cristian, Paul used to be Chilean tennis professional. Likewise, he was also born in Santiago, Chile.

Subsequently, after Paul, Cristian was coached by Andres Schneiter from 2018 to 2020.

In these two years, the tennis player got a hold of 4 ATP singles titles and even reached an all-time high in his career, ranking 18 in the world of tennis.

Funny enough, Andres had previously coached Paul for four years.

Five months ago, Cristian had announced that Franco Davin will now coach him. Like Andres, Franco is also an Argentinian.

Cristian Garin: Achievements

  • ATP career finals
    Singles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)
  • ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals
    Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runner–ups)
    Doubles: 5 (1 title, 4 runner–ups)
  • Junior Grand Slam finals
    Singles finals: 1 (1 title)
    Doubles finals: 1 (1 runner-up)

Cristian Garin: Social Accounts

Cristian is quite active on Instagram with over 146k followers and posts about his professional life.

On January 1, 2021, he posts a photo where he holds his fourth ATP title, and that too in less than a year.

We can see that his captions on Instagram are mostly in his native language, which shows how proud he is to represent Chile.

Additionally, you can also find Cristian on Twitter with over 24k followers.

It seems like he doesn’t have a Facebook account. As a private person, he doesn’t share much, so having two social handles for his fans is enough to keep them updated.

Cristian Garin: Twitch

The Chilean national tennis player started live broadcasting while playing League of Legends during the quarantine period.

As the player waited for the pandemic to end and eagerly stood by to play Tennis again, in the meantime, he passed the time by playing games.

Cristian Garin broadcasting on Twitch
Cristian Garin in playing League of Legend on Twitch

He took everyone by surprise when he published the link to his Twitch account on his Instagram stories. During his second broadcast with more than 3000 views on his channel.

His rank in the popular game was Gold 3.

Cristian Garin: Net Worth

Because of the success in his professional career, Cristian Garin is a wealthy athlete.

He has $2,634,355 as Prize Money in Singles & Doubles Combined.

His main income source is prize money.

Like any other athlete, he also has earned from sponsorship deals, endorsements, playing exhibitions, and bonuses, but there is no information about his net worth.

FAQs

Cristian’s Ranking in Tennis?

His highest rank in ATP(Association of Tennis Professionals) is 18. He received this rank back in February 2020.

Is he married?

He hasn’t married yet, nor are there any reports claiming his marriage will occur anytime soon.

What is his wife/ partner’s name?

His girlfriend’s name is Valeria Polesel. However, a rumor speculates that they might be broken up.

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