translated from Spanish: Garin after beating Nishikori: «It was the best match after the return»

Chilean tennis player Cristian Garin (22nd in the world rankings) was pleased with the performance of his atp 500 debut in Hamburg, Germany, where he beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori (35th), former orb No. 4. At the out-of-the-box, the first national racket admitted that this has been their best match since the return of activity following suspension by the coronavirus pandemic.» I think it was a very split. I think I needed to feel good, like today. It’s been very long weeks, the days get long, especially when you lose, as it was last week,» he said in dialogue with the Seventh Game portal.» After last week’s defeat (in Rome), I just wanted to compete again, and today I played very well against a high-quality rival, with a lot of track record, so happy to feel competitive again,» he added. Regarding his erratic walking in the previous tournaments, the Puerto Rican said that he «had been training well, but playing without rhythm, without the pace of competition he brought in February. It’s been hard for me to come back, I’ve only been training and (today) it’s definitely been the best game after the return.» Finally, Garin stated that «the Tour was suspended at the best time of my career, I had clear goals and I had two months without taking a racket, six months without playing, I had a hard time feeling competitive again, but I have to adapt. I think I’ve been working hard and now you have to play matches, try to win, add points.»



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