Chilean tennis star Cristian Garin has admitted that he is not a good place right now as he has hinted that he might decide to stop his career. Garin, who has been plagued by a shoulder injury for quite some time, picked up his fourth consecutive defeat on Thursday in Santiago.
Garin, who was seeded at No. 1 and had a first round bye in Santiago, suffered a 6-3 6-3 loss to unseeded Alejandro Tabilo in the round-of-16. Garin started his season at the ATP Cup, where he won one and lost two matches.
Garin beat Facundo Bagnis and Pedro Martinez at the Australian Open, before losing to Gael Monfils in the third round. Garin's campaign in South America wasn't a memorable one as he lost his openers in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago.
“Right now it's horrible for me to play tennis. I've tried so hard and it doesn't work. This Friday, I will make a decision about my future. I'll see what I'm going to do, because it's not worth continuing to play like this.
I give 100% and try hard. Even though people think I don't, I love tennis and I love it. Sometimes there are bad times and you have to keep going. The only thing I want is to play without worrying about the shoulder, I go through a lot of ups and downs.
I still feel a little pain," Garin said, per We Love Tennis.
Garin defeated in straight sets
Actually it was Garin that made a positive start as he won the opening two games of the match. However' Garin's lead was short-lived as Tabilo responded with back-to-back breaks and won five games in a row to take a 5-2 lead.
Garin served out the eighth game to end Tabilo's run but Tabilo routinely served out for the opener in the following game. Garin led 3-2 after the opening five games of the second set but then lost his serve in back-to-back games as Tabilo won four games in a row to book a straight-set win.