Cristian Garin opens on dark times after surviving thriller versus Jack Sock


Cristian Garin opens on dark times after surviving thriller versus Jack Sock

World No. 29 Cristian Garin admitted the first round victory in Houston means a lot to him as he is hoping to put the dark times behind him and start making good results again. On Tuesday, Garin survived a Houston first round thriller as she edged out American Jack Sock 4-6 6-3 7-5.

It was Garin's first win since the Australian Open. Garin arrived to Houston on a five-match losing streak and desperate to clinch his first victory since January. After beating Sock, Garin admitted the dark period he recently went through.

“Honestly, I had a few months where I didn't feel good playing tennis at all. It's very nice to win again, because off the court I also had problems. Houston is a good place for me, I will try to move forward," Garin said after the match, per We Love Tennis.

Garin opened up after a Santiago loss

After losing to Sebastian Baez in the Santiago first round in late February, Garin indicated he was contemplating to end his career or at least take a break. “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 in late February. Garin took a month off after Santiago and returned to action in Miami, where he suffered a first round defeat to Pedro Martinez. Garin plays Jordan Thompson next in Houston.

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