Top-ranked Chilean tennis player Cristian Garin ways he is worried for himself after feeling unwell during the whole match against Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie at the Estoril Open. Garin, seeded at No. 2 in the Estoril Open main draw, won the opener but world No.
50 Norrie recovered to win 3-6 7-5 6-3 and reach the Estoril semifinal. “I didn’t feel well on court, even in the first set. Never felt comfortable, never felt good. I’m worried,” Garin said after the match, as revealed by Jose Morgado.
Garin saved four break points in the fifth game of the match, before earning the first break of the match in the following game. The Chilean then served out to love the ninth game to win the opener. Norrie failed to convert any of his three consecutive break points in the eighth game but broke Garin in the 12th game to win the second set and force a decider.
Norrie lost his serve in the opening game of the third set but quickly earned two breaks to overturn the deficit and claim a three-set win.
Norrie praised Garin
“Garin is always so tough on the clay and I think [it’s] one of my best wins ever on the clay,” Norrie said on-court, per the ATP website.
“It was a battle. He came out a bit sharper than me. I managed to play a good return game in the second set to break there and held my nerve and played some of my best tennis of the week at the 3-2, 4-2 games.” Norrie will be fighting against No.
6 seed Marin Cilic for a place in the Estoril final. Cilic won the first-set tie-break against 2018 Wimbledon runner-up Kevin Anderson before the South-African retired the match due to an injury. Cilic, the 2014 US Open, is now 32 years old and he believes he can play on the Tour for at least three more years. “I see myself player 3, 4 or 5 more years. I feel very good and healthy,” Cilic said, per Jose Morgado.