Garin played poorly in clay tournaments in South America, although he is a clay player in profile. But at Indian Wells, the Chilean is doing well so far, having played four matches already, two in the qualifiers and two in the main draw, of course he won it all, knocking out American Tien, Austrian Misolich, Colombian Galan and Japanese Nishioka. During this period, Garin did not lose a single set, which proves the good tone of the South American. The other thing is that Christian had no opponents in Indian Wells and was close to Ruud’s level. There are doubts as to whether Garin is able to compete with the fourth racket of the world.

As expected, Kasper Ruud easily defeated Diego Schwartzman in straight sets in the second round of the Indian Wells tournament. The match lasted an hour and a half, the result of the duel was 6:2, 6:3. During the game, the Norwegian hit straight once with one double fault, scored 82% on the first serve and 65% on the second, on receiving the Scandinavian had the following stats: 32% / 58%, winners / valid: 19.12. Ruud didn’t show anything outstanding in this match, but it was enough to secure a victory over an opponent who was not the most comfortable for him.

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Christian Garin 97 8 2 6
Kacper Ruud 4 16 10 6