Chilean tennis is on the rise and some of the best players in the world come from this South American country as its players have been making a big impact on the international scene in recent years.
For this reason, JefeBet recommends the following list of the 5 best Chilean tennis players that you should keep an eye on for this 2023 season. Keep reading to find out more about them!
Top 5 Chilean Tennis Players to Keep an Eye on 2023
Cristian Garin, Chile’s No. 1 player in the world, had a remarkable 2021 season. He reached the final of the Madrid Open, the semifinals in the ATP Masters 1000 Rome and the quarterfinals in the French Open. He also won the ATP 500 titles in Buenos Aires and Acapulco, and the ATP 250 tournament in Estoril. In total, he won seven of his last nine individual tournaments. He is also the first Chilean to win three ATP titles in a single year.
On the other hand, in 2022 he did not obtain as good results as the previous year, but he still stood out in the Houston (ATP 250), Rome (Masters 1000) and Wimbledon tournaments, where he reached the semifinals and quarterfinals, respectively. However, he is the highest ranked Chilean so far and finished the season ranked 85th.
Alejandro Tabilo is another Chilean tennis player who has been performing at a high level. In 2021, he won his first ATP Tour title in Marbella and reached the semifinals of the Istanbul Open. He also reached the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters and the Barcelona Open.
Regarding 2022, Tabilo had an important performance in the 250 tournaments in Chile, where he reached the semifinals. In Munich, he reached the quarterfinals and in Córdoba he was a finalist. It is evident that he is gradually approaching the second title of his career, which is certain to come in 2023.
Nicolas Jarry is an experienced player who has been in the top 50 of the ATP rankings from 2015 to 2019. He had some great performances in 2021, including reaching the quarterfinals of the Rotterdam Open and the quarterfinals of the Estoril Open. He also had good presentations in Madrid and Rome.
Thanks to various injuries and health complications, he is now ranked No. 153. However, he is a talented player who can stand out remarkably in 2023. Let’s hope he recovers soon and can take once again his past ranking.
Alexa Guarachi is another Chilean player who has been making waves for years. She reached the semifinals in the Bogotá Open and the quarterfinals of the San Jose Open in 2021. She also had decent performances in Charleston and Palermo, and is currently ranked 41st in the world.
In 2022, she dedicated herself fully to her career in women’s doubles and obtained her most important achievement so far, reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. She has also reached the quarterfinals of 9 other major tournaments, including Rome, Toronto, Berlin and Sydney.
Finally, Barbara Gatica is a rising star in the Chilean tennis world. In 2021, she won the Colsanitas Cup title in Bogotá and reached the semifinals of the Toyota Thailand Open, and her performances this year were particularly impressive.
This year was mainly dedicated to ITF tournaments, which is a calendar of tennis tournaments for those who are starting out or are at an intermediate level and are looking to move up to compete in WTA tournaments. On this tour in 2022, Gatica won a tournament in Salinas, Ecuador. She is currently ranked 233, but aims to climb much higher next year.