Garin On ATP Cup: 'It Is One Of My Favourite Tournaments'
“I have been having [a] good off-season," Garin said in Chile's pre-tournament press conference. "I have been practising well. I ended last season with an injury, so it took a while to recover, but last month it was so good for me. I have been practising well, playing matches, practice matches, and I have been doing well. [ I am] healthy.”
The World No. 17, who has played just five matches since the US Open in September due to injury, is excited to return to competitive action as he makes his second appearance at the 16-team event.
“It’s amazing to be playing with the best players,” Garin said. “This tournament is one of my favourite tournaments. It's amazing to represent my country and play with the best players, so I just want to improve, playing against the best.
"I think our group is very tough, but we have our chances. I think we are playing well. We are a very young team, and we know each other pretty well, so I only want to compete. I will go out there and give my best.”
Jorge Aguilar will captain Chile and is relishing the challenge in Australia, saying: “I look forward to the first tie against Spain. I think Cristian has had a very good off-season and he's very willing to do well here. Plus, we have a very good spirit among the team, good teamwork.”