Match Reaction

Jarry 'motivated' for more after Rome breakthrough

Chilean lost to Zverev in first Masters 1000 final
May 19, 2024
Nicolas Jarry will climb to No. 16 in the PIF ATP Rankings on Monday.
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Nicolas Jarry will climb to No. 16 in the PIF ATP Rankings on Monday. By ATP Staff

Nicolas Jarry broke new ground at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, where he advanced to his first ATP Masters 1000 final before falling to Alexander Zverev.

Set to rise to a career-high No. 16 in the PIF ATP Rankings on Monday, Jarry is hungry for more after becoming the first Chilean to reach an ATP Masters 1000 title match since Fernando Gonzalez in 2007.

“My feeling right now is I want to go to Roland Garros and play better because I know I can play better and do good there,” Jarry said on Sunday. “I'm very motivated. That's how I am right now.”

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Jarry had never advanced beyond the quarter-finals at an ATP Masters 1000 event before this week, but played aggressively in Rome to defeat seeds Stefanos Tsitsipas and Tommy Paul.

The 28-year-old was unable to cope with Zverev’s power and serve, with the German winning 95 per cent (37/39) of points behind his first delivery. Jarry believes Zverev’s serve was the difference in the match.

“I think his percentage of first serve was pretty high,” Jarry said. “I don't know how much it was, but I felt that I didn't have enough chances. His service, apart from being very good, is very different from all the other serves. He takes the ball very high, so the bounce is very special. It took me time to get the trajectory of it.

“At the end I felt I had it more. I think I got one 30-All and it got a (indiscernible) point. I needed a little bit more time to get used to it. I think that's where it all went through.”

Jarry, who is a three-time tour-level titlist, will next play at Roland Garros.

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