Ahead of his much anticipated first round match against Rafael Nadal at the 2022 Australian Open, we take a look at Marcos Giron’s coach, girlfriend, and parents.
Marcos Giron is an American professional tennis player who burst onto the scene in the US in 2014 when he won the singles title at the 2014 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships for UCLA.
However, hip issues blighted his 2015 and 2016 seasons, with the tennis pro requiring surgery. In 2018, Giron bounced back and won his first two ATP Challenger Tour titles and reached the Round of 32 at the BNP Paribas Open as a qualifier. After a solid 2021, he now faces Rafael Nadal in the first round of the 2022 Australian Open.
His 2021 season explored
The right-handed 28-year-old appeared at the Australian Open last year, but lost in the first round to 6th seed Alexander Zverev in four sets. His next appearance in a Grand Slam was at the 2021 French Open, when he reached the third round.
Giron made the quarterfinals at the 2021 Halle Open before beating 8th seed John Millman at the 2021 Sofia Open to make his first career ATP tour-level semifinal. He lost to Gael Monfils but in November last year achieved a career-high singles ranking of No. 57.
Marcos Giron’s coach is Evan Lee
Marcos Giron’s coach is Evan Lee, who was a UCLA Men’s tennis team member (two-time conference champions, two-time NCAA semifinalists, ITA Scholar Athlete). He is also a former Director of Tennis at UCLA (2013 NCAA Finalists, 2014 NCAA Semifinalists, two-time Pac-12 champions).
Evan started coaching Marcos in 2018 and has coached him at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open. In 2021, Evan Lee also started coaching Bradley Klahn (USA), who has a career high ATP ranking of 63.
Speaking about Marcos coming back from his hip injury several years ago, Evan said: “Certainly you appreciate things a little more. I know he does coming off surgeries like that.”
“I think that’s probably one of the best things about him,” Lee said. “He always challenges himself to be better and holds himself to a high standard.”
Marcos’ strengths according to his coach
Speaking about Giron’s strengths, Lee added: “He’s a physical kid by nature. He has a really strong lower body and he uses it. I think that’s really something that helped set him apart.”
“I think he’s got a great serve for his size, he’s got a really nice forehand, really solid, his backhand is solid. But I think part of what makes him a tough out is how physical he can be… I’ve never seen him lose a match because he’s not fit enough. I’ve never seen that. And so I think his physicality and his stamina combined with those weapons, the will to win and really prove to people that he belongs is a dangerous formula.”
Marcos Giron’s parents and girlfriend
The tennis star was born on 24 July 1993, in Thousand Oaks, California. Marcos Giron’s parents are Rosanna Giron and Andres Giron, and he has a sister called Gabriela Giron.
He has been quite coy about his relationships in the past, but it is believed Marcos Giron’s girlfriend is called Becca. Marcos has never spoken publicly about Becca, but he has shared social media posts with her, although they are from 2017.
However, although her Instagram is private, Becca does have Marcos’ Instagram handle tagged in her bio, suggesting they are still together. Her bio includes a dog emoji as well as the words, ‘Adventures w/ Adobe-Wan Kenobi,’ who is presumably the couples’ dog.