Meet Cristian Garin's parents and girlfriend ahead of Wimbledon quarterfinal

Joshua Rogers July 6, 2022
Meet Cristian Garin's parents and girlfriend ahead of Wimbledon quarterfinal
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The unseeded Chilean has gone under the radar and now finds himself in a Wimbledon quarter-final. We find out more about Cristian Garin’s parents and girlfriend Melanie Goldberg.

Cristian Garin is into his first ever Grand Slam quarter-final, where he will take on Australian Nick Kyrgios. Cristian is the current Chilean No. 1, and has been ranked as highly as world no.17, which he achieved in September 2021.

Garin is known as a clay court specialist, and has won five ATP Tour titles on the surface. He won his maiden ATP Tour title at the 2019 US Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas, after beating Casper Rudd.

In 2020 he won the Córdoba Open after beating world no. 14 Diego Schwartzman in the final. Shortly after he won his first ATP 500 title at the 2020 Rio Open, defeating Gianluca Mager.

In 2021, he won his fifth career ATP tour title at the Chile Open by beating Facundo Bagnis in the final.

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Meet Cristian Garin’s parents

The Chilean was born in the country’s capital, Santiago, on 30 May 1996. Cristian Garin’s parents are father Sergio Garin, and mother, Anna Claudia Medon.

Cristian Garin’s parents are both engineers and introduced him to the sport of tennis when he was just five years old.

The rising tennis star also has a brother, Sebastian Garin, and the family have appeared at various tennis tournaments over the years.

In 2021 he shared an Instagram post with his mum, dad, and brother after winning the Chile Open. He paid tribute to his mother in particular with the caption: “You have always been there supporting me and you always will be”:

Cristian Garin’s girlfriend is Melanie Goldberg

According to Tennis Majors, Cristian Garin’s girlfriend is Melanie Goldberg. Melanie reportedly works in events, and appears to have been dating Cristian for at least a year.

Cristian first shared a photo with Melanie in March 2021. He shared several photos of them together with a love heart emoji as the caption:

In December 2021 he shared a birthday message to Melanie.

“Happy birthday my love! Love you,” he captioned a picture of the couple.

Melanie Goldberg has been posting on social networks since late March 2021.

His run at this year’s Wimbledon

Cristian has quietly gone about his business at Wimbledon this year and now finds himself in the quarter-finals. He has caused a number of upsets along the way too, knocking out 29th seed Jenson Brooksby and 19th seed Alex de Minaur.

Cristian, who also goes by the nickname “Gago” or “Tatan”, has certainly felt the love at SW19 this year.

“Every match I play here in Wimbledon since I remember, there’s always Chileans. Yeah, it’s amazing,” he said after his impressive win over De Minaur in the Round of 16.

The unseeded 26-year-old now faces Nick Kyrgios, one of the most unpredictable and explosive players on tour. However, his quality isn’t lost on Garin, who refuses to underestimate his opponent.

“Kyrgios is one of the guys I like to watch. For me, Nick is one of the best on grass,” he said.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.