Who are American tennis talent Marcos Giron's parents?

Tom Avery December 14, 2021
Who are American tennis talent Marcos Giron's parents?
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Continuing our growing trend of looking at ATP players who broke new ground in 2021, we take a look at American star Marcos Giron, including who his parents are.

The 28-year-old achieved a career-high ranking of number 57 and posted a personal-best 23 wins in 2021, which was highlighted by his first ATP Tour semi-final, which came at Sofia, Bulgaria.

In both 2020 and 2021, the American reached the third round of the ATP Masters 1000 Paris event after coming through qualifying, but it was at the 2020 event where Giron secured the biggest win of his career where he beat Matteo Berrettini.

Also in the French capital, Giron rallied from two-sets down and 5-1 down in the third, and saved three match points vs Grigor Dimitrov en-route to reaching the third round of 2021 Roland Garros.

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Giron made a remarkable rise up the rankings in 2019 where he started the year by winning the Orlando Challenger title as the world number 308 and ended 2019 with Houston Challenger title, where saved six match points against big serving veteran Ivo Karlovic, as the world number 123.

In the first Grand Slam of 2021, Giron gave Alexander Zverev in the Australian Open first round by taking a set off the German before going on to lose to the future Olympic champion in four sets.

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In his career-best run to the final four at Sofia, Giron defeated Jaume Munar, Alex de Minaur and John Millman before being ousted by an inspired Gael Monfils.

With his positive affiliation with Paris, Giron finished the 2021 ATP season by beating Frances Tiafoe and Diego Schwartzman en-route to the last eight of the Paris Masters before having his charge halted by ATP Finals participant Casper Ruud.

Who are Marcos Giron’s parents?

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Marcos started playing tennis at the age of six when his mother, Rosanna, fed him balls at a local park (ATP).

If he wasn’t a tennis player, Giron declared that he’d be a doctor like his father, Andres, because he likes helping people (ATP).

Giron played college tennis for UCLA from 2012 to 2014, capturing 2014 NCAA singles title before turning pro. He has overcome adversity after undergoing surgery on right hip in December 2015 and left hip in February 2016, missing first eight months of 2016 season.

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Whilst having all-time greats Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer as his idols, Giron is on the cusp of achieving his first short-term goal, which is to break into the world’s top 50.

Although he hasn’t gone beyond the third round of a Grand Slam, Giron has also targeted playing in the second week of Grand Slams and competing for ATP Tour titles.

After breaking new ground in 2021, Giron could possibly achieve all of his short-term goals in 2022.

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