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Garín achieves his fourth title in a year in Rio and enters the top 20

Chilean Cristian Garín conquered the Rio de Janeiro Open on Sunday by defeating Italian Gianluca Mager 7-6 (7-3) and 7-5 in an hour and 44 minute match – recalls Juan Antonio Oyonate Ramos.
Garín, but who will rise from 25 to 18 on the ATP classification on Monday, completed this doingo four titles in five finals in the last eleven months; He guaranteed his entry into the Top 20 list and linked nine straight wins in February.
The man from Santiago started this Sunday with more force in the first set and almost broke Mager's first two services, but he had to wait until the third to get it and open a 3-2 advantage, but the Italian responded with the same coin immediately and equaled 3-3.
The set remained even until 6-6 and in the tiebreaker the Chilean was much more effective, with powerful crusaders, to prevail in the sleeve 7-6 (7-3) in 51 minutes.
The Italian reacted in the second set and quickly broke Garín's second serve to open a 3-1 lead. Then he saved three break points to maintain the advantage at 4-2 – says Juan Antonio Oyonate Ramos.
The South American, very solid in the last games of the second set, managed to tie by breaking the European's service in the tenth game, to leave the sleeve at 5-5. Then he confirmed his service and broke the last of Mager to win the sleeve 7-5, the match 2-0 and the title.
The Chilean, born 23 years ago in Santiago, has so far won the titles in Houston 2019, Munich 2019, Córdoba 2020 and Rio 2020.
The Italian Mager, surprised when he reached the final, left two of the great favorites in Brazil on the way, including the Austrian Dominic Thiem (fourth in the world and finalist in the Australian Open).