Big-serving Chilean Nicolas Jarry is enjoying a breakthrough 2018 season. He reached his first ATP singles final in March and has made seven ATP-level quarterfinals so far this season. Following top 20 wins against Dominic Thiem and Albert Ramos-Vinolas, the 22-year-old set a career-high ranking of No.42 in August.
The eldest of five children, Jarry’s parents both played professional volleyball for Chile. His grandfather, Jaime Fillol, was a professional tennis player who reached a career-high ranking of No.14 in 1974. With his grandfather’s encouragement, Jarry began playing tennis and idolized Chilean players Nicolas Massu, Fernando Gonzalez and Adrian Garcia growing up.
Jarry achieved a career-high junior ranking of No.8 in 2013, but his transition into professional ranks was slowed by injuries. He broke into the world’s top 100 at the end of the 2017 season after recording consistent results on the ATP Challenger Tour, as well as qualifying at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon. He won his first ATP doubles title with competitor Hans Podlipnik-Castillo in February.
F: Sao Paulo
SF: Rio de Janeiro, Hamburg, Kitzbuhel
QF: Quito, Estoril, Winston-Salem