Thomas Barrios analyzed his historic triumph over Slovak Filip Horanski, which allowed him qualify for the first time in his career to the main draw at the Australian Open.
“I’m very happy. I did not expect to start the year like this, on a hard court, where I had not won many games. I had a very important evolution ”, remarked the chillanejo, who highlighted the importance of the ATP Cup for his game.
“I did not compete for two months and it helped me to play three doubles matches, you feel the adrenaline and all that. With the team that we were, we are very close, we are all friends and he feels that he is being supported by the outside world ”. said Tomás Barrios, who sees notable improvements in the game played in Australia.
“These three games I played very well. I am serving much better than last year, that has made it easier for me to earn free points and play more relaxed in the return ”, stated the number 4 of Chile.
Tomás Barrios values the “Chilean army” in Australia
With his triumph and that of Alejandro Tabilo, there are three Chileans who will compete in the men’s main draw of the first Grand Slam of the year. Something that It had not happened in any of the four great tennis players since Roland Garros 2010, 12 years ago.
“Hopefully for Chilean tennis this is a small boom. Alejandro and I have been playing very well, Garín why speak since he has been in the top 20 for a while. It could be something very important, “said the 24-year-old to the ADN Deportes consultation in Melbourne.
In addition, he recognized the importance that competing in cement will have for his campaign. “It gives me a lot of confidence to start the year like this. Last year I avoided playing on that surface a bit and this year I want to play more on concrete and try more in ATP tournaments ”, closed the rookie in the main draw of the Australian Open.