Nicolas Jarry

Nicolas Jarry is a Chilean professional tennis player, who has competed on the ATP Tour since 2014.

Date of Birth: 11 October 1995
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Residence: Santiago, Chile
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2014

Nicolas Jarry is a Chilean professional tennis player who was born on October 11, 1995, in Santiago, the capital of Chile. Tennis runs deep in Jarry’s family, with grandfather Jaime Fillol winning seven professional titles and Uncle Jaime Fillol Jr also playing professionally.

This early introduction to the sport had a great impact on him, as he picked up a racquet when very young, keen to get playing on the junior circuit. The Chilean did indeed enjoy success on the junior tour, as he reached the final of the Roland Garros boys’ doubles tournament.

Even before turning pro, he was representing his country on the world stage as well, being called up for his Davis Cup debut in 2013. It was not long before the South American was playing on the professional tour, though, with his debut at an ATP tournament coming in Ecuador.

The next few years saw him concentrate on the ATP Challenger Tour in order for him to be able to access further tournaments, with his hard work paying off in 2017 when he made his Grand Slam debut at the French Open.

After a couple more years of hard graft, the Chilean was really starting to see results at the main ATP tournaments, including titles. The first time his name was etched into a bit of ATP silverware came in 2019 when he lifted the Bastad Open title after not dropping a set all tournament.

It was not the case that this first victory opened the floodgates; however, he had to wait four years to taste the sweet taste of a tournament win for the next time. But that wasn't because of a dip in form but because of a positive test for Ligandrol and Stanozolol, which came during the Davis Cup Finals.

The Chilean player was suspended from January 14, 2020, but he would challenge the ruling. He was successful in doing that, as he was cleared of the suspension, with his ban expiring on November 15, 2020. Although his ban didn't last for long, it technically reseted Jarry's career, and he had to start over again, but found his footing quite quickly.

2023 saw him win two ATP titles in total, and one could say this was his best season on the Tour. It was not just in terms of the trophies that Jarry excelled in 2023. He also did the best he has done at all four of the Grand Slams, reaching the third round in Australia, Wimbledon, and New York, while he got to the fourth round in Paris.

The Chilean managed to ride this wave of form going into 2024, achieving his career-high ranking of 18 in January. Despite not having won a host of trophies as of yet on the main tour, Jarry certainly is knocking hardly on the door of the top of the sport, and he certainly is one to watch closely in the coming years.

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