It was a defeat against the homeowner and A blow to Chilean enthusiasm. Nicolas Massu’s team lost 3-0 to Italy, in Bologna, when Nicolas Jarry and the duo of Alejandro Tabello and Tomas Barrios Vera went down. First thing in the morning, Christian Jarin released his first single. The top two reported a negative day, after very close duels indoors and on hard surfaces.
In all three matches of the series, there was a comeback for the hosts, much to the delight of their fans and the disappointment of the Chileans. First, Jarin was unable to beat the rising Matteo Arnaldi, then Jarin was overtaken by Lorenzo Sonego, and finally the two-way point was in the hands of Sonego and Lorenzo Musetti.
For Jarry, the Chilean No. 1 and 22 in the world, it came as a shock. He explained: “I tried to push myself to the maximum, and these are the most difficult defeats this sport has suffered. I fought and gave myself chances, but I had no chance.”
“I have nothing to blame myself for. He played very well, and things went when they should. It hurts because I was one inch away from winning, but it wasn’t over until the last point. He used the court very well for his team.” “. The Chilean said in a press conference.
“I don’t think I lost the match because I had a match point, and that doesn’t mean the match is in my hands. This is tennis, it was on serve, and that chance I had on the second serve was put on the line.” “And it made me doubt. I fought, I gave myself chances, and I didn’t have any chances there. You have to accept, believe that I gave everything, fought until the end, and sometimes I played very well, and think about that.” He pointed out that this is a positive thing, not a negative thing, because it hurts.
Meanwhile, Jarin left his impressions: “Playing the Davis Cup for Chile is a pride and an honour, and losing these matches is very painful.”
He added, “I feel like I was close. In the second set, there were many opportunities that went to waste. I felt like I was going to win it, and I lost a challenge by millimeters. The opponent was playing with the audience in his favor.” “It’s been very closed, and it hasn’t been on my side lately. I tried to do my best, but I felt like I was too close,” he said.
“Last year I was injured for two months, this year almost three months. In a year, five months without tennis is a long time. I come with these matches that I have to finish, in order to win, and something happens. It’s frustrating. Because “I try day after day to be more professional and work better, but in these last matches I did not win.”
Now they have a chance for personal revenge. On Saturday, Chile will face Canada, the current champion, in search of a chance to qualify for the November finals in Malaga.