Garin impresses in Vina del Mar

  • Last Updated: February 6 2013, 7:35 GMT

Sixteen-year-old Christian Garin produced an assured display to move into the second round of the VTR Open in Vina del Mar, Chile.

Christian Garin: Assured display
Christian Garin: Assured display

The world number 920 showed no signs of nerves on his ATP Tour debut in front of his home crowd and claimed a 6-3 6-4 win over Serbian qualifier Dusan Lajovic.

Garin faced just two break points and wrapped up the win after 84 minutes to seal a clash with French third seed Jeremy Chardy.

Federico Delbonis set up a meeting with top seed Rafael Nadal after battling back to see off fellow Argentine Guido Pella 2-6 7-6 (7/4) 7-6 (7/1).

Nadal made his return to competitive tennis today after eight months out through injury and illness when he partnered Juan Monaco to a straight sets doubles victory over second seeds Frantisek Cermak and Lukas Dlouhy.

Eighth seed Carlos Berlocq was in imperious form as he blitzed past Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov 6-2 6-1, while former world number five Tommy Robredo eased to a 6-2 6-2 win over Spanish compatriot Pere Riba.

Albert Montanes edged out Nicolas Massu 6-7 (6/8) 6-3 6-4, while there were also wins for Horacio Zeballos and Guillaume Rufin.