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Toni Nadal, his uncle and coach, has said this year’s French Open will be much like Nadal’s first _ meaning there will be nerves.

Others have noted that the weak field in Chile is much like Nadal would face in a sweep through the first week of the French Open.

Chile, without a top player since Fernando Gonzalez retired last year, has a new hope in 16-year-old Christian Garin.

Garin defeated Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round. He is only the fifth 16-or-under player to win in an ATP Tour event since 2000.

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