Chile’s Cristian Garin saved two match points before stunning two-time defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-4 5-7 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Munich Open.
The world No. 47 claimed his first win over a top-10 player and he might have claimed it sooner had he not squandered three match points in the second set on Friday.
The 22-year-old Chilean fought back from a break down in the final set and saved two match points before winning in more than two hours on the outdoor clay.
The defeat means Zverev will drop to fourth I the world rankings, with Roger Federer taking his No.3 ranking on Monday.
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Federer plays at the Madrid Masters next week.
Garin next faces third seed Marco Cecchinato, who rallied to beat Marton Fucsovics of Hungary 1-6 7-5 7-5 after saving one match point.
Matteo Berrettini defeated three-time champion Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6 7-5 6-4 and will face fourth seed Roberto Bautista Agut, who also fought back and beat Guido Pella 4-6 6-4 6-0.
In Estoril, top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas moved through to the semifinals with a 7-6(3) 6-4 win over Portugal’s Joaoa Domingues and will next face Belgian fourth seed David Goffin.
Spanish 19-year-old qualifier Alejandro Davidovich Fokina upset third seed Gael Monfils 6-7(3) 7-5 6-4, whilePablo Cuevas defeated Frances Tiafoe 6-0 6-7(5) 6-2.
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