Garin stuns top seed Zverev in Munich Open

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Alexander Zverev reacts during his quaterfinal match against Cristian Garin; Getty Images
Cristian Garin saves two match points as he knocks out Alexander Zverev at the Munich Open.

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.

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The defeat means Zverev will drop to fourth I the world rankings, with Roger Federer taking his No.3 ranking on Monday.

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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