Garin stuns Zverev in Munich to claim 1st top-10 win

Marco Cecchinato of Italy serves the ball to Marton Fucsovics of Hungary during his quarterfinal match at the ATP tennis tournament in Munich, Germany, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Cristian Garin of Chile serves the ball during his quarterfinal match against Alexander Zverev of Germany at the ATP tennis tournament in Munich, Germany, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Alexander Zverev of Germany returns the ball to Cristian Garin of Chile during his quarterfinal match at the ATP tennis tournament in Munich, Germany, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Marton Fucsovics of Hungary returns the ball during his quarterfinal match against Marco Cecchinato of Italy at the ATP tennis tournament in Munich, Germany, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Alexander Zverev of Germany serves the ball to Cristian Garin of Chile during his quarterfinal match at the ATP tennis tournament in Munich, Germany, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Cristian Garin of Chile returns the ball during his quarterfinal match against Alexander Zverev of Germany at the ATP tennis tournament in Munich, Germany, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

MUNICH — 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 on Friday.

Garin, ranked 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. The 22-year-old 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, with Roger Federer taking his No. 3 ranking on Monday. Federer plays at the Madrid Masters next week.

Garin next faces third-seeded Marco Cecchinato, who rallied to beat Marton Fucsovics of Hungary 1-6, 7-5, 7-5. He saved one match point.

Fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut fought back to beat Guido Pella 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. He will face either three-time champion Philipp Kohlschreiber or Matteo Berrettini, who play later Friday, in the other semifinal.

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