Tennis: Garin shocks world number three Zverev in Munich quarter-finals

Garin serves to Germanu's Alexander Zverev.
Garin serves to Germanu's Alexander Zverev.PHOTO: DPA

BERLIN (AFP) - World number three Alexander Zverev suffered a shock defeat on home soil in the quarter-finals of the Munich Open on Friday (May 3), losing 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 to Chile's Cristian Garin.

Garin, ranked 44 places below Zverev in the ATP rankings, wasted three match points in the second set and survived two himself at 4-5 down in the third on his way to a deserved victory over reigning ATP Finals champion Zverev.

The surprise loss was a first defeat in ten matches on the clay courts of Munich for Zverev, and put an end to his hopes of winning a record third successive title in the city.

Garin will face third seed Marco Cecchinato in the semi-finals, after the Italian battled to a 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over Hungary's Marton Fucscovics.