Cristian Garin beats Cecchinato to reach Munich Open final

Cristian Garin, ranked 47 in the world, beat world number three and two-time Munich champion Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Cristian Garin returns to Marco Cecchinato during their semifinal match at the Munich Open.   -  AFP

Chile's Cristian Garin sprung a second surprise in two days at the Munich Open on Saturday, beating third seed Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-4 to reach the final of the clay court ATP tournament.

Garin, ranked 47 in the world, beat world number three and two-time Munich champion Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals on Friday before continuing his fine form against Cecchinato in a semifinal which was repeatedly interrupted by rain.

Ranked outside the top 200 just a year ago, Garin won his first ATP Tour title in Houston last month.

The 22-year-old Chilean will face Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut or Italy's Matteo Berrettini in Sunday's final.

The winner of the second semifinal will be forced to play back-to-back games on Sunday after Bautista Agut and Berrettini's meeting was postponed due to the rain.

Bautista Agut and Berrettini will now meet at 0900 GMT on Sunday morning.