Chile's Cristian Garin completed what he said was a special week by beating Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7/1) in the final of the Munich Open on Sunday to claim the second ATP tour title of his career.
“Everything was special for me this week, I will never forget this,” said Garin, as he was presented with a pair of Bavarian lederhosen upon his victory.
Ranked 47 in the world at the beginning of the tournament, Garin pulled off a string of surprises in Munich, knocking out world number three Alexander Zverev and third seed Marco Cecchinato on his way to the final.
The 22-year-old wobbled when serving for the match at 5-3 in the final set, but triumphed in the tie break to beat Berrettini in an enthralling final.
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Having been ranked outside the top 200 just a year ago, Garin won his first ever ATP tour title in Houston last month, becoming the first Chilean singles champion on the circuit in ten years.
Berrettini had earlier defeated Spanish fourth seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-2 in a semi-final held over from Saturday due to rain.
“Congratulations Matteo, you are a great fighter,” said Garin.
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