Munich Open: Garin shocks world number three Zverev in quarterfinals

After the stunning win over Alexander Zverev, Cristian Garin will face third seed Marco Cecchinato in the semifinal of the Munich Open on Saturday.

Cristian Garin is ranked 44 places below Alexander Zverev in the ATP rankings.   -  Getty Images

World number three Alexander Zverev suffered a shock defeat on home soil in the quarterfinals of the Munich Open on Friday, 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 semifinals, after the Italian battled to a 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over Hungary's Marton Fucscovics.