Garin saves five MPs in Chardy upset, Granollers through

Christian Garin emerged from the jaws of defeat to reach the US Men's Clay Court Championship quarterfinals.

Christian Garin will face Henri Laaksonen in the quarters.   -  Getty Images

Christian Garin saved five match points as he stunned Jeremy Chardy en route to the quarterfinals of the US Men's Clay Court Championship.

Garin was down 3-5 in the third set and fended off four match points before saving another in the tie-break as the Chilean prevailed 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (8-6).

Frenchman Chardy was wasteful in Houston, where he tallied 13 double faults in the three-hour marathon on Wednesday. Garin will face Henri Laaksonen in the quarters after the Swiss qualifier defeated Ryan Harrison 6-4, 7-5.

Marcel Granollers – the 2008 champion – advanced to his first quarterfinal since July after easing past Bernard Tomic 6-1, 6-2.

Granollers only needed 47 minutes to oust the Australian, converting all five break points he earned on the American clay midweek.

Casper Ruud – who shocked fourth seed Reilly Opelka 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 – awaits Granollers in the last eight of the ATP tournament.

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