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Cristian Garin upsets second seed Daniil Medvedev Thursday in Madrid.

Garin Takes Out Medvedev In Madrid

The Chilean reaches his second ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final

Cristian Garin equalled the biggest win of his career on Thursday when he defeated World No. 3 Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-1 at the Mutua Madrid Open.

The Chilean broke the Russian twice in the third set to reach the quarter-finals after 2 hours and 30 minutes. Garin won 75 per cent of his service points, hit six aces and faced just one break point.

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This is Garin’s second victory against a World No. 3. En route to the 2019 BMW Open title in Munich, the Santiago native outlasted two-time defending champion Alexander Zverev in three sets.

Garin will meet Belgrade champion Matteo Berrettini or Federico Delbonis for a place in his first ATP Masters 1000 semi-final. The 24-year-old is tied at 1-1 in his ATP Head2Head series against Berrettini and won his only previous match against Delbonis en route to last year’s Rio Open presented by Claro trophy.

Medvedev was aiming to reach his first quarter-final in Madrid. The Russian rallied from a set down to beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Wednesday to earn his first victory in the Spanish capital.

The first set went Garin’s way after a loose service game from Medvedev early on at 1-1. The second set saw no breaks of serve and Medvedev took charge of the tie-break by attacking Garin’s backhand. It was all Garin in the third set, as he broke Medvedev twice and controlled his nerves during a five-minute delay when the net strap broke at deuce in the final game. 

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