Chilean talent Garin springs second surprise in Munich

Munich (Germany) (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 quarter-finals on Friday before continuing his fine form against Cecchinato in a semi-final 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.