Garin beats Berrettini to win Munich Open final

Cristian Garin of Chile poses with the trophy of the Munich ATP tennis tournament wearing a pair of traditional Bavarian pants after defeating Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the final match, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Cristian Garin of Chile holds the trophy of the ATP tennis tournament after defeating Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the final match, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Cristian Garin of Chile receives the key for the winner's car at the Munich ATP tennis tournament, after defeating Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the final match, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Cristian Garin of Chile celebrates after winning a point Italy's Matteo Berrettini during the final match of the ATP tennis tournament in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Cristian Garin of Chile celebrates after defeating Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the final match of the ATP tennis tournament in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Cristian Garin of Chile celebrates defeating Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the final match of the ATP tennis tournament in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Cristian Garin of Chile celebrates after defeating Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the final match of the ATP tennis tournament in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

MUNICH — Cristian Garin of Chile defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (1) to win the Munich Open final on Sunday, less than a month after he claimed his first ATP title in Houston.

The 22-year-old Garin saved eight of 10 break points he faced and kept his best tennis for the tiebreaker to end the Italian's nine-match winning run.

Berrettini earlier defeated fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-2 in their rain-postponed semifinal.

Ranked No. 47, Garin had saved two match points in ousting the two-time defending champion and world No. 3 Alexander Zverev on Friday and he followed up by beating third-seeded Marco Cecchinato in Saturday's semifinal.

Garin was ranked 92nd just over two months ago but is projected to rise to a career-high 33 on Monday. With his win over 37th-ranked Berrettini, Garin has matched Guido Pella's tour-leading tally of 19 wins on clay this year.

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