Garin becomes stronger and goes for more in Munich

The Chilean advanced to the round of 16 after beating Koepfer

April 16, 2024

Cristian Garín celebrates a good day at the BMW Open, where he was champion in 2019.
By Staff

There is something that changes in Cristian Garín when he steps into the BMW Open. The Chilean, who won Munich in 2019, showed high-level passages and defeated the seventh seed Dominik Koepfer this Tuesday by 7-6(3) and 6-3.

Garin, who wants to make up ground to return to the Top 100 of the PIF ATP Rankings, managed to win 80 percent of the points with his first serve, showed solidity throughout the entire match and ended up signing the victory in just one hour and 38 minutes .

After starting a break down in the first set, Garin managed to recover his serve, react in time and stretch the lead to the tiebreak. There the Chilean was more accurate and took the first set.

With that advantage in his bag, a break in the sixth game led the Chilean to victory. For a place in the quarterfinals, Garin will face the American Alex Michelsen.

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Meanwhile, fifth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime saved a match point on Tuesday, beating local hope Maximilian Marterer 6-7(5), 7-6(6), 7-6(3) after three hours , 24 minutes.

“99% of the time you lose a game like that,” Auger-Aliassime said. “But today has gone in my favor.” The Canadian trailed 2-5 in the decisive set and served to stay in the match on three occasions.

“In the end, I was a little lucky,” said the Canadian, No. 34 in the PIF ATP Rankings, who will next face Taro Daniel, who beat Christopher O’Connell 6-3, 6-4.


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