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Garin upsets Chardy in marathon match at US Clay Court Champs

2019-04-11 07:32
Jeremy Chardy (AFP)

Houston - Christian Garin upset No 2 seed Jeremy Chardy to advance to the quarter-finals in one of the longest matches in history on Wednesday at the US Men's Clay Court Championship.

Garin saved five match points to defeat Chardy 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (9/7) in a match that lasted 3 hours and 5 minutes, the fourth-longest match in US Clay history.

Garin advances to face Henri Laaksonen, who beat Ryan Harrison 6-4, 7-5 in the second round.

Marcel Granollers, the 2008 US Clay champion, needed just 47 minutes to get past Bernard Tomic 6-1, 6-2 in the shortest second-round match in tournament history. Granollers will meet Casper Ruud, who upset No 4 seed Reilly Opelka 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals.

The quarter-finals begin on Thursday.

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