Wimbledon 2022: Cristian Garin became the first man to fight back from 2 sets in the ongoing edition as he knocked out Alex de Minaur in the fourth round of men’s singles.
Wimbledon: Karin shocks Minaur after spectacular comeback, Rybakina in quarters (AP Photo)
- Christian Garin returns from 2 sets to beat Alex de Minaur
- Garin becomes first Chilean to reach Grand Slam quarters since 2009
- Elena Rybakina reaches the quarterfinals of Wimbledon for the first time
Chile’s Cristian Garin became the first man at Wimbledon 2022 to retreat from 2 sets as he stunned 19th seed Alex de Minaur of Australia in a men’s singles fourth-round match on Monday, July 4.
In an entertaining slugfest, Garin defeated De Minaur 2-6, 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-4, 7-6(6) to reach the quarter-finals. Garin received a standing ovation from the crowd on Court Two after a fighting victory in a match that lasted 4 hours and 34 minutes.
Garrin became the first Chilean to reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam since Fernando Gonzales achieved the feat in 2009.
Notably, Garin had never won a set against Alex de Minaur before Monday and continued to go down 1-3 in the third-set tie-breaker. However, Garin showed great spirit to secure the tie-breaker and turn the tide in his favour.
Unseeded Chile went down 5-3 in a first-to-10 fifth-set tiebreaker to win six consecutive points to take a 9-5 lead. He then changed his second match point to make it to the last eight.
Rybakina in quarters
Meanwhile, Elena Rybakina defeated Petra Martic 7-5, 6-3 on Court One to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time in her career.
17th-seeded Kazakhstan broke serve in the 12th game of the first set and then took a 4-2 lead in the second set. She finished with 13 with 26 winners for her Croatian rival.
Rybakina reached the French Open quarter-finals last year when she made her first appearance at the All England Club in the fourth round at Wimbledon.