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De Minaur crashes out of Wimbledon

Cristian Garin has shattered hopes of an all-Australian Wimbledon quarter-final with a dramatic five-set comeback victory over Alex de Minaur.

De Minaur relinquished a two-set advantage, then was unable to convert either of two match points in the deciding set of a sapping 2-6 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 7-6 (10-6) fourth-round loss to the unseeded Chilean on Monday.

It was a cruel exit after the 19th seed also led 3-1 in the third-set tiebreaker and 5-3 in the fifth-set super-tiebreaker before eventually succumbing after four hours and 36 minutes – the second-longest match of the tournament.

De Minaur was the first player at the 2022 championships to have let a two-sets-to-love lead slip.

Had he won, he could have played countryman Nick Kyrgios for a place in the semi-finals.

Kyrgios was playing American world No.56 Brandon Nakashima in his last-16 clash on Monday.

De Minaur had won all seven sets in his previous three meetings with Garin, including a 6-3 6-3 win over the world No.43 two weeks ago at Eastbourne.

The pattern continued in their latest encounter, with de Minaur having one foot in the quarter-finals after taking the opening two sets on court two.

Alas, he couldn’t finish off the job to equal his career-best grand slam charge to the 2020 US Open quarter-finals.

With inspired qualifier Jason Kubler and women’s No.1 Ajla Tomljanovic also in action on Monday, Australia had four players in Wimbledon’s fourth round for the first time since 1999.

Kubler continues his fairytale campaign against American 11th seed Taylor Fritz, while Tomljanovic takes on Alize Cornet, the Frenchwoman who sensationally removed world No.1 Iga Swiatek in the third round.

Kubler was be chasing a 20th victory from 22 matches, a golden stretch that started before the French Open, while Tomljanovic’s only loss in her past eight Wimbledon outings came against Ash Barty in last year’s quarter-finals.

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