Chile's Garin beats Italy's Mager in ATP Rio final

Chile's Cristian Garin advanced to the ATP Rio Open final on Sunday by defeating Croatia's Borna Coric

Chilean third seed Cristian Garin stretched his win streak to 10 matches with two victories Sunday, including a 7-6 (7/3), 7-5 triumph over Italy's Gianluca Mager in the ATP Rio Open final.

It was the second title in a row for Garin, who lifted the trophy two weeks ago at Cordoba, and the fourth of his career after the 23-year-old South American took crowns last year at Munich and Houston.

Garin topped Croatian fifth seed Borna Coric 6-4, 7-5 in an early Sunday finish of their rain-halted semi-final to advance on the Brazil clay while Mager outlasted Hungarian lucky loser Attila Balazs 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 7-6 (7/2) in the other Sunday semi finish.

Giant-killer Mager upset Australian Open runner-up and 2017 Rio champion Dominic Thiem, the world number four from Austria, in the quarter-finals.

Mager, a 128th-ranked qualifier playing in only his ninth career tour-level match, made the final by winning a rematch with 106th-ranked Balazs, whom he also beat in 6-0, 6-2 in the final round of qualifying.

Garin, ranked a career-best 25th this week, is set to crack the top 20 on Monday.