Following the historic victory over Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, Diego Schwartzman again took a giant step forward at the Masters 1000 in Rome, defeating Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 5-7 and 7-6 (4) to access the grand finale of the contest that takes place in Italy.
At the end of the first set, Peque broke the Canadian and managed to get ahead in the match with a great performance. Already in the second set, Shapovalov began to raise his level and this was reflected in the result, since he matched the actions by staying with the next set by 7 to 5.
Finally, in the last set there was a situation not suitable for heart patients. Both the Argentine and the Canadian began to break their services and everything resulted in a passionate tie-break. In it, Diego managed to interpose himself before his rival, and therefore, obtain the pass to the grand final of the Rome contest.
In this way, the Argentine advanced to his ninth final on the ATP circuit, among which five in brick dust stand out. But without a doubt, this is the most important, as the Peque will define the title of a Masters 1000 for the first time in his career.
The duel will be against none other than Novak Djokovic, who eliminated Casper Ruud in the semifinal to advance to the grand final. In the clashes between the two, the world number one stayed with the previous four, but Schwartzman will want to end his losing streak against the Serbian to lift a new title in his career.