In Rome, Diego Schwartzman already achieved one of the greatest achievements of his career: defeating Rafael Nadal. And now, in his first Masters 1000 final, he has another difficult mission: to beat Novak Djokovic for the first time.
Peque played four times against the Serbian and never beat him. The first was at the US Open in 2014. There, the now number one in the world, defeated him by a resounding 6-1, 6-2 and 6-4.
The second, three years later, was at Roland Garros, no more, no less, and Schwartzman had a very high level and forced five sets against Djokovic. But finally the European ended up taking it 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 and 6-1.
In 2019, precisely in Rome, they met again and Djokovic had to fight again: 6-3, 6-7 (2) and 6-3. And the last one was this season at the Australian Open. At that time there were no doubts about the Serbian: 6-3, 6-4 and 6-4.
In this tournament Schwartzman broke the streak he had with Nadal, which was 9-0 down. Can he do the same with Djokovic? The Peque can do everything.