Diego schwartzman defeated Dominic Thiem 7-6 (1), 5-7, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5) and 6-2 to reach the semi-finals at Roland Garros for the first time in his career. From Monday, she will debut her place in the Top 10 of the ATP. At ESPN Tennis we are looking for five moments of his triumph against Thiem.
1-THE FABULOUS CLOSING OF THE FIRST SET
After a close first set, Schwartzman was cold and lethal in the definition: 7-1 against the champion of the last US Open to extend the Argentine’s streak without losing sets in the tournament.
2- THE FATID 5-4 OF THE SECOND SET
Peque had two simple balls and missed them. Then he had two set points and lost them. Thiem would win that game and then two more to close the second set 7-5.
3- “DON’T TELL ME ‘LET’S GO'”
Schwartzman was looking for answers at the close of the third set. He was 5-4 up but he couldn’t stop talking. And he made a very particular comment to his work team.
4-TIEBREAK OF THE FOURTH SET
Always up in the tiebreak, the Argentine was in a delicate situation: if he lost that set, end of the dream. He won 7-5, to take the best match of Roland Garros 2020 to a fifth set.
5-AN EXCELLENT CLOSING IN THE FIFTH SET
None of the four previous sets managed to be resolved before with the winner in 6 games. Peque was firmer and with more physical rest than his rival to achieve the final 6-2.