Roland Garros was dyed blue and white: the impressive day of Schwartzman and Podoroska


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Roland Garros was dyed blue and white: the impressive day of Schwartzman and Podoroska

Diego Schwartzman (14th) Y Nadia Podoroska (131 °) they staged two victories historical on the day of the Roland Garros quarter-finals. Is that they both beat two Top 10: Dominic Thiem (3rd) and Elina Svitolina (5th) to get into the semifinals French Open for the first time in their careers and climb the world rankings.

In the first turn of the Philippe-Chatrier, Podoroska faced the Ukrainian Svitolina, being the first Top 10 that she faced in her career. Rosario, who was coming at a steady pace in the tournament, beat her 6-2, 6-4. But in addition to the achievement of reaching the semifinals, a historical fact for her and for Argentine tennis (this had not happened in Paris since Paola Suarez in 2004), is that she also managed to secure entry to the Top 50 of the WTA ranking, something unthinkable at the beginning. of 2020 when the year 255 began.

On the side of Schwartzman, who continued the action of Philippe-Chatrier, his victory against Austrian Dominic Thiem had several condiments. The victory by 7-6 (1), 5-7, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5) and 6-2 left the Argentine in the semifinals of the French Open for the first time in his career and he will return to have an Argentine after Juan Martín Del Potro in the 2018 edition. In addition, another piece of information that will remain for the statistics will be the more than five hours that the tennis players played in these quarterfinals, being a record for both in their careers. With this victory “Peque” will make sure to enter the Top 10 after the completion of Roland Garros.

The arrival of both Argentines to the semifinals will repeat the precedent that occurred in the 2004 edition of Roland Garros, with Argentines in the semifinals of the men’s and women’s team. In that edition it was David Nalbandian, Guillermo Coria and Gastón Gaudio who said they were present in the male and Paola Suarez who made her appearance in the female.


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