What a match. What a battle. What a semifinalist. Diego schwartzman beat him a marathon five hours to Dominic Thiem at Roland Garros and is for the first time in the top four of a Grand Slam.
It was 7-6 (1), 5-7, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5) and 6-2 to No. 3 in the world, recent US Open champion and 2018 and 2019 Roland Garros finalist, to wait for Rafael Nadal or Jannik Sinner. A real battle of more than five hours.
Also, give the quality jump dreamed and it will be next Monday Top Ten for the first time in his career, being the Argentina’s 12th in singles and the first since Juan Martin del Potro in June of last year.
In a first set fought and even, the Argentine played a practically perfect tiebreak to close it 7-1. The second partial he continued in the same vein but fell on the European side at a time that Schwartzman may well have lost his temper completely: 7-5. In the third the Argentine had an interesting advantage but wasted the serve at 5-3 and the story seemed to cloud, like the day in Paris. Thiem broke him and steered the game into the tiebreaker: 7-6 (6). In the room the chances of the semifinals seemed to slip through their hands but it was when he held his racket stronger. He came down in the hand-to-hand definition, turned it around and took the tiebreak 7-5 (5).
The fifth partial It was the best that was seen for the Argentine. With almost five hours on the back, the 28-year-old Argentine needed 35 minutes to break Thiem’s strength and celebrate a victory with a 6-2 worthy of the instance they were playing.
Behind the stand up for the pandemic, he Small He lives his most dreamed weeks with victory against Rafael Nadal (after nine consecutive falls) in brick dust and for the first time and arrival at his first major final (of the Masters 1000 in Rome). The loss to Novak Djokovic today is an anecdote because Schwartzman add and go.