Great game. On Friday, in the first shift, Diego Schwartzman will face Rafael Nadal in his first Grand Slam semifinal, right up against the historic king of slow courts, on the clay of Roland Garros. Will be an unmissable crash, to follow the signals of ESPN and ESPN Play.
In the first match of the Philippe-Chatrier stadium, the main one of the French Open, the Argentine will have a very high risk commitment, the most difficult of all in brick dust, since he will play with Nadal, owner of the record of 12 titles in said contest, to the best of five sets.
Schwartzman is coming off eliminating the Austrian Dominic Thiem, world No. 3 and champion of the recent US Open in a battle of five sets and more than five hours of high-flying action. The victory by 7-6 (1), 5-7, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5) and 6-2 put the Argentine in the semifinals of the French Open for the first time in his career and in a Grand Slam in general.
With this performance, Schwartzman joined the list of Argentine semifinalists at Roland Garros, the most traditional tournament for the region, as they are slow pitches, the favorites of most of its players.
For Schwartzman, this French Open will be burned into your memory, since he made sure to climb for the first time to the Top 10 of the ATP and already made sure to be the No. 8 in the world from next Monday in the world ranking.
The history between Schwartzman and Nadal favors the Spaniard 9-1. The Manacor southpaw won the first nine games, including the four between them in the Grand Slam, while the Argentine won the last one, a few weeks ago, in the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 in Rome. Therefore, a high-level crossing is coming.