Diego Schwartzman had a dream 2020: He beat Nadal on brick dust, he was a finalist in a Masters 1000, he was a semi-finalist at Roland Garros, he reached the Top 10 and he played the ATP Finals. In 2021, he achieved his first title in Argentina and is also the protagonist of a curious fact.
Three players had their first career win against a Top 10 against Schwartzman. They are Aslon Karatsev, Lorenzo Musetti and Sebastian Korda.
Karatsev, the great appearance of 2021, beat the Argentine in the third round of Australia 6-3, 6-3 and 6-3. The Russian would end up reaching the semifinal of the first Grand Slam of the season, where he would fall to Novak Djokovic, champion of the tournament.
The Russian won in straight sets and is in the round of 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time.
Musetti, the young Italian wonder, faced Peque in the second round of Acapulco and won 6-3, 2-6 and 6-4. Musetti would end up reaching the semifinal, where he would fall to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Sebastian Korda had just eliminated Fabio Fognini and Karatsev himself at the Masters 1000 in Miami. In the round of 16, Petr’s son played a great game and won 6-3, 4-6 and 7-5. In the quarterfinals he will face Andrey Rublev, fourth favorite of the tournament.