Thanks to his victory over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene 6-4, 6-2 and 6-4 in the second round of Roland Garros, Diego Schwartzman equaled Guillermo Cañas in fifth place in the historical table of Argentine players with the most wins in Grand Slam tournaments.
Who tops the list is nothing more and nothing less than the legendary Guillermo Vilas. The left handed, winner of one Roland Garros, one US Open and two Australian Opens, adds a total of 139 wins in the various competitions Major.
His closest pursuer is a certain Juan Martin del Potro. The Tandil Tower, who is currently in full recovery from his knee operation and with his head set on reaching the Olympic Games, is only three games to reach the 100-win barrier in this type of championship. The former world number 3 was crowned in the US Open 2009 edition.
David nalbandian close the podium. The Cordoba, who knew how to reach the Wimbledon final in 2002, has a total of 86 games won in Grand Slam tournaments. Juan Ignacio Chela occupies the fourth position of this ranking. Within the 46 times he left the field as the winner, “el Flaco” managed to reach the quarter finals: Roland Garros twice and the remaining US Open. Who follows him on this list is not one, but two players. It’s about your ward Diego Schwartzman and Guillermo Cañas, both with 41 wins and with him French Open as the tournament in which they had their best performance. Small got between the best four, meanwhile Willy reached the quarterfinal three times.
Guillermo Coria (40) and Gastón Gaudio (36) they put the bow to this ranking. Both have the best tournament Roland Garros of the year 2004, where the final was 100% Argentine. El Gato recovered after being two sets to zero down and lifted the trophy.