Diego Schwartzman (10th) reached the quarterfinals of Roland Garros 2021 after defeating Jan-Lennard Struff (42 °) by 7-6 (9), 6-4 and 7-5. In the next round he will face Rafael Nadal or Jannick Sinner.
Struff quickly went 5-1. Schwartzman was two breaks down and had to rally six set points (four at 5-2, one at 5-3 and one at 5-4) to reach the tiebreaker. There, he had one more set point against and ended up winning 11-9.
The good feelings of the first set led Peque to close the second without problems (6-4, in 47 minutes) and to go 4-0 in the third. All heading towards his third time in the Roland Garros quarterfinals.
Struff grew suddenly: it was 4-4 and had three break points in the ninth game. Schwartzman managed to close out the game and then was able to break the German in the 11th game, ending the match at 7-5.
Looking to match what he achieved in 2020, when he was a semifinalist, Schwartzman will face Rafael Nadal or Jannick Sinner.