Schwartzman beat Tiafoe and continues his dream in Cincinnati


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Schwartzman beat Tiafoe and continues his dream in Cincinnati

Diego Schwartzman (14th) had a good performance again and eliminated local Frances Tiafoe (51st) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to advance, for the second time in his career, to the round of 16 of the Cincinnati Masters 1000. This Thursday he will face Casper Ruud (11th), who beat Reilly Opelka (23rd) in the round of 64.

The Cincinnati night witnessed a very exciting battle between the Argentine and the local. The first set was completely turned over to the side of Schwartzman, who found variations and imposed his game with a lot of rhythm and changes of direction. Anyway, Tiafoe managed to get into the game, largely because of the extra motivation that the public gave him, and Together with Peque they gave a great show during the 2 hours and 11 minutes that the game lasted. For minimal details and a little more decision, breaking at 5-4 of the deciding set, the former world number 8 took it and secured his place in the top 16.

In search of their first quarter-finals of the season at the Masters 1000 level, The Peque will have a tough nut to crack like Ruud is. The history favors the albiceleste 4-1, but only one of them was played on hard courts and it was precisely in Cincinnati 2020. At that time, Schwartzman prevailed in straight sets. This Thursday, around 16 in Argentina, the Norwegian will seek revenge.


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