Diego Schwartzman had an outstanding performance. From less to more, but always in great shape, he edged South African Kevin Anderson 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the third round of the US Open. The game was the most particular of the day: due to the strong storms in New York he stopped three times at the Louis Armstrong Stadium because there were leaks and, almost two hours later, it ended at the Arthur Ashe.
It can be said that the interval favored the Argentine. After an even and even first set, which even started with a break from the African giant, the world number 14 stood out for the rest of the match and closed an excellent performance. He was solid from the return and gave up his serve only once, obtaining more than 70% of the points played with the first serve.
After this happy ending at midnight in New York, Schwartzman, who confessed not understanding anything about everything that happened in the middle, will face the surprising Slovak Alex Molcan (138 °) this Friday, who fell to Novak Djokovic in the ATP 250 final Belgrade 2021, his best performance on the circuit. The adventure to defend the 360 points of the US Open 2019 continues and, if he continues to advance, he will not have seeded players in front of him until at least the quarterfinals.