Van de Zandschulp wrote history in Dutch tennis


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Van de Zandschulp wrote history in Dutch tennis

ANDDutch Botic Van de Zandschulp (117th) defeated Argentine Diego Schwartzman (14th) in an exciting match and became the ninth player of his nationality to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era, the first since 2004, when Sjeng Schalken did it at Wimbledon.

Unknown on the top circuit, where he debuted and got his triumphant debut in Melbourne this year, against local Tristan Schoolkate, the once Challenger-level champion, who qualified for the four major competitions in 2021 through qualifying, joined a long list of national representatives led by Amsterdammer Tom Okker, former number three on the planet and owner of 35 ATP titles, who played 11 chances in the quarterfinals of a Major (two at the Australian Open, two at Roland Garros, five at Wimbledon and two at the US Open).

Registration is completed Richard Krajicek (nine, one at the Australian Open, two at Roland Garros, three at Wimbledon and three at the US Open), Sjeng schalken (five, three at Wimbledon and two at US Open), Michiel Schapers (two, both at Australian Open), Jacco eltingh (two, one at the Australian Open and one at Wimbledon), Paul Haarhuis (one, in US Open), Jan Siemerink (one, at Wimbledon) and Martin Verkerk (one, at Roland Garros).

In addition, the one born 25 years ago in Waneningen, a small town located in the province of Gueldres, became the third player from the qualifying stage who will play the second week of the US tournament: the previous ones had been French Nicolas Escudé, in 1999 (he fell to Andre Agassi), and the Luxembourgish Gilles Muller, in 2008 (he succumbed to Roger Federer).


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