You may have had to work more than expected, but the victory is worth gold and it was in your hands. Diego Schwartzman (15th) advanced to the third round of the Indian Wells Masters 1000 after beating Maxime Cressy (145th) in three sets by 6-2, 3-6 and 7-5 in more than two and a half hours of play.
The Argentine had had a brilliant start in the first set, in which he did not give respite to his rival, and little by little he was declining. Such is so his rival was 5-3, 40-15 in the last quarter, with a double match point, when the reaction of the albiceleste arose.
He overcame adversity and showed his hierarchy in California against the local tennis player, who came from beating Laslo Djere in the first round (47th).
A key triumph that, after the eliminations of Federico Coria (67th), Federico Delbonis (44th), Facundo Bagnis (74th) and Renzo Olivo (199th), allows Argentina to continue with the illusion of having a racket in action.
The curiosity of this party is that the brother of the American had his wedding wedding and the game ran the risk of not being played, since both events were superimposed on the 24-year-old tennis player and had chosen to withdraw in such a case. Finally, it could be disputed from the rearrangement of schedules.
In this way, the Argentine advanced for the second consecutive time to the third round of the American contest, so far what was his best mark in this tournament. In 2019 he had already reached this instance and then fell with Rafael Nadal.
His next appointment in the round of 16 will be against Daniel Evans (22nd), who beat Kei Nishikori (53rd) by 4-6, 6-3 and 6-4. He played only once against the Briton and the victory went to Schwartzman in three sets at the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati this year.