The Argentine, number 15 in the world, gave up the first set to Daniel Evans (22nd) but recovered in time and made it to the knockout stages of the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells. The Peque won with partials of 5-7, 6-4 and 6-0 after two hours and 18 minutes.
He knows how to fight. Schwartzman showed a lot of character to overcome a meeting that had it set down and break against in the second set. However, just as he did in his first round match against Maxime Cressy (he raised two match points), he found a way to get ahead in time.
With this victory, the best South American in the world will play the round of 16 for the first time in the California desert: his best performance had been the third round in 2019, when he was eliminated by Rafael Nadal.
Schwartzman took the lead in the match after a lot of work and ended up eliminating the Briton with a streak of 10 consecutive games. In the next instance he will face Casper Ruud (10th) with the aim of continuing to increase his illusion.
It should be remembered that the best record of the Argentine in Masters 1000 tournaments was in Rome 2020, where he beat Nadal in the quarterfinals and then fell in the definition for the title with Novak Djokovic.