Diego Schwartzman (15th) got a ticket to the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells Masters 1000 after winning a sensational match against perhaps the best tennis player of the year. He beat the Nordic Casper Ruud with partials of 6-3 and 6-3 and waits for Cameron Norrie (26th) or Tommy Paul (60th) to meet his next opponent.
With passages of good tennis but above all things with a lot of physical and mental wear, Diego Schwartzman reached the round of 16 in the California desert. It was not easy, far from it: for that he reversed two match points against in the first round against Maxime Cressy and then overcame a set and break down in the second phase against Daniel Evans.
But El Peque is a player prepared for big battles and he showed it this way again: this time against Casper Ruud (10th), the Norwegian who is going through the best moment of his career and who won five titles in the season (top winner).
The Argentine, former 8 of the world (today 15), played the best game so far in Indian Wells, for many the fifth Grand Slam, and he won after an hour and 43 minutes of intense and entertaining tennis. In this way, he achieved his first victory against a Top ten so far this year and reached the quarter-finals for the first time in this tournament.
Combative, calm and eager for glory, Schwartzman continues his journey in the United States and why he does not dream of winning his first contest of this magnitude (He was a finalist in Rome 2020). In addition, the Peque (28 years old) He reached his 200th career triumph and became the third Argentine up to the quarterfinals in California in the last ten years: before David Nalbandian and Juan Martín Del Potro.
Juan Ignacio Chela’s ward he will face off with the winner of the engagement between Cameron Norrie and Tommy Paul: with the British he has a negative record (1-2), while with the American there are no confrontations. Schwartzman, excited and firm in Indian Wells.