The Argentine exhibited a great level in his triumph against the Spanish in the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 in Rome
September 19, 2020 Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShareSchwartzman's best points against Nadal
Diego Schwartzman gave the great blow of the tournament by winning the victory over Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 in Rome. The Argentine forcefully surpassed the number two in the world and a great favorite to win the title in the competition that precedes the Roland Garros Grand Slam.
The Spaniard had exhibited a high level tennis in his first two presentations in the Italic forum after almost seven months out of the circuit. In fact, he was considered the candidate to be crowned champion even despite the presence in the main draw of world number one, Serbian Novak Djokovic.
However, the Villa Crespo tennis player had a night of great inspiration and spread all his talent on the court to win a 6-2, 7-5 victory in a duel that lasted just over two hours. In total, the Argentine hit 31 winners and made only 17 unforced errors, to the unexpectedly weak record of his rival, who had 17 and 30, respectively.
This was Schwartzman's first win over Nadal on the ATP circuit as he had lost in all nine previous meetings so far.
In the semifinals on Sunday, the Argentine will face the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (14th), who has just eliminated the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals. In the other key, Serbian Novak Djokovic and Norwegian Casper Ruud will face each other .
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