Schwartzman storm passes Dimitrov in Roland Garros 2022

Diego Schwartzman won just three games against Dimitrov in the second round of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament earlier this month.

Diego Schwartzman celebrates a point; Credit: [email protected]

Diego Schwartzman avenged his Madrid defeat to Grigor Dimitrov with a savage performance against the Bulgarian on Friday at Roland Garros. The Argentine won just three games against Dimitrov in the second round of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament earlier this month in the Spanish capital, but he spectacularly reversed the tables in Paris, advancing 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 to reach the fourth round.

The tournament so far

Argentinian Diego Schwartzman, the No 15 seed, moved into the third round of Roland-Garros by pulling off a miraculous comeback to beat Spaniard Jaume Munar 2-6, 6-7 [3], 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. While Dimitrov came in with two straight-set wins against Borna Coric 6-0, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the third round of Roland-Garros at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris. On a crowded Court Simonne Mathieu, though, it was the 15th seed who looked the freshest throughout.

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Highlights

The 29-year-old Argentinian hammered his impermeable groundstrokes with regularity and power, forcing the 31-year-old into mistakes and improved his ATP head to head record to 2-3. Schwartzman displayed a fantastic game, outplaying Dimitrov and advancing 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 to reach the fourth round. After his two-hour, seventeen-minute victory, the World No. 16 might meet Novak Djokovic in the fourth round. Later on Friday, the Serbian will face Aljaz Bedene.

Schwartzman has typically played his best tennis in Paris, reaching his sole Grand Slam semi-final in 2020 after reaching the last eight a year before. Earlier this season, the four-time tour-level champion reached clay-court finals in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.




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