Indian Wells: Diego Schwartzman Passes Tough Test on California Cement Debut

Indian Wells: Diego Schwartzman Passes Tough Test on California Cement Debut

He defeated Ruuswuer in a nearly three-hour battle; In the third round, Isner will face off

Diego Schwartzman celebrated at the premiere in Indian Wells
Diego Schwartzman celebrated at the premiere in Indian Wells

Diego Schwartzman He made his debut with effort and advanced to the third stage Indian Wells Masters 1000 The Finn defeated Emil Ruuswuer 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. El Pecke, who ranks 14th in the ATP world rankings, had two hours and 41 minutes to fight to remove the young Russovor (70th).

The Buenos Aires tennis player, who made his debut directly in the second round of the California tournament in the fourteenth seed, will be evaluated in the third round of the California competition with the powerful American server John Isner (23), who defeated his compatriot Sam. Queer (114th) 7-6 (8-6) and 7-6 (7-2). Schwartzman and Isner set just one precedent in the 2017 Paris-Bersey Masters 1000, the North American winning three sets.

Schwartzman and Ruuswuor scored a curious point in the crucial part of the match. The Finn led 3-4 and gave the Argentine the lead when he approached the Argentine in the backhand, which brought him back as far as possible. The game was played in the net by Ruusuvuor to determine the shot, but he threw the shot, lifted the ball and seemed to be about to leave the field. At that moment, Finn seemed to give up the point and turn around and regret the mistake. But the ball fell on Schwarzman’s field; The attentive Argentine responded with a counterattack that stopped the opponent and thus received a decisive break to make it 5-3 and then serve for the match.

Up to this point, Schwartzman had taken a long time to break through to Finn, who took the first set. But the Argentine, who reached the quarter-finals of this tournament in 2021, managed to confront the duel and Roussouvor on the bottom by crossing his back.

El Peque Schwartzman also continued to do very well on solid courts: he has not lost his hard court debut since. A year ago, in 2021 in Acapulco, he made his debut on this surface with 13 wins. Რ as He is the only Argentine left in the drawAs Facundo Bagnisi (82nd) ​​said goodbye in the second round to South African Lloyd Harry (32) with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 loss that ended a seven-match losing streak.

Source: La Nacion

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