Diego Schwartzman will seek to get into the US Open quarters

The porteño Diego schwartzman, number 14 in the ATP world rankings and eleventh seeded in the US Open, will be presented this sunday from 12 for the round of 16 of the New York Grand Slam against the Dutch Botic van de Zandschulp117 in the world.

The “Peque” comes from imposing his best tennis against the Slovak Alex Molcan (138º), one of five players who reached the third round after entering the main draw through the qualifying round, and easily beat him by 6-4, 6-3 and 6-3 to advance to the fourth round for the third time in his career.

The best South American tennis player of the moment only needed two hours and five minutes to achieve the victory that ensures that he is in the second week of the Open, the last Grand Slam tournament, in which last year he experienced the frustration of being eliminated in the first round.

“The truth is that it was a good victory for me against an unknown player, but with great power, and I needed this victory. I think my tennis goes from less to more and that is important in this type of tournament, “said Schwartzman after its success.

Van de Zandschulp, for his part, was the Rosario’s executioner Facundo Bagnis (80th) whom he beat 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 and 6-2 and prevented that in the fourth round there was an Argentine duel. The Dutchman had already given the surprise by previously removing the Norwegian Casper Ruud (11th), eighth seeded of the contest.

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“I have no doubt that it will be a difficult game,” Schwartzman said of the match against van de Zandschulp. “He has a tennis of great physical power and has also gone from less to more, I must be well prepared for Sunday,” he added.

Djokovic, with substitute

Serbian Novak Djokovic, number 1 in the tennis planet, is still alive by beating the Japanese in four sets Kei nishikori and access the round of 16 of the fourth and last Grand Slam of the season.

The 34-year-old tennis player had to overcome a difficult start and finally beat Nishikori (56th), with partials of 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 and 6-2, after three hours and 32 minutes of fighting at Arthur Ashe Stadium in the Flushing Meadows complex.

In this way, the Serbian got a curious record before the Japanese based in Bradenton, on the Florida peninsula: He beat him in the last 17 matches that they officially held.

Now, the background duels between the two players clearly favor Djokovic, with an unappealable 18-2, including a resounding 6-2 and 6-0 in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics, about a month ago.

The Serbian, who is in search of his 21st Grand Slam tournament, in the next round he will meet the surprising American Jenson Brooksby (99th), winner of Russian Aslan Karantsev (25th) by 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3 and 6-3.

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