Roland Garros: Schwartzman advanced to the round of 16

The Argentine Diego Schwartzman defeated the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 6-1 and 6-2 and qualified for the round of 16 of the Roland Garros contest where he will face the winner of the match between Novak Djokovic and Aljaz Bedene.

The national tennis player had a forceful performance in a match that lasted two hours and 15 minutes during which there were unforced errors for each one: 59 by Dimitrov against 20 by Schwartzman.

At the end of the match, “Peque” said: “Thank you all for generating this incredible atmosphere in this stadium. We recently played with Grigor and he dominated me, today things changed, I improved a lot. Yesterday I thought a lot about this match, the conditions They helped me, the field was slower, but I was very focused. At the beginning of the third, things were happening to him, but I made an effort and it happened. I had a great game”.

Schwartzman is the first of the 16 Latin Americans to qualify for the fourth round and said: “I love playing in Paris, it is the most beautiful city of all. It always makes me happy to come back, I have reached the semi-finals here, where I lost to Rafa Nadal, I don’t know how many times I’ve lost to Rafa already! I’m very happy, enjoying every moment, every victory, you can see me, it’s remarkable that I’m happy in Paris.”

When asked about playing against Djokovic in the Round of 16, he said: “We played here with Novak, I lost in five, but I’m confident, I’m ready to win, now it’s time to recover and play. That’s what it’s all about.”

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