Dominic Thiem arrived at Paris confidently after winning the US Open 2020. However, the Austrian’s run came to an end with defeat against Diego Schwartzman, in an epic battle between them. Additionally, Schwartzman won the match by 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.
Even after defeating world number three, Schwartzman had all praise for Thiem and hailed him as one of the best in the game. However, he also said that he deserved to win the match.
While Diego did not play his best game, it was just enough for him to get over the line. The match, which went on for over five hours, surely deserved a winner.
Additionally, after the match, Schwartzman said, “Dominic is one of the best players right now in the world. He won the last Grand Slam and is a two-time finalist here, and I have a lot of respect for him.”
“This Night, I Deserved To Win”- Diego Schwartzman
Besides, he also added, “That is why this match is very important for me. I played a few five-setters here, and I was never able to win. I think in the end this, this night, I deserved to win.”
After the match, Thiem, who is good friends with Schwartzman, said, “I mean, we both gave everything. The thing in tennis is that there is one loser, one winner. Despite (being) so disappointed, I’m still happy for him.”
Thiem also added, “To be honest, I was over the limit today,” describing himself as “physically and mentally on edge.”
With this win, Schwartzman will play in his first-ever Grand Slam semi-final, where he will be facing world number 2, Rafael Nadal.
While Nadal is the favorite to win the tournament, but he won’t take it easy as Schwartzman arrived in Paris after defeating Nadal in the Italian Open in Rome.
Additionally, both Schwartzman and Nadal have a good break before the challenging and exciting match.