Diego Schwartzman, the Argentine, declared tennis as a “crazy game” after an epic comeback in the quarter-finals at Cologne. The world number 9 was behind his opponent Alejandro Davidovich Fokina by 2-6, 2-5 before bouncing back into the game. Besides, the match went on for more than 2 hours.
Additionally, Schwartzman won the match by 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 to enter into the bett1HULKS Championship’s semi-finals. In the on-court interview, the player from Buenos Aires said, “Tennis sometimes is crazy, Maybe today I got lucky to be here to answer all the questions.” Besides, he also added that he is always trying to find a way to win the match.
“I Was Just Trying To Do Something, But There Was No Chance”: Schwartzman
Moreover, Schwartzman said that he worked hard on the court for the win and the epic comeback. However, he also had all the praise for his strong opponent. Diego said, “He is a great player. And the first two sets, I was just on-court trying to do something. But there was no chance.”
In addition to this, Diego also said about the Spanish opponent that he was playing correctly. Moreover, adding that, “And the first two sets, Alejandro deserved to win the match, for sure.”
Besides, this win is also integral for the Argentine in various other respect as well. It will help Schwartzman in booking a seat for himself in the Nitto ATP Finals qualifications. Additionally, only two places remain for the grabs for the same.
Diego Schwartzman will now face Felix Auger-Aliassime, the 20-year old tennis player from Canada, in Cologne’s semi-finals. Moreover, world number 9 would want to appear again in the ATP Tour championship. Besides, it would be his third of the season if he defeats the Canadian.
The world number 22 defeated Yoshihito Nishioka by 6-3, 6-4 to set up a semi-final match against Schwartzman, who is much ahead in ranking.