Led by Diego Schwartzman in the third round of Montreal’s Masters 1000, 6-0, Diego Schwartzman came out on top of American Jared Donaldson (0-6, 7-5, 7-5).
Diego Schwartzman (24, 36) is the perfect ambassador for the 2017 Montreal Masters 1000: after saving four matches in front of Dominic Thiem two days ago, the Argentinian sprinter was very badly embarked in his eighth Of final on Thursday, against Jared Donaldson (0-6, 7-5, 7-5, in 2:07). The American hopeful (20 years, 66th) led 6-0, 2-0, and seemed to slip towards his first quarter-final on the main circuit at his thirteenth (!) Attempt. Massaged neck and shoulder at 6-0, 2-1, Schwartzman gradually returned to the game, eventually winning in three innings.
It is not the first time this season that he starts a meeting: in the first round of Roland Garros, he took 6-0 entry by Rublev (win 9-7 in the fifth). In the quarterfinals, the Argentinian, assured to get Monday the highest ranking of his career (he is virtually 33rd), will face Grigor Dimitrov or Robin Haase.