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Discussions, a faint and one of the best points of the year: Schwartzman’s triumph against Monfils

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* Diego Schwartzman’s anger with the umpire

Diego Schwartzman took another firm step in his grand finale to the season and scored a resounding triumph in his second appearance at the Vienna ATP 500, outscoring a tension-filled match Gael Monfils by 7-6, 4-6 and 6-2 to access the quarterfinals. The best South American tennis player today, who has just been a finalist in the ATP 250 in Antwerp, arrived after eliminating Italian Fabio Fognini in a solid performance.

This was the fifth meeting between the two in the professional circuit and the Argentine, who is 16th in the ranking, managed to go to the front in that statistics with a 3-2 in his favor thanks to this celebration. The duel lasted for more than two and a half hours: included a focus of fury Small with the umpire, the crossing with the rival coach, the fainting from a ball shooter and a huge point worthy of the best it’s from the season.

With the first set 3-1 in their favor and 15-15 with Monfils’ serve, the match had to be stopped because the In-Out machine that replaces the linesmen failed. “There is no system”the umpire warned him. “It is incredible that we have to stop because a system fails”Schwartzman reproached him. “You have to be prepared in another way”he insisted.

The athlete of 29 years he lost the clean and jerk he had started with after this complication and lost three games in a row to be 3-4 down against the French. He battled in that first set, forced a tie break and took the mini duel with a tight 7-5.

* The discomfort of a ball shooter

In an eventful game, Diego was preparing to serve in the second set with the game 2-4 against and 40-15 on his serve when he suddenly abandoned his posture and shot quickly to the other side of the field. For this moment, Monfils was already attending one of the ball gamers who suffered an upset stomach and scared everyone.

Immediately, the tennis player albiceleste exploded with Gunter Bresnik, the historic former Dominic Thiem coach who today commands Monfils. “Did you see what he’s doing?”Diego said to the umpire when they caught his attention because he went to rebuke his opponent’s corner. “It’s so stupid. He doesn’t stop looking at me “, clarified according to statements that the Portuguese journalist José Morgado replied.

* The fury with the corner of Monfils

With the meeting advanced, and despite the fact that the second set was about to yield (3-5), he starred in a fun packed high level tennis moment. Small He served, Gael returned and they maintained an intense rally with a predominance of the Argentine’s game. Monfils went from one side to the other, held the ball on the court, until managed to intercept the ball for the last time throwing the racket through the air. Schwartzman won the point and the two celebrated with a hug on the net.

* The great point they starred in

Finally, the ATP 250 champion from Buenos Aires this year signed a key victory in the draw and now he will have to wait for another electrifying match against him. winner of the clash between the American Frances Tiafoe and the Greek Stéfanos Tsitsipás. In case of advancing in this complex pairing, the path would continue in the semifinals with another difficult clash against the winner of the key that make up the Italian Jannik Sinner and the norwegian Casper Ruud.

After celebrating against 21st in the ATP rankings, he took some time to joke: “With some ups and downs, this part of the year is very difficult and I want to win games to have some more points at the end of the year. For me it was an important game. The only bad thing is that tomorrow I will not be able to see PSG and Messi in France. I’m kidding! I have to improve my mind and my game. If not, I can go see Messi ”.

* The summary of the triumph of Peque


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