05/31/2023 14:37hs.Updated as of 05/31/2023 3:20 p.m.
Diego Schwartzman (95th) remains firm at Roland Garros, where this Wednesday he won his second match, not as unfavorable as the one he took from the Spanish Bernabé Zapata Miralles (38th) after going 0-2 in sets, but in which He did have to fight and show regularity. His rival was the Portuguese Nuno Borges (80°) -had come from taking John Isner (90th), also in five sets-, which he managed to beat 7-6 (3), 6-4 and 6-3 in 2h32m.
It is good news for Peque that he has won two games in a row since he came from five straight losses and he needed to regain confidence, as he had also said at a press conference. Above all, it is good for him to win in his field, that of fighting, not give up and sustain your game despite the ups and downs that a game entails. Another good one: he had not won two games in a row since the US Open, in August 2022.
Schwartzman (EFE) hits him.
Like the first set, for example, in the that started 0-2 with a double fault and was even 1-3. But he recovered to make it 4-3. The Portuguese, dangerous with his right, began to score and equalized at 5. Until a key point came, when Borges continued playing but then scored a ball as it were, the chair umpire agreed with him and the porteño got involved in a angry protest.
In the end, he lost it and served 5-6 and 15-30, but he was able to hold the game and, already in the tie-break, he changed the anger for solidity and prevailed with great forcefulness. And so the people responded with many “Diegooo, Diegooo”.
Peque’s mother and girlfriend (EFE).
That’s how he started the second, to break at 3-1, but couldn’t sustain at 4-2. Borges, when he connected the right, commanded, but Diego was in one of those positive days, so he stayed and did not hesitate when he had to raise a 0-30 to pass the problem to the Portuguese, who scored 4-5. Schwartzman pressed with heavy balls but finished with an exquisite drop at the second set point to make it 2-0.
In the third, after winning his serve, he almost broke but was unable to take advantage of two advantages. However, he was sending a signal to Borges, who was the one on the ropes. Another good feeling for the Argentine: he was encouraged to play more on the lines and found them. Thus they reached 3-4 with Borges’ serve, which he could not hold. Instead, Schwartzman did it to take the game.
Tsitsipas, next rival del porteño (AFP).
Schwartzman, who in 2020 reached the semifinals of Roland Garros in his best performance in a Grand Slam in his career, defends the points from last year, when he reached the round of 16 and there he was eliminated by Novak Djokovic (3rd). For him it is key to continue on this path so as not to leave the top 100 in the ranking.
It will be difficult for Peque to do it, since in the third round will run into a top 10the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (5th), who beat Roberto Carballés Baena (57th) 7-6 (5), 6.3 and 6-2.
lost the only
Nadia Podoroska, Roland Garros semifinalist in 2020, 103rd in the WTA, fell to the Czech Karolina Muchova (42nd) by 6-3, 0-6 and 6-3 in the second round. The Rosario, who in the 2021 edition repeated the semifinals, although in doubles, had started with an exciting victory against the French Jessika Ponchet (123rd) 6-0 and 6-2 but fell to a superior rival, although irregular.
The only Argentine representative in the women’s draw depended on what a more powerful rival could or could not do, who, although she could not sustain her first turn to serve, quickly got 4-1. In the second, however, he left the game and began to err too much, circumstance that Rosario took advantage of regularly and solidly to leave it at zero.
In the third they were even until Podoroska served at 3-3: despite going 30-0, suffered two double faults and left the gamewith which the Czech broke and threaded three games in a row.
Despite the defeat, Nadia should leave Paris with positive feelings, where at least he could win a game, which did not happen from Australia. The other good: it will return to the top 100.