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Schwartzman deletes two match points to advance to the first round in Rome

Schwartzman deletes two match points to advance to the first round in Rome

Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, the 2020 finalist, had to fight on Tuesday to advance to the first round of the Masters 1000 in Rome, wiping out two points before bringing Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic to the heel 6-2, 3-6, 7 -6 (7/3) at 2h45. Winner N.12 (15th in the world) went for his 17th win of the year in clay (in 23 games), making him the most lucrative in 2022 on this surface, ahead of Spanish phenomenon Carlos Alcaraz ( 16 successes in 17 matches).

Broken and led 3-0 at the start of the third set, the Argentine had to equalize in his best tennis, crushing his shots and scoring some nice declining shots to get back to Kecmanovic (i 31st in the world). He still had to work to save two game points at 4-5 in his service before finishing the crucial game.

Djokovic in the turn of the quarterfinals?

Schwartzman will meet American Marcos Giron (60th) in the second round, with the prospect of a quarterfinal against world number one and five-time winner in Rome Novak Djokovic, against whom he lost the final in 2020. Djokovic, expelled from first round, enters the race on Tuesday afternoon with a second round against Russian Aslan Karatsev (35).

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