Peque keeps making history

In a game with ups and downs, Diego Schwartzman defeated Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 5-7 and 7-6 (5), and reaches a Masters 1000 final for the first time. Djokovic will be his rival.


Diego Schwartzman continues to live his dream in Rome. After losing Rafael Nadal, today in a very changeable and intense match, he beat Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 7-5 and 7-6 (5) to reach his first final of a Masters 1000. Wait for five-time champion Novak Djokovic in the final.

The meeting started very favorably for Peque, with a break and a resounding 3-0, taking advantage of the mistakes of the Canadian who did not connect to the meeting. But the ups and downs began in the Argentine: when he served 5-3 for the set, Shapovalov broke him. But in the next game, 'Peque' recovered the break and was able to take the set 6-4.

Already in the second, it was a meeting of breaks of serve, where Shapovalov was able to take the lead, and the one that his unforced errors prevented him from closing at 5-4. Already when Schwartzman seemed that he could take the part to a tiebreak, once again the Canadian tennis player took advantage of the deconcentration of the 'Peque' to take the partial 7-5 and force the final one.

After a start to the third with ups and downs, Shapovalov began to drop his backhand and make Peque uncomfortable, who returned more balls than normal and continued with his fighting spirit, which made him recover the break at 3-4. However, the Canadian with his angles and his backhand, managed to break the Argentine resistance and achieve the break at 4-4 to serve for game. But that's when Schwartzman once again took advantage of Shapovalov's inconsistency on key points and recovered the serve. Finally the game so changing, had to be defined in a tiebreak, also very changeable, but where Schwartzman was more consistent in the zone of definition to take it 7-5 and the set 7-6.

Novak Djokovic now awaits 'Peque' in the final, who defeated Casper Ruud 7-5 and 6-3 earlier and will seek his fifth title at the Foro Italico. Schwartzman, will seek to make history before the number 1 in the world on Monday at the Foro Italico.

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