And the dream of the coronation ended. The Argentinian Diego Schwartzman (130°) could not reach the quarterfinals and said goodbye to the Shanghai Masters 1000a competition in which he achieved one of his best performances of the entire year, after being surpassed by the Chilean Nicholas Jarry (22nd) with partials of 3-6, 7-5 and 3-6.
In an even duel of South American tennis players, Jarry took the first set, showing himself to be very confident with his serve., giving up only six points with his serve. Meanwhile, El Peque did his thing during the second, evening the confrontation with a very solid game from the back of the court, similar to the one he had against the American Taylor Fritz (8th) in the third round and against the Czech Jiří Lehecka (30°) in second.
However, All his effort was not enough to beat the native of Santiago de Chile, who once again resorted to his serve to seal the key on his 27th birthday and reached a few quarters of the Masters 1000, a category of tournaments immediately below the four Grand Slamfor the first time in his entire career.
At the same time, Schwartzman completed his participation in a tournament that left him with good feelings since, entering as a guest, he was able to surpass the Frenchman Luca Van Assche (66th), beat one of the best thirty rackets of the world (Lehecka) and, from yapa, obtained his first victory against a Top Ten (Fritz) throughout the year.
How was the history between the two?
Despite the recent defeat, The record between Nicolás Jarry and Diego Schwartzman is 4-2 in favor of Pequewhat He achieved his four wins during 2018when he surpassed the Chilean in Rio de Janeiro (Rio Open), Miami (Masters 1000), Davis Cup and Rome (Masters 1000).
Likewise, with the passage of time, the trans-Andean tennis player improved his performancetook advantage of the Argentine’s downturn and, In this 2023, he knew how to beat him on the two occasions they crossed pathsboth in the ATP 250 in Santiago (6-4, 4-6 and 7-6) and in the aforementioned Masters 1000 in Shanghai.
Jarry’s word after the victory
By beating Peque, Jarry added his thirty-sixth win of the season (the best of his career) and said: “I am very happy to have been able to react after the second set, I tried to demand everything from myself. It is very hard to compete against Diego, physically and mentally he is a very strong player. He is a great competitor, he fights for every ball so you have to be working on all the points. “It makes me happy to have gotten over it.”
Diego Schwartzman – 11-10-2023
Diego Schwartzman was eliminated from the Shanghai Masters 1000
“I am excited to be in my first quarterfinal of a Masters 1000. I am achieving many goals this year, I try to enjoy every day. With the company of my family, I try to be a better player and give my best level to win the games. I hope I can continue in this line,” added the Chilean, who will now face the Spaniard. Carlos Alcaraz (2nd) or Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (19°).
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