Schwartzman reaches the final with Djokovic after 3h.15 ‘of battle against Shapovalov

The Argentinian Diego schwartzman he keeps his dream alive at the ATP Masters 1000 in Rome. He is enjoying a week that is not forgotten, since the triumph over Rafa Nadal has continued in the semifinals, beating the Canadian Denis Shapovalov by 6-4, 5-7 and 7-6 (7-4) in a 3h.15 ‘marathon which concluded around eleven at night.

This Monday, not before 5:00 p.m., you will have to face the world number one, Novak Djokovic, in his first ATP Masters 1000 final, when the Serbian’s goal is to break the record for crowns in this category, breaking the current balance to 35 with Rafa Nadal with a fifth success at the Foro Italico in ten finals.

It cost the ‘Peque’ to assimilate the resistance of the left-handed Shapovalov, 21 years old, 14th ATP but that will be new world top-10 if your executioner doesn’t lift the trophy. The South American came back from 2-4 in the third set, not as loose as against Nadal but just as warrior.

Schwartzman left too many forces when you have to face Djokovic, to whom he has lost four times. It is true that he rebelled against the 0-9 with Rafael Nadal and gave the Serbian problems at Roland Garros 2017 (5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 and 6-1) and the ‘semis’ of Rome 2019 (6-3, 6-7 and 6-3), but the ‘Peque’ entered into physical reserve from so much accumulated effort.