US Open: Diego Schwartzman annoys Alexander Zverev for failing to reach quarters
NEW YORK: Argentina Diego Schwartzman sent a power failure Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the United States Open quarterfinals on Monday after accumulating more misery of Grand Slam in the sixth German seed.
Schwartzman had not been on the court for more than two hours in any of his previous games and seed number 20 was by far the coolest of the couple on a rainy day at Flushing Meadows, saying goodbye to a tired Zverev in little more three hours
It was Labor Day in the United States and Zverev, who had seen each of his matches go to four sets or more, did the hard work of his fourth round contest, committing 17 double fouls.
However, the fatal mistake came in the fourth set with Schwartzman up 4-2 and Zverev struggling to stay in the game when the German received a penalty points after directing an obscenity in his box that gave Argentina an advantage of 5-2. .
The 22-year-old had received a warning before hitting the ball against the crowd.
I mean, the code violation is fine, said Zverev. He said he gave me a warning before. I did not hear it. Diego did not listen. Most of the crowd did not listen.
I think the referees next time should inform me about it.
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Zverev was a little embarrassed about the incident, explaining that he believed the promising young players had to shut their mouths and let their game speak.
There are many young people who do things in the tennis court that may not be the best, said Zverev. I don't want the next generation to be known for that.
"Let your tennis racket talk for you kind of.
I hope some of the NextGen learn from the older guys like Roger (Federer) and Rafa (Nadal) who have been amazing during their career, they really let their racket speak for them, not try to distract opponents, something like that.
Considered as an emerging talent and a potential threat to mastery of Roger Federer Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Zverev so far has not met expectations, especially in Grand Slams, where he has never been beyond the quarterfinals.
For Schwartzman, the victory was only his sixth in 28 attempts against a top 10 opponent, sending him to the last eight in an important tournament for the third time.
Schwartzman, who crossed to the fourth round without losing a set, saw that the race ended quickly when Zverev grabbed the first game despite six double fouls.
The Argentine had started intelligently with the early break to climb 2-0 just to have Zverev sweep the next five games on the road to take the first set.
The second began in the same way with Schwartzman snatching the break early, but this time he did not miss the advantage, breaking the German who failed to level the competition twice more.
Zverev had the first break in the third set, but Schwartzman had the last one by breaking the German in 5-4 to lead the match.
Schwartzman took absolute control in the competition by running to a 4-0 lead and then, after a brief fight by Zverev, he finished with his opponent in his second match point with a sharp right win.