Stefanos Tsitsipas will play Diego Shwartzman in an interesting round 3 outing

No. 5 seed of the 2023 French Open, Stefanos Tsitsipas will play Diego Schwartzman in the third round

(Tennis news) After losing to Daniil Medvedev in the Italian Open semifinals, Tsitsipas competed in the clay-court Major. The Greek, who was matched up against Jiri Vesely in the first round and was seeded fifth in the competition, won the opening two sets 7-5, 6-3. The World No. 5 won the fourth set 7-6(7) after the Czech offered some fight in the third, which he won 6-4, securing his spot in the second round.

The first set of Tsitsipas’ second encounter against Roberto Carballes Baena was won 6-3. He won the second set, which was closely contested, in a tiebreak before prevailing 6-2 in the third to go to the third round of the French Open. 95th in the world. In the first round of the clay-court Major, 32nd seed Bernabe Zapata Miralles was Diego Schwartzman’s opponent, and he fell behind two sets to none.

But he quickly recovered to win the following three sets 6-2, 6-0, 6-4 and go to the second round. The Argentine won a close first set 7-6(3) against Nuno Borges on this instance. To guarantee his spot in the third round, Schwartzman gained momentum and won the following two sets, 6-4, 6-3.


Tsitsipas now has a 4-2 advantage over Schwartzman in their head-to-head matchup. The Greek prevailed 6-2, 6-1 in their most recent encounter in the 2022 Laver Cup.


The match’s favourite going in will be Tsitsipas, but if Schwartzman is at his best, he can challenge the Greek and win. Serving 18 aces and winning 117 out of 146 points (or 80.1%) on his first serve thus far in the French Open, Tsitsipas has been outclassing everyone else. Additionally, he had 59 unforced errors compared to 104 winners. The Greek looks to rule the game from the baseline and has tremendous movement on clay. He will have to watch out not to make too many unforced errors, though.

Schwartzman hasn’t been as successful on his first serve as Tsitsipas, but he has won 62.67% of the time (94 out of 150). Although he has delivered 62 victories, he has also committed 82 unforced errors. Against a player of the calibre of Tsitsipas, the Argentine cannot afford to commit too many mistakes.

Although he excels at counterpunching, Schwartzman can also go on the attack when necessary. He is capable of competing with Tsitsipas and plays his best tennis on clay. Tsitsipas is likely to prevail and advance to the French Open fourth round, though, given his strong recent form.

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