Argentine Diego Schwartzman scored a brilliant 6-3 6-3 victory over Norwegian Casper Ruud this afternoon and advanced to the quarterfinals of the American Tennis Masters 1000 in Indian Wells, which is played in California, on a surface of cement and outdoors.
The “Peque” Schwartzman, located in fifteenth place in the ATP world rankings) and eleventh seeded of the tournament, built a great job to beat the Norwegian Ruud (10), one of the best players of the season, in the round of 16. after 1 hour and 42 minutes of play.
The Argentine was very precise and aggressive in the first set, in which he broke the service in the opening game to the Norwegian, to keep his until the end of the sleeve and win it 6-3.
In the second boy, “Peque” recovered from the loss of his serve, which allowed Ruud to take a 2-0 lead, to break in the fourth and eighth game, and win again 6-3.
In this way, Schwartzman, who had come to this match after leaving the American Maxime Cressy and the British Daniel Evans on the road, was left with a notable victory against Ruud and
Waiting for the winner of the cross between North American Tommy Paul (60) and British Cameron Norrie (26), to know who will be his rival in the Indian Wells quarterfinals.
With the triumph of “Peque”, the Argentine shortened the record against Ruud, who had beaten him in the two opportunities they had previously faced: both this year, at the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo and Ciincinnati (6-4, 6 -3 in two games).
Ruud (10) was looking for his 50th win this season, having achieved a total of five ATP Tour titles this year, as well as helping Team Europe lift the Laver Cup.