VIDEO: Why Diego Schwartzman broke down after stunning Dominic Thiem at Argentina Open

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 | 0

Diego Schwartzam inched closer to winning the Argentina Open title after he pulled off an upset win over Dominic Thiem on Saturday. The No. 4 seed rallied from one set down to prevail 2-6 6-4 7-6(5) over the No. 1 seed.

And the local star couldn’t hide his emotions during the courtside interview as he remembered his late grandmother who had passed away just a month ago.

“I thank all the people who supported me and also my grandmother who died a month ago. It’s the first year I do not have any of my grandparents in Buenos Aires,” he was quoted as saying by bolamarela.

“A very big greeting to my parents, who have made a very big effort. My grandmother from my mother came to see me play. May I continue to give you joy.”

Earlier in the day, Schwartzman looked absolutely out of control as he committed as many as six double faults in the first set besides winning a pitiable 33 per cent of the points on his first serve.

He quickly regrouped to force a decider, where he showed nerves of steel to prevail in two hours and 31 minutes.

Schwartzman is scheduled to meet No. 3 seed Marco Cecchinato in the final on Sunday.

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