The very high demand of a Masters Tournament forces situations like the one he will face this Wednesday Diego Schwartzman. World number 9 will face from 11 the German Alexander Zverev for the second date of the 1970 Tokyo Group of the London Masters, with transmission through ESPN.
The first certainty for both: there is no margin for error in the central court of London’s O2 Arena. Both Schwartzman and Zverev come to this cross with the need to win, after the defeats they suffered in their premieres against Serbian Novak Djokovic and Russian Daniil Medvedev, respectively.
The Peque began its historic participation in the Masters with a fall to the world number 1 by 6-3 and 6-2, while Zverev lost to Medveved by 6-3 and 6-4. In this context, the winner of the duel between the Argentine and the German will maintain his hope until the third date, while the loser will be left with a foot and a half at the starting gate.
The record between the two is even. Schwartzman beat him at the 2014 Kitzbuhel and the 2019 US Open, while Zverev dominated at the 2018 Paris Masters 1000 and, in the most recent match, the Cologne ATP 250 final.
The other match of the group will also cheer on him this Wednesday, but from 17 in our country, Djokovic, five times champion of the Masters, and Medvedev. The two best of each group will meet on Saturday in the semifinals and the final is scheduled for Sunday 22.
Zeballos and Granollers, for another impact
Meanwhile, in the doubles tournament, the Argentine Horacio Zeballos and the Catalan Marcel Granollers will seek the second victory in their group this Wednesday, after the successful debut on Monday, with a 7-6 (7-2), 7-5 victory over the Australian John Peers and the New Zealander Michael Venus.
Zeballos and Granollers, champions this year at the Argentina Open, in Rio de Janeiro and at the Masters 1000 in Rome, will play from 9 o’clock against Croatian Mate Pavic and Brazilian Bruno Soarez, who on the initial date defeated Austrian Jurgen Melzer and to the Frenchman Edouard Roger Vasselin. The winner of this duel will have practically sealed the classification to the semifinals.
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