The defending champion defeated the British Gordon Reid with force. His next rival will be Alfie Hewett.
Nadia Podoroska and Diego Schwartzman are not alone in the semi-finals at Roland Garros. The debut of another Argentine was missing. Gustavo Fernandez. The defending champion won on his debut on Parisian brick dust.
It was not an easy start for the Cordovan, as he faced the British Gordon Reid, his rival in last year’s final. But Lobito He managed to win forcefully by a double 6-3, in one hour and 22 minutes of play.
In the next round, Fernández, world number two In adapted tennis, he will face Britain’s Alfie Hewett, who beat Frenchman Stephane Houdet 7-5 and 6-3.
The 26-year-old tennis player will try to win his sixth Grand Slam title of his career, among which he already has two Roland Garros: the aforementioned in 2019 and the first in 2016.
On the other side of the picture is the Japanese Shingo Kunieda, number 1 in the world, whom Fernández would only cross in a hypothetical final in Paris.
Meanwhile, after their qualification to the semifinals, he was happy for the great moment that his compatriots Podoroska and Schwartzman are going through.
“What Diego has been doing is incredible, yesterday’s game (Tuesday) was crazy. And what to say about Nadia? I’m very happy for her, she deserves everything. We have crossed paths in Europe to cut expenses so I know about their efforts and it is a pride, “he stressed.
Fernández has just been eliminated in the US Open of adapted tennis after losing in the semifinals to Hewett, his next rival in French brick dust.