The Greek’s comfortable triumph in the quarterfinals guaranteed him another spot for Peque, who had already secured his place in the top ten.
In case Diego Schwartzman lacked good news in this magical Roland Garros, now one came due to an alien result: the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6th in the world ranking) again gave a demonstration of his great level and, after unlocking the game in the first set, he swept the Russian Andrey Rublev (12th) by 7-5, 6-2 and 6-2. And so the Small received a new push to advance the listing.
The victory this Tuesday against Dominic Thiem had given Schwartzman not only the arrival in the semifinals of the Parisian Grand Slam: it was also guaranteed that from the next ranking he will be part of the top ten in world tennis. It remained that her next results and those of other competitors determined her position in the next classification.
If today a ranking was put together with the points that everyone had so far, Schwartzman (who started the tournament in 14th place) would be the eighth in the world, since with the victory he left behind those already eliminated Matteo Berrettini Y Gael Monfils.
The one who had also been left behind Small era Andrey Rublev, that he was still in the running in the tournament and could regain his place. Already with the fall against Tsitsipas, the Russian had no chances to overcome the Argentine, who in this way it was guaranteed to be at least ninth in the next ranking.
Who are the ones who can beat Schwartzman? According to what he does at Roland Garros, only Pablo Carreño is in a position to pass him in the ranking.
The Spaniard would not only have to beat world number 1, Novak Djokovic this Wednesday, but would need to go to the final to be on top of the Argentine.
This account is valid if the points obtained so far are taken into account, since if he Small going beyond the semifinals would raise the bar even higher.
Thus, Schwartzman already knows that in the next ranking he will be with what he did so far between eighth and ninth places.
Another may be the story if Peque reaches the final of the tournament: in that case, Carreño should beat him in the final and win the title to overcome it.
What if Schwartzman wins the tournament? In that case, the account is clear: will be eighth, 190 points below the seventh, the German Alexander Zverev, eliminated in the round of 16 in Paris.
Until now, eleven of his compatriots had crept into the top ten: Guillermo Vilas (2nd), Juan Martín Del Potro, David Nalbandian and Guillermo Coria (3rd), José Luis Clerc (4th), Gastón Gaudio (5th) , Guillermo Cañas (8th), Alberto Mancini (8th), Mariano Puerta (9th), Juan Mónaco and Martín Jaite (10th). Today they welcome Diego Schwartzman.