He was unloaded against Juan Ignacio Chela at the end of the third set against Thiem.
The mentality plays as much or more than the legs and hands in a tennis match. So also against his own ghosts Diego Schwartzman had to fight in various stages of the battle against Dominic Thiem for the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. And reversing those bumps was also what allowed him to close the fifth set with overwhelming confidence.
In the midst of the tension when the process became adverse and things seemed not to go, the Small he unloaded on his assistants, who were trying to get him to focus from the seats of the Philippe Chatrier stadium.
“Don’t tell me ‘let’s go’ anymore. Tell me something that will help me for the match. I’m unhinged,” said Schwartzman pointing to the group led by Juan Ignacio Chela when a fought third set was defined (he lost in the tie break) of what it would be an epic triumph in five hours of play.
In the second set, Peque had already had a shock as a catharsis when he left a single shot on the net at a defining point and lost focus in the following minutes: “It’s incredible, I’m doing everything right and I’m staying for that” , he told himself.
Beyond some logical bumps, the Argentine continues with his great moment and after being a finalist in the Masters 1000 de Roma (instance in which he lost to Novak Djokovic) now he got into the top four at Roland Garros and, of course, made sure to settle in the top ten of the ATP ranking.