Tomás Martín Etcheverry, who stars in the best performance of his career at Roland Garros, will face the German Alexander Zverev today in the quarterfinals of the Parisian tennis Grand Slam, which will distribute prizes of 49,600,000 euros between his male and female teams.
Etcheverry, born in La Plata and ranked 49th in the ATP world ranking, will play no earlier than 10 a.m. (Argentine time) in the third round of the Philippe Chatrier central court of the complex located on the western edge of the capital. French, in the Bois de Boulogne neighborhood and with ESPN television for the first time in his career against the German Zverev (27), a former “top ten” who was a semifinalist at Roland Garros in the last two editions.
The Argentine, 23 years old and 1.96 meters tall, will try to extend his excellent moment in Paris against a class rival who lost in the semifinals in 2021 against the Greek Stéfanos Tsitsipas and in 2022 against the Spanish super champion Rafael Nadal, absent this year for an injury.
Etcheverry, finalist this year in the ATP of Santiago, Chile (lost to local Nicolás Jarry) and Houston, United States (lost to American Frances Tiafoe), will try to overcome one more barrier against Zverev to settle in the semifinals, instance in the that the Norwegian Casper Ruud (4) or the Dane Holger Rune (6), who eliminated the Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo (23) from the tournament, would play.
The tennis player from La Plata became the great revelation of Roland Garros, since in his second participation (last year he lost in the initial round) by stringing together four consecutive victories against the British Jack Draper (55), the Australian Alex De Miñaur (19), the Croatian Borna Coric (16) and the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (33), all without having given up a set.
Etcheverry is not the only successful Argentine in the French Grand Slam, since Horacio Zeballos from Mar del Plata advanced with his Spanish teammate Marcel Granollers to the semifinals of the doubles draw.
Zeballos and Granollers defeated the world number one in straight sets, the Dutch Wesley Koolhof and the British Neal Skupski, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) after one hour and 33 minutes of play. The man from Mar del Plata and the Catalan Granollers, who together have 7 titles on the circuit and two Grand Slam finals (US Open 2019 and Wimbledon 2021), will have Croatian Ivan Dodig and American Austin Krajicek as rivals in the semifinals, who defeated the Germans Tim Puetz and Kevin Krawietz by 7-6 (8-6), 5-7 and 6-4.
Regarding the results of the day, the Serbian Novak Djokovic (3), who intends to recover the number 1 in the World, settled in the semifinals by beating the Russian Karen Khachanov (11) 4-6 with more effort than expected, 7-6 (7-0), 6-2 and 6-4, after 3 hours and 43 minutes of play.
“Nole” will face Friday in the semifinals against the winner of the match between the world number 1, the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz, and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (5), who played later.
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