Paris (AP) – US Open champion Dominic Thiem missed the semi-finals of the French Open after a five-set marathon race over five hours.
The 27-year-old tennis professional from Austria had to compete against Argentinian Diego Schwartzman, one year older, with 6: 7 (1: 7), 7: 5, 7: 6 (8: 6), 6: 7 (5: 7), 2: Give 6 beaten. After a first-class and spectacular match, the number 14 in the world turned around. his first match ball against the number three in the world after exactly 5:08 p.m.
Schwartzman is now in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. In the battle for a place in the final, he meets Alexander Zverev’s conqueror Jannik Sinner from Italy or the twelve-time Roland Garros winner Rafael Nadal from Spain in Paris.
In the ninth comparison to Thiem, it was Schwartzman’s third victory. At the US Open in New York, Thiem last won the final against Zverev in five hard-fought sets. At the French Open he missed the fifth semifinal in a row.