Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman beat off a slow start to book his place in the French Open quarter-finals 7-6 (9), 6-4, 7-5 over German Jan-Lennard Struff on Monday.
Having reached the fourth inning without dropping a set, Schwartzman was uncharacteristically choppy in opening exchanges and splashed the field with unintended fouls, allowing Struve to break twice and lead 5-1 in the opening set.
But the world number 10 quickly found his rhythm thanks to some great shots and a great defense as he made seven set points before taking the first set himself.
The big-serving Struve never recovered from that setback and was pushed around the court with a series of ground kicks from Schwartzman, who took a crucial 10th game break before taking the second set.
After a double break exchange, Schwartzman then dominated with a third break in the final set to secure victory in just over three hours over Court Suzanne Lenglen.