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Sport Schwartzman earns 'crazy' Cologne win in boost to Finals hopes

02:10  24 october  2020
02:10  24 october  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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Diego Schwartzman took a big step towards qualifying for the ATP Finals with a "crazy" comeback win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the Cologne Championships quarter-finals.

Diego Schwartzman in action © Getty Images Diego Schwartzman in action

The Argentinian was staring down the barrel of defeat when he lost the opening set and trailed 5-2 in the second, with Davidovich Fokina unable to convert a match point.

After his opponent failed to capitalise, Schwartzman recovered to win 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 to set up a semi-final with either Felix Auger-Aliassime or Yoshihito Nishioka.

Schwartzman is aiming to secure one of the final two spots for the ATP Finals and occupies the final qualifying berth.

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Schwartzman had played only one final on home soil before Sunday, falling in the 2019 Argentina Open title match in Buenos Aires (l. to Cecchinato). Schwartzman , who fell to 3-5 in ATP Tour finals , will take home ,710 in prize money and 150 ATP Rankings points.

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"Tennis sometimes is crazy," said Schwartzman after the match. "Maybe today I got lucky to be here answering questions.

"But that is why I am here as well with this ranking, because I am always trying to find a way to win the matches. Today was not the exception to the rule."

Home favourite and top seed Alexander Zverev came through in three sets, beating Adrian Mannarino 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-4. He meets Jannik Sinner, who recovered from losing eight straight games to defeat Gilles Simon 6-3 0-6 6-4, in the other last-four match.

At the European Open, Dan Evans saved match point en route to ousting third seed Karen Khachanov 3-6 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 and will go up against Ugo Humbert in the semi-finals after the Frenchman beat Lloyd Harris in straight sets.

Alex de Minaur hammered Marcos Giron 6-3 6-0 in under an hour and faces Grigor Dimitrov next, with the Bulgarian handed a walkover after Milos Raonic withdrew before the match due to an abdominal strain.

Cologne 1-2 Bayern Munich: Champions unspectacular but get by without Lewandowski .
Robert Lewandowski was rested on Saturday and Bayern Munich got by without him as they beat Cologne 2-1 away from home.Talismanic striker Lewandowski, like Leon Goretzka, was afforded a rest by coach Hansi Flick and Cologne were unable to take advantage as Bayern clinched an 12th win in 13 games against the Billy Goats.

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