Carreño, almost six hours to reach the semifinals

He is a RCTB player. He knows the ins and outs of the club and the tournament, which with this edition he has already played ten times. But today’s, for sure, is one of those victories that Pablo Carreño will not forget. Because at stake there was, nothing less, a semifinal. Because he was facing Casper Ruud, the second top seed in the tournament. Because on top of that he had to overcome a first set that the Norwegian tennis player won. And because previously he had to defeat Lorenzo Sonego, a player who also demanded a third set of him, so the place in tomorrow’s semifinals cost the Asturian player, in a single day, 5 hours and 44 minutes of play.

It is a more than deserved award for one of those tennis players who always gives everything in every match, and who, without fuss or bad manners, in those moments in which his game was not responding as he would like to.

And tomorrow, on the other side of the net, Diego Schwartzman, another clay court gladiator. He is seeded number six in this case. And a player who has been able to beat Carreño, even if he was on a hard court. Because on red clay they precisely met last year at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, when Carreño prevailed after three sets. The duel,without a doubt of the highest level, is served.