Schwartzman goes into overdrive

Schwartzman goes into overdrive

Argentina's Diego Schwartzman is through to the third round of the Australian Open after defeating Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in straight sets.

Diego Schwartzman. Photo: Facebook
Diego Schwartzman. Photo: Facebook

DIEGO Schwartzman’s Australian Open prospects got a major boost as he turned on the after-burners to sideline Spanish opponent Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in his second straight sets victory of the tournament on Wednesday.

The 14th-seeded Argentinian triumphed over blustery conditions on the court to notch up a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 victory against Fokina.

“The match was tough with windy conditions,” Schwartzman told The AJN afterwards, “but considering the conditions, my game was very good, very solid.

“For the next matches I need to continue like today and the matches before it, and that’s what I’m thinking about,” a focused Schwartzman reflected.

On Tuesday, Schwartzman prevailed over South Africa’s Lloyd Harris in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.

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