Among the eight best tennis players at Roland Garros, there are 84 Grand Slam quarterfinals played. The Argentine Tomás Martín Etcheverry is the only one who does not contribute any to that list and knocks on the door of the semifinals against the German Alexander Zverev. The match will kick off around 10.10 and will be televised on ESPN 2 and Star+.
The platense stars in Roland Garros the best performance of his career, which has him in 49th place in the ATP world ranking. In the third turn of Centre Court Philippe Chatrier, for the first time he will face German Zverev (27th), a former top 10 player who was a semifinalist at Roland Garros in the last two editions.
The Argentine, 23 years old and 1.96 meters, will try to prolong his excellent moment in Paris against a category rival who lost in the semifinals in 2021 to the Greek Stéfanos Tsitsipas and in 2022 against the Spanish super champion Rafael Nadal, absent this year due to an injury that has him to mistreat since last February and that endangers his successful career.
Etcheverry, finalist this year in the ATP of Santiago, Chile (lost to the local Nicolás Jarry) and Houston, United States (fell to the American Frances Tiafoe), will try to overcome one more barrier against Zverev to settle in the semifinals, instance in which he would play the Norwegian Casper Ruud (4) or the Danish Holger Rune (6), who eliminated the Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo (23).
The tennis player from La Plata became the great revelation of Roland Garros, since in his second participation (last year he lost in the opening round) by stringing together four consecutive wins against the British Jack Draper (55), the Australian Alex De Minaur (19), the Croatian Borna Coric (16) and the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (33), all without having given up any sets.
Etcheverry is not the only Argentine successful in the French Grand Slam, since the Marplatense Horacio Zeballos advanced with his Spanish partner Marcel Granollers to the semifinals of the doubles draw.
Zeballos and Granollers beat world number one Wesley Koolhof and British Neal Skupski in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) after an hour and 33 minutes of play.
The Marplatense and the Catalan Granollers, who together have 7 titles on the circuit and two Grand Slam finals (US Open 2019 and Wimbledon 2021), will have as rivals in the semifinals the Croatian Ivan Dodig and the American Austin Krajicek, who defeated the Germans Tim Puetz and Kevin Krawietz by 7-6 (8-6), 5-7 and 6-4.
The quarterfinals of the women's draw will also be completed this Wednesday with the matches between the world number one and current champion, the Polish Iga Swiatek (1) against the American Coco Gauff (6), and the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia (14) against the Tunisian Ons Jabeur (7).
The Parisian Grand Slam distributes prizes for 49,600,000 euros between its men's and women's draws.