Schwartzman, seeded fifteenth, has had an extended time on court docket in Paris, beating Andrey Kuznetsov in 4 units within the first spherical, and Jaume Munar 2-6, 6-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 within the second. He overcame Grigor Dimitrov in straight units, however has a mountain if he needs to check the world primary.
The gamers have met six instances earlier than, and Djokovic has taken every of the victories. But Schwartzman has gone so far as the semi-finals at Roland Garros earlier than – in 2020, which made him the shortest man to have reached a Grand Slam semi-final in 40 years – and has had a zesty begin to the 2022 clay season. He reached the quarter-finals in Monaco earlier than being despatched out by the eventual winner Stefanos Tsitsipas, and the semi-finals on the Barcelona Open. Schwartzman additionally paired with John Isner on the Italian Open, and made all of it the way in which to the doubles remaining earlier than simply lacking out towards Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic 2-6, 7-6, 10-12.