Diego Schwartzman’s impressive performances on clay in Rome and Paris has seen him crack the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings.
Following his run to the Roland Garros semi-finals, that becomes a reality today as the Argentine moves up six spots to a career-high World No. 8.
“I had good Grand Slam tournaments in the past. But when the year started, I wondered what the difference was to get into the Top 10 and it was to beat the Top 5 [players] here and there,” Schwartzman, who has jumped six places to No. 8, said.
“Now I want to keep improving and stay there.”
He joins Russian Andrey Rublev as Top 10 debutants, Rublev on the back of a solid clay season.
The last Argentine to make the the Top 10 was Juan Monaco on 23 July 2012.
And Schwartzman, at just 5’7”, is the shortest player in the Top 10 since 5’6″ Harold Solomon, in July 1981.