Schwartzman digs deep to stun Thiem

The 24-year old Argentine got off to a good start in Montreal, taking the first set and earning a break in the second.

The world number 36 then looked to have let things slip as his Austrian opponent fought back, levelling the match on his fifth set point in the tie-breaker before taking a 5-2 lead in the decider.

But Schwartzman dug deep, saving two match points on his serve at 3-5, a third as Thiem served for the match and another with the score poised at 5-5.

Schwartzman then broke Thiem to serve for the match, but amazingly slipped 0-40 down on serve only to win the next five points to earn himself a first victory over a top-10 player and hand Thiem his fourth first-round defeat in a row at the Rogers Cup.

Earlier, America’s Jack Sock came back from an early break to record a 7-6(4), 6-3 win over French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert in one hour and 28 minutes.

Schwartzman will now face America’s Jared Donaldson in the third round, while Sock meets David Ferrer of Spain in the second round.

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