Diego Schwartzman of Argentina returns a shot against Robin Haase of the Netherlands during their Men's Singles first round match on day two of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

(JTA) — Diego Schwartzman, the highest-ranked Jewish tennis player, has reached the third round of the U.S. Open.

The 27-year-old Argentine has yet to drop a set, defeating Egor Gerasmiov of Belarus, 6-4, 6-2, 6-0, in the second round after dispatching Robin Haase of the Netherlands, 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-0.

Schwartzman, who is ranked 20th in the world, will face American Tennys Sandgren, ranked 72nd, in the third round on Saturday.

Schwartzman was raised in a Jewish family in Buenos Aires.

Last year, Schwartzman lost in the third round of the U.S. Open to Kei Nishikori, who reached the semifinals. This year, Schwartzman fell in the same round at Wimbledon, in five sets, and in the Australian Open, as well as in the second round at the French Open to fellow Argentine Leonardo Mayer.

Schwartzman is set to play his first doubles match on Friday with Guido Pella, also from Argentina.


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