Shcwartzman shocks Thiem in Montreal second round

The Argentine saved two match points on his serve at 3-5, another in the next game and yet another as he served to take the set to 5-5.

World number 36 Schwartzman seized the initiative against the seventh-ranked Austrian, who fell at the first hurdle after enjoying a first-round bye.   -  AFP

Argentina's Diego Schwartzman saved four match points to shock third-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-7 (7/9), 7-5 on Tuesday in the second round of the ATP Montreal Masters.

World number 36 Schwartzman seized the initiative against the seventh-ranked Austrian, who fell at the first hurdle after enjoying a first-round bye.

On the defensive early, Thiem held on to level the match at a set apiece on his fifth set point of the second-set tiebreaker.

And the 23-year-old appeared to have gained control when he powered to a 5-2 lead in the third set.

But Schwartzman wouldn't go away, saving two match points on his serve at 3-5, another in the next game and yet another as he served to take the set to 5-5.

Schwartzman then broke to serve for the match. He fell behind 0-40, but won the last five points of the match for his first win over a top-10 player and a berth in the third round.