No. 3 seed Tim unexpectedly fell into a five-set battle with local teenager Gaston in the fourth round of the match, and finally took 3 hours and 32 minutes to 6-4/6-4/5-7/3-6/6-3 Defeated Gaston hard to advance to the men's singles quarterfinals.
3号种子蒂姆在比赛的第四轮意外与当地少年加斯顿进行了五盘决战，最终花了3小时32分钟达到6-4 / 6-4 / 5-7 / 3-6 / 6-3被击败的加斯顿很难晋级到男单八强。
Gaston’s small ball tactics also aroused heated discussions during the game. This is also the “secret weapon” used by the French to drag this contest into the final set. Tim gave his opponents high praise in the post-match interview: “I think we Both of them played a very exciting game today. I haven't seen a player with a delicate touch like him for a long time. His small ball quality is simply too high. I feel like I sprinted 400 to the net. Same time, his performance is very good, if he continues this performance, he will become a very good player."
In the face of Tim's heavy hitting and fierce and strong offensive, Gaston used his change of hitting rhythm and excellent defensive ability to disrupt Tim's bottom line state and received very good results. Tim said that he has always Did not find a good response method: "For his small ball, I have not been able to find a good solution. In the fifth set, I found my energy again and my condition improved. I persisted to the last minute and won this game. I feel very lucky for the game."
"In the fifth set, everything can happen." Tim said, "I think I won because I have more experience, so I can be better."
Tim has never lost before the semi-finals of the French Open since 2015. His next opponent in the quarter-finals will be his friend, the Rome Masters runner-up Schwarzman.
Tim also looked forward to the matchup: "There will definitely be a lot of multi-shot rounds in the match against Thiago (Schwarzman). I think his style of play is very suitable for the conditions here, because the speed of the venue is relatively high. Slow, the bounce is not very high, there is no doubt that this will be a tough fight." (All tennis)