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U.S. Open: Diego Schwartzman enjoys his stature after upset of Marin Cilic

U.S. Open: Diego Schwartzman enjoys his stature after upset of Marin Cilic

At 5 feet 7, Diego Schwartzman of Argentina is often much shorter than his opponent. He slayed a giant on Friday when he upset 6-foot-6 Marin Cilic, the No. 5 seed at the U.S. Open, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 in a third-round match on the grandstand court. Cilic was the 2014 Open champion but had been slowed by an adductor injury. His departure leaves the bottom of the draw unusually open.

Schwartzman, the No. 29 seed, enjoys being an inspiration for athletes of small stature. “I hope maybe they can understand tennis is for everyone. Is not just for the tall guys,” he said.

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