Netease Sports reported on October 5:
The 2020 French Open ends the 8th match day. Runner-up in the past two years
Gaston, who is holding a wild card, is currently ranked 239th in the world. He is now 20 years old this year.
Tim made a break in each of the first two games. In the third set, he was the first to break and tied the score. Gaston continued to resist, and Tim fell short in the guaranteed 12th game. In the 4th game of the 4th set, Gaston made the only break in that set. In the final set, the two were deadlocked until the 8th game. Gaston's small ball before the net failed to cross the net, and Tim took a 5-3 lead. The No. 3 seed entered the serve win game. He saved the break point and strangled Gaston's final counterattack. After Gaston hit the ball back to the net, he won with difficulty.
In the past four years, Tim has never lost the French Open before the semifinals. He will compete with his friend Schwartzman for the semifinals of this year's clay court Grand Slam.
Schwarzman, ranked 14th in the world, held 11 break points and fulfilled 8 breaks, using a score of 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 to beat Italy's Sonegg in three straight sets. Schwarzman reached the quarterfinals of the French Open twice in three years, and reached the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam for the fourth time.
Prior to the Rome Masters, Schwarzman had upset the clay king Nadal and reached the finals. He had played against Tim a total of 8 times before, and Tim had the advantage of 6 wins and 2 losses.