'Come on, shut up': Schwartzman blasts Anderson's 'disrespectful' celebrations

Darren Walton
'Come on, shut up': Schwartzman blasts Anderson's 'disrespectful' celebrations

An irritated Diego Schwartzman has silenced chirpy Kevin Anderson in a niggly French Open fourth-round affair in Paris.

Schwartzman accused Anderson of over-the-top celebrations before staging an epic fightback to put the South African in his place with a stirring 1-6 2-6 7-5 7-6 (7-0) 6-2 triumph on Monday.

Anderson, the 2017 US Open runner-up, twice served for the match - at 5-4 in both the third set and fourth sets - only to run out of steam after surrendering the fourth-set tiebreaker to love.

Anderson's collapse came after the Argentine vented his frustrations over the sixth seed's vocal self-urgings at chair umpire Marijana Veljovic.

"I never see something like this," the No.11 Schwartzman said during a changeover.

"No matter if he played a good point or if I do a bad choice, he's always saying something. Come on, shut up.

"It's not respect. You have to have some respect for the (other) players because when I miss the ball, be quiet.

"Not every point saying 'come on, yeah, yeah, come on. Shut up."

The umpire sided with Schwartzman. Pic: Getty/Roland Garros

The Serbian official told Schwartzman she agreed with him, nodding at the Argentine.

"You make me smile now," he told the umpire.

But Veljovic did not intervene and it was Schwartzman who had the final say.

He closed out a near-four-hour victory with his eighth ace, celebrating wildly after setting up a quarter-final shot at 10-time champion Rafael Nadal.

Nadal defeated Maximilian Marterer in straight sets to progress to the final eight.

The Spaniard and Schwartzman will play off for a spot in a semi-final against No.3 seed Marin Cilic or No.5 seed Juan Martin del Potro.