“Enter the Masters, that’s my goal”, slid Diego schwartzman at a press conference after losing to Rafael Nadal in three sets in the semifinals of Roland Garros.
If the year ended after the Parisian Grand Slam, the Argentine’s goal would already be crystallized. From next monday, Peque will appear in eighth place both in the ATP ranking and in the race to the tournament that closes the calendar.
Heading into the season finale, Schwartzman has scored in two tournaments: the Vienna ATP 500 and the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000, both indoor and preparatory for the tournament that is being held in the English capital for the last time.
With the drop of Roger Federer for the remainder of the season, Schwartzman he is virtually seventh in the race to London. The porteño defends the final obtained in Austria and only second round in Paris. However, in case of not being able to match your presentations, you will not lose points for the arrangement of the ranking from the coronavirus pandemic which indicates that the best 18 tournaments from March onwards will be counted.
London already has six guaranteed places: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev. In addition to the recent semi-finalist at the Bois de Boulogne, they will fight for the two remaining places Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berrettini, Gael Monfils, Denis Shapovalov and Roberto Bautista Agut.