The confirmed classification of Diego schwartzman for the ATP Finals, the famous end-of-year Masters, ranks him as the eighth Argentine to play that select tournament in singles, which brings together the eight best of the season. Here, the review of all the Masters that had an albiceleste presence. in the individual test.
Thus, Schwartzman joins the seven who have already performed in the contest, which was rotating between venues. They were Guillermo Vilas, José Luis Clerc, David Nalbandian, Guillermo Coria, Gastón Gaudio, Mariano Puerta and Juan Martín del Potro. Some others were as substitutes, but did not get to participate.
The count of each Masters that had an Argentine in singles:
Guillermo Vilas made his title debut, no less, in the final Masters. He participated for the first time in this championship, in Melbourne, on grass. There he beat Onny Parun 7-5, 3-6 and 11-9 in his group, and John Newcombe 6-4 and 7-6. Björn Borg by 7-5 and 6-1, Raúl Ramírez in the semifinal by 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and 7-5 and in the final Ilie Nastase with a score of 7-6, 6-2 , 3-6, 3-6 and 6-4.
Guillermo Vilas performed that year in Stockholm, in a synthetic folder and indoors. He defeated Harold Solomon 6-3 and 6-4 in his group, Raúl Ramírez 6-4 and 6-0 and Björn Borg 7-5, 4-6 and 6-1 and fell in the semifinal against Ilie Nastase for 6-0, 6-3 and 6-4.
Guillermo Vilas returned to the Masters, in Houston, on file and indoors. He surpassed Harold Solomon in the group by 6-3, 4-6 and 6-4 and Raúl Ramírez by 7-6, 2-6 and 7-5 and lost with Brian Gottfried by 6-3, 2-6 and 6- Four. In the semifinal he yielded to Wojtek Fibak 6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 3-6 and 8-6.
1977 (played in early 1978):
Guillermo Vilas played in New York, again in an indoor folder. In his zone he beat Manuel Orantes by 6-4 and 6-1 and Jimmy Connors by 6-4, 3-6 and 7-5, he did not appear against Eddie Dibbs, he lost the semifinal with Björn Borg by 6-3 and 6 -3 and missed the third-place clash with Brian Gottfried.
1979 (played in early 1980):
Guillermo Vilas returned to New York, on an indoor folder. He beat Vitas Gerulaitis in the group by 6-4, 6-7 and 6-3 and lost with John McEnroe by 6-2 and 6-3 and against Harold Solomon by 6-2 and 6-2.
1980 (played in early 1981):
Guillermo Vilas had for the first time the company of José Luis Clerc in the final Masters, in New York and on indoor synthetic. Vilas beat Harold Solomon 5-7. 7-6 and 7-5 and was defeated by Ivan Lendl by 7-5 and 6-4 and by Jimmy Connors with a score of 6-2, 4-6 and 6-0. In his debut, Clerc beat John McEnroe by 6-3 and 6-0 and in the group then lost to Gene Mayer by 6-3 and 7-5 and against Björn Borg by 6-3 and 6-4.
1981 (played early 1982):
Guillermo Vilas and José Luis Clerc returned to New York, in indoor synthetic, and for the only time in their careers they shared the same group in the final Masters. There Vilas defeated Clerc by 6-1 and 7-5 and lost to Vitas Gerulaitis by 6-1 and 6-4 and before Ivan Lendl by 6-4 and 6-1. For his part, Clerc did not appear before Lendl and fell with Gerulaitis 7-6 and 6-1.
1982 (contested in early 1983):
Guillermo Vilas and José Luis Clerc played in New York, indoors and outdoors. With a change in format, Vilas beat Andrés Gómez in the quarterfinals by 7-5 and 6-4 and lost in the semifinal with John McEnroe by 6-3 and 6-3. For his part, Clerc had to make his debut in the round of 16 by beating Mats Wilander by 5-7, 6-4 and 6-1 and was surpassed by McEnroe in the quarterfinals by 6-3 and 6-4.
1983 (played early 1984):
José Luis Clerc performed in New York, on a synthetic carpet and indoors. He was eliminated in his debut, in the round of 16, when he lost to José Higueras 6-2, 6-3.
David Nalbandian and Guillermo Coria debuted the same year in the ATP Finals, in Houston, on a hard court. In his group, Nalbandian beat Juan Carlos Ferrero by 6-3 and 6-1 and lost to Roger Federer 6-3 and 6-0 and against Andre Agassi by 7-6 (10), 3-6 and 6-4 . In his zone, Coria fell to Rainer Schuettler by 6-3, 4-6 and 6-2, defeated Carlos Moyá by 6-2 and 6-3 and yielded to Andy Roddick by 6-3, 6-7 ( 4) and 6-3.
Guillermo Coria and Gastón Gaudio participated in Houston, on hard surfaces. Coria lost in his group to Marat Safin by 6-1 and 6-4, with Tim Henman by 6-2 and 6-2 and against Andy Roddick by 7-6 (4) and 6-3. Meanwhile, Gaudio fell in his group with Roger Federer 6-1 and 7-6 (4), before Carlos Moyá by 6-3 and 6-4 and against Lleyton Hewitt by 6-2 and 6-1.
Record of Argentines in a final ATP Masters: David Nalbandian, Gastón Gaudio, Guillermo Coria and Mariano Puerta played in Shanghai on hard court. This time Nalbandian was a substitute and did not travel, but they called him at the last minute, he went and came out champion. In the group he debuted with a defeat against Roger Federer by 6-3, 2-6 and 6-4, then he beat Coria by 7-5 and 6-4 and Ivan Ljubicic by 6-2 and 6-2, in the semifinal to Nikolay Davydenko 6-0 and 7-5 and in the final Federer 6-7 (4), 6-7 (11), 6-2, 6-1 and 7-6 (3). Gaudio beat Puerta by 6-3 and 7-5, lost with Davydenko by 6-3 and 6-4 and beat Fernando González by 1-6, 7-5 and 7-5 and in the semifinal he was defeated by Federer 6-0 and 6-0. Coria lost to Ljubicic 6-2 and 6-2, the aforementioned loss to Nalbandian and fell against Federer 6-0, 1-6 and 6-2. And Puerta lost the aforementioned match with Gaudio and was also surpassed by González by 6-3, 4-6 and 6-0 and by Davydenko by 6-3 and 6-2.
David Nalbandian played again in Shanghai, on a hard surface. In the group he lost to Roger Federer by 3-6, 6-1 and 6-1 and before Ivan Ljubicic by 5-7, 7-6 (7) and 7-5 and defeated Andy Roddick by 6-2 and 7- 6 (4) and went to the semifinal, where he was beaten by James Blake 6-4 and 6-1.
Juan Martín del Potro made his debut in the ATP Finals, in Shanghai, on a hard court. In his group, he lost to Novak Djokovic by 7-5 and 6-3, beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga by 7-6 (4) and 7-6 (5) and fell to Nikolay Davydenko by 6-3 and 6-2 .
Juan Martín del Potro performed in London, on an indoor concrete court. In the zone he lost to Andy Murray by 6-3, 3-6 and 6-2, he beat Fernando Verdasco by 6-4, 3-6 and 7-6 (1) and Roger Federer by 6-2, 6-7 (5) and 6-3, in the semifinal he beat Robin Soderling by 6-7 (1), 6-3 and 7-6 (3) and in the final he lost to Nikolay Davydenko by 6-3 and 6-4.
Juan Martín del Potro played in London, on a hard surface and indoors. In his group he lost to David Ferrer by 6-3, 3-6 and 6-4 and beat Janko Tipsarevic by 6-0 and 6-4 and Roger Federer by 7-6 (3), 4-6 and 6- 3 and was beaten in the semifinal by Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-3 and 6-2.
Juan Martín del Potro returned to London, on an indoor hard court. In his group he defeated Richard Gasquet by 6-7 (4), 6-3 and 7-5 and lost to Novak Djokovic by 6-3, 3-6 and 6-3 and against Roger Federer by 4-6, 7- 6 (2) and 7-5.