Argentine tennis is in a position to say that it can build your own “Masters” throughout history. With the classification of Diego schwartzman sealed, they are already eight the Argentines who had the honor of playing this prestigious tournament in singles mode.
The first to achieve such a feat was Guillermo Vilas in 1974. He is the Argentine with the most participations in the contest with a total of eight (1974-1978 and 1980-1982). The other Argentine to achieve it in the last century was Jose Luis Clerc. “Batata” managed to get into the tournament of the best players of the year in four consecutive seasons between 1980 and 1983.
Another Argentine who had several participations was Guillermo Coria. The former world number 3 played three editions in a row between 2003 and 2005, his best seasons on the professional circuit.
Gastón Gaudio, executioner of the magician Coria in the final at Roland Garros 2004, qualified twice for the then Tennis Masters Cup. It was in his dream 2004 and 2005 when the “cat” managed to be in that select group of players.
David nalbandian, another of the Argentine tennis players who are members of the historic Legion, occupied one of the places at the tournament that closes the year on three occasions: 2003, 2005 (entered as a substitute) and 2006.
With the final reached at Roland Garros as a great pillar, the Cordoba Mariano Puerta managed to qualify for the Masters Tournament in 2005, that being his first and only participation in said tournament.
Who knew how to be the last Argentine representative in this tournament was Juan Martin del Potro. The tandilense played in Shanghai the 2008 edition and in London in 2009, 2012 and 2013. I could have done it in 2018, but his right knee injury sidelined him from the season finale.