Diego schwartzman will not want to go to London Masters only to fulfill his dream of having participated in that historic tournament. The Argentine, who at 28 will make his debut in the appointment that is drawn on Thursday and brings together the best eight of the season, has all the potential at his disposal to fight in the English capital.
However, What do the antecedents of the albiceleste say before the remaining seven classified to the contest? It is well worth reviewing each of the records.
In front of the number one in the world, Novak Djokovic, Peque has a fresh memory: it was in the final of the Rome Masters 1000, where he fell 7-5 and 6-3. The series, meanwhile, favors the Serbian 5-0.
The record against the other Spanish-speaking player, Rafael Nadal, has a total of 11 antecedents. Despite the 10-1 in favor of the matador, Peque has in his favor the last time they met in the quarterfinals in Rome, where he beat Manacorí for the first and, so far, only time.
The token marks that in front of his friend Dominic Thiem, Schwartzman is 6-3 down. However, the last confrontation between the two was for the Argentine in the quarterfinals. Due to current and game circumstances, it is one of his most even series.
Probably Daniil Medvedev be one of the toughest rivals for Peque. It marks it 4-0 in favor of the Russian in the history. The European, in addition, will arrive with the confidence of being the brand new champion in Paris-Bercy.
The last confrontation was in 2018, far from the best level of both, but there is a trend that reflects the numbers in their history against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas: 1-1 on the count. The incentive of victory in his only indoor match (Antwerp 2017) gives hope to the 9th in the world.
Far is that 6-2 and 6-0 in Kitzbuhel in 2014, the first confrontation between the two; However, Schwartzman knows what it’s like to beat Alexander Zverev and give it a fight. He also did it at the 2019 US Open, although in their only match in 2020 at the Cologne end, the German swept Peque 6-2 and 6-1. The Serie? Tied in two.
The only match against the other debutant in the tournament, the Russian Andrey Rublev, has a very distant antecedent in time: it was a victory in five sets for the Argentine by 0-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (3) and 9-7 in the first round of Roland Garros 2017.