Diego Schwartzman (9th) will make his presentation at the Rome Masters 1000 against Félix Auger-Aliassime (20th) which debuted with a victory in the first round.
The Canadian got rid of Filip Krajinovic (36th) 6-3, 6-7 (5) and 6-4 and will face Peque for the second round of the Italian tournament. So far in 2021, Auger-Aliassime was a finalist in Melbourne 2, reached the fourth round of the Australian Open and reached the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 in Acapulco and Barcelona.
There is only one confrontation between Schwartzman and the Canadian, which occurred during 2020. In Colonia 2, the Argentine triumphed 6-4, 5-7 and 6-4 and reached the final of that contest.