Diego Schwartzman (11th) made his debut at La Catedral del Tenis with a solid victory over Frenchman Benoit Paire (46th), although not having previous competition on grass was more worrying than usual.
“At first it was a good decision not to play Queen’s because I was tired of Paris. However, We asked for a wild card in Mallorca but there was no good communication and when I stepped on the grass they told me there was no such invitation. That worried because it is always good to arrive (to Wimbledon) with previous tournaments but it touched this. Competition is competition but I felt comfortable and confident, “he told ESPNTenis.com on his arrival in the second round in London.
The best albiceleste and Latin American racket was left with the victory with partials of 6-3, 6-4 and 6-0, with the particularity that the game started on Monday, but due to lack of light it had to be suspended to be completed on Tuesday.
It is the third time in a row the world number 11 has beaten the first round of Wimbledon, thus achieving the fact of having reached this mark in the four Majors.
Regarding the tournament itself, he highlighted the benefits of the organization despite the fact that there is a “extremely strict quarantine as in the US Open” and one of the harshest “of the Miami Open today.”
After two years of absence on the London lawn, he highlighted: “The courts are incredible and the only bad thing is the (little) freedom within the club. We cannot leave the hotel, they do not allow you to go see compatriots to other fields, we are escorted by security from the moment we entered the club, “said the Argentine among many other restrictions.
For a place in the third instance of the London tournament, the Small He will play against the British Liam Broady (143 °), executioner in his presentation of the Italian and former Roland Garros semi-finalist Marco Cecchinatto (86 °) by 6-3, 6-4 and 6-0.