The first Argentine racket in the Olympic Games, Diego Schwartzman, gave a press conference in advance of the trip to Tokyo where He pondered the chance to represent Argentina without detracting from those who chose not to appear.
The ATP champion from Buenos Aires stressed that “it is a very personal decision whenever a player has to represent his country in either the Olympic Games or the Davis Cup. I understand that the Olympics have that difference with the Davis that is played every year and sometimes there are certain players who privilege the ATP calendar to represent the country at certain times. “
“The Tokyo thing, not being done last year and all the restrictions, causes a lot of players to drop out and it is very respectable. I am on the side that if you play for Argentina I like to be there and I enjoy it much more than a traditional tournament. Respect for those who decide not to be there. We all know what it is to travel to Asia and it is logical that some decide to compete in the Tour “, he put things in due measure on Small.
“I was convinced to go and my team agreed with me, that was very good. Hopefully I can do something great in Tokyo. It is the objective ”finished the number 12 of the world ranking.
“The casualties will allow me, if I’m lucky, a more comfortable first rounds and if I manage to advance and take the rhythm of the game, I am a more dangerous player, “said the former ATP Top Ten.
“I hope that in Tokyo I can play well, in my head I am very competitive and I always want to win. I also want to enjoy my first Olympic experience regardless of whether it is going great or not. I am starting a long journey. It’s 40 hours and I hope to acclimatize as well as possible “, commented who, in addition to his participation in singles, will do so in doubles under the guidance of Facundo Bagnis.