End of the Olympic dream for Diego Schwartzman


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End of the Olympic dream for Diego Schwartzman

Diego Schwartzman fell 6-1, 2-6 and 6-1 to Karen Khachanov, in the round of 16 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Closing for Peque’s first participation in an Olympic Games.

In just 28 minutes, Karen Khachanov crushed Diego Schwartzman 6-1. The Russian, on a surface that feels very comfortable, made the rigor of his right felt and imposed conditions on the Argentine.

Schwartzman’s recovery came at the start of the second set: another Peque came out to play the set and managed to keep all his serves. He broke the Russian in the sixth game (4-2) and in the eighth, to close the quarter 6-2.

The decisive set had Khachanov breaking in the third and a decisive fourth game: the Argentine had five break opportunities (in the third the Russian raised a 33-ball rally) but Karen ended up keeping her serve. Then the Russian broke Peque again to go 4-1.

Schwartzman would have two new chances to break in the sixth game but Khachanov’s good serve ended up prevailing and generated frustration in the Argentine who even broke his racket in that game.

Peque closes his first Olympic Game in this way, where he also played doubles with Facundo Bagnis, and were eliminated in the first round 6-2 and 6-1, at the hands of the Polish duo made up of Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz.


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