Diego Schwartzman had no problems in the fourth point and, after 6-1 and 6-2 against Alexander Zgirovsky, sealed Argentina’s 3-1 victory over Belarus in Davis Cup World Group I.
Although the porteño was expected to face Erik Arutiunian, Belarusian team captain Aleksandr Vasilevski moved the pieces and put Zgirovsky on the court, since the 16-year-old tennis player had played the doubles.
Unlike what was his debut in this series against Belarus (he fell in straight sets against Daniil Ostapenkov), Small had a solid match. He did not hesitate, he released his right, he was encouraged to drop and delighted the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club with the entire class worthy of a tennis player who knew how to be Top Ten.
After that initial defeat, Guido Pella had beaten Arutiunian to even the series, while in the first shift of this day, Horacio Zeballos and Máximo González defeated Ostapenkov and Arutiunian by 5-7, 6-2 and 6-2, which meant the partial 2-1 in favor of Argentina.
It should be remembered that after the defeat against Colombia in 2020, the national team had descended to World Group I and that is why they played this series against Belarus.
In this way, Schwartzman’s was a key victory that transmits tranquility to Argentine tennis to be able to play the Qualifiers in March, a decisive instance to reach the Finals in Madrid 2022.