Schwartzman, the sixth Argentine to beat Murray


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Schwartzman, the sixth Argentine to beat Murray

Diego schwartzman achieved a historic victory against Andy Murray at the ATP 250 in Antwerp. The scoreboard, which ended with 6-4 and 7-6 (6) in favor of Peque, ended up resulting in him being the sixth Argentine tennis player to beat the former world number one and Sir Andy’s tenth defeat against an Albiceleste tennis player.

The first defeat of the Scotsman against an Argentine was at Wimbledon 2005. There he faced a David nalbandian he was in the top 20 players in the world. The native of the province of Córdoba beat in five sets (6-7 (4), 1-6, 6-0, 6-4 and 6-1) to a young Murray who was only 18 years old at the time.

A year later, Juan Ignacio Chela would do the same. In the first round of Australian Open, the current coach of Schwartzman He beat him in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 and 6-3.

During 2009 and with a Murray already installed among the four best players on the planet, there were two Argentines who beat him for the first time: Juan Mónaco and Juan Martín Del Potro. Pico did it at the Masters 1000 in Rome while the Tandilense did it at the Masters 1000 in Madrid.

Until this victory of Schwartzman against the Briton in Antwerp, the last to beat it had been Federico Delbonis in 2016. In that year the Azulean defeated him at the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells.

Opposite case, the Argentines who faced Murray and could never beat him were: Facundo Arguello, Sergio Roitman, Juan Ignacio Londero, Carlos Berlocq, Jose Acasuso, Guido Pella, Guillermo Cañas and Leo Mayer.


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