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“My game was disastrous”: Diego Schwartzman’s self-criticism after his Davis Cup crash

BySkyla Hutton

Sep 25, 2021

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70% of the capacity present at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club was perplexed when the last ball of Diego schwartzman went outside. In this way, one of the most striking defeats in the history of Argentine tennis and the Davis Cup in general was consummated. The world number 15 was defeated by Belarusian Daniil Ostapenkov 6-4, 6-3. The 18-year-old, who does not have an official ranking, was the protagonist of the afternoon. The back cover happened to be of the local tennis player, who, once the game was over, did not avoid self-criticism and made a crude analysis.

“I’m not surprised, any tennis player who competes in a Davis Cup is a professional. But my match was disastrous, beyond what Ostapenkov did, I didn’t know him, I don’t know if he plays like that or not, but it doesn’t matter. My game was terrible, one of the worst I had, “he said forcefully. Diego schwartzman. The former top ten could not do almost anything that he is used to and left the court with very bad feelings. Some of them will have to recover to face tomorrow’s game in the fourth point of the series.

Ostapenkov gave the note

“He has a lot of merit, he did good things. But I did too badly, and on this surface I usually play well. There is no excuse, I had a very bad day and he had a good day,” added the Small. The disappointment was noticeable at the time of being self-critical with respect to the level shown against a rival who arrived in Buenos Aires with very few scrolls and took an unbeatable moment. On the other hand, Guido Pella’s victory gave more air to the team led by Gastón Gaudio, which will start on Saturday under equal conditions.

In this way, the next game of Diego schwartzman It will be the first single on Sunday, immediately after the double. His rival, a priori, is Erik Arutiunian, who was Pella’s opponent today. If the logic is fulfilled and the couple of Horacio Zeballos and Máximo González triumph, the best national tennis player will have the opportunity to close the series, something that would come in handy after what he experienced today.

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