The Argentine tennis player diego schwartzmann was deleted from Barcelona ATP 500who puts the Conde de Godó trophy at stake, after losing today in the second round with the Italian “top ten” Jannik sinner by 6-2 and 6-4.
The “little” Schwartzman, relegated to 48th place in the ATP world rankings after a weak start to the season, was unable to contain Sinner (8) and said goodbye to the Catalan tournament after one hour and 40 minutes of play.
The 30-year-old Argentinian had lost the previous two matches he played for the Italian, the final in Antwerp, Belgium in 2021, and last week’s Wednesday at the Monte Carlo Masters 1000.
The 21-year-old Italian will play his next match in the round of 16 against Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (36), who beat Belgian David Goffin (99) 6-1, 7-5.
The match, which is played on the clay court of the Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona, offers prizes totaling 2,872,435 euros and sees the defending champion, Carlos Alcaraz (2), will then have the presentation of two other Argentine tennis players: Francisco Cerúndolo and Pedro Cachín.
Cerúndolo (32) will start directly in the second round against the Italian Francesco Passaro (130), who yesterday beat the Spanish Fernando Verdasco (239) in the opening round with a comfortable 6-1 and 6-1.
Cachín of Cordoba, who yesterday also beat the Dutch Gils Brouwner (116) in the opening round, will face the second favorite for the title: the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (3).
The Comte de Godó has had two Argentine champions throughout its history: Martín Jaite in 1987 and Gastón Gaudio in 2002.
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