Schwartzman unloads all his anger in Hamburg. ESPN video capture
Diego Schwartzman arrived in Hamburg looking to recover positive feelings after Bastad’s tough elimination from the ATP 250, in which he suffered a resounding 6-1 and 6-0 against Spaniard Pablo Carreño Busta and greeted himself in the quarter-finals.
However, his illusion of going further into the German city and starting to meet his best tennis again was quickly disappointed. In his debut at the ATP 500 played on clay, where he started as third seed, he lost 7-5 and 6-4 against Emil Ruusuvorinumber 42 of the ATP ranking.
In the middle of the second set, after a new unforced error that did not allow him to settle for the scoreboard, The Argentine tennis player exploded with anger and released all his anger by exploding the racket against the floor.
So, There are already five consecutive tournaments in which El Peque has not managed to win more than two games. He crashed in the first round at Queen’s, Eastbourne and now in Hamburg, while at Wimbledon and Bastad he reached the second round. He hasn’t amassed more than two straight wins from Roland Garros when he lost to Novak Djokovic in the round of 16.
The 23-year-old Finn, for his part, managed to leave behind Bastad’s unsuccessful period, where he was eliminated early against Dominic Thiem, and will face Lorenzo Musetti in the next instance. The Italian comes from the victory over Serbian Dusan Lajovic in a tight match that was defined 6-7, 7-6 and 6-3.