Diego Schwartzman States His Objectives for 2021 Season After a Breakthrough Year

Published 01/04/2021, 7:00 AM EST
SHANGHAI, CHINA – OCTOBER 11: Roger Federer of Switzerland shakes hands with Diego Schwartzman of Argentina after their Men’s singles mach against on day 4 of 2017 ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters at Qizhong Stadium on October 11, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by XIN LI/Getty Images)


Current world no. 9 Diego Schwartzman’s journey has been remarkable so far. The Argentine’s game has progressed with each season gone by. Although Diego Schwartzman has a smaller height compared to the other players on tour, he has a big game. Some of the wins in his career have been against some of the best players in the game. 

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Ever since Schwartzman first arrived at the main stage, there have been constant developments in his levels. In 2016, he won his first-ever ATP title at the Istanbul Open. In the final, Diego impressively defeated Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, winning 6-0 in the final set. The next year, in 2017, Schwartzman made it to the quarterfinal of the US Open, beating the then world no. 7 Marin Cilic, during the initial rounds. 

Daniil Medvedev of Russia shakes hands at the net with Diego Schwartzman of Argentina after their Quarter-Final Singles Match during day Five of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club on June 21, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Diego Schwartzman – “Want to continue improving even if it’s minimal”

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Recently, during an interview, the Argentine was asked about his plans and objectives with regard to the upcoming 2021 season. He said, “I am about to maintain the regularity that I have been having, the level that I have been having for several years. To be healthy physically, mentally and also in health, which is very important. And to be able to continue improving, even if it is something minimal. Sustaining me and improving something is among the keys to trying to stay there.

(Quotes have been translated from Spanish)

The Argentine’s ranking has been getting better with each passing season. He asserts it does get difficult to maintain oneself at the highest level and there is no margin for error. 

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Schwartzman – “My ranking has been improving for years”

Schwartzman further spoke about the climb up in his ranking and further targets. He stated, “My ranking is also continuing to improve, as it has been for several years, which is becoming increasingly difficult. Maintaining and improving myself, looking for the solutions that I may have within my reach so that I can achieve that, is still the most important objective.”

In 2020, Schwartzman had the best season in his career. He qualified for the season-ending ATP Finals, being seeded 8. Diego made it to the semi-final of the French Open, which was his best performance at a grand slam event. Fans will look forward to the Argentine continuing to impress them with his performances in the coming season. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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