WATCH: Diego Schwartzman Engages in a Heated Exchange With Dan Evans at Cincinnati Open 2021

Published 08/17/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 9, 2021 Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman during his quarter final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Benoit Tessier


The last tournament before the US Open 2021 is underway and Diego Schwartzman took on Dan Evans in the opening round of the Cincinnati Open 2021. Although the Argentine ended up winning the match, a bitter incident took place during the match. 

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From the looks of it, Diego Schwartzman and Dan Evans were having a dispute with each other. There was some disagreement between the two players and that led to an argument. Diego won the game and screamed out loud which got the British player agitated. Towards the end of the clip, Diego told Dan to “Sit down”

Aug 12, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Diego Schwartzman of Argentina returns a ball to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Diego Schwartzman makes peace eventually 

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However, once the match ended, both players made peace, and it was a good display of sportsmanship. Speaking of the match, it went the distance and the winner had to be decided in the third and final set. The Argentine won the match 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. 

Reflecting on Schwartzman’s season so far, he began competing in Melbourne at the Australian Open but lost in the third round to Aslan Karatsev. Following that, he won the Argentina Open. 

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Aug 9, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Daniel Evans of Great Britain plays a shot against Alexander Bublik in first round play at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Later, at the French Open, he was having a brilliant run until he met Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinal who halted his journey. Next up for him was the Wimbledon Championships, in which he lost in the third round. The grass courts are not his preferred surface.

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At the Canada Open, he lost in the fourth round to Roberto Bautista Agut. Currently, he is in Cincinnati and has won his opening round match. All eyes will be on him as he continues his search for the title.

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Rohan Kollare

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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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