ATP Buenos Aires: Diego Schwartzman storms to home win
Diego Schwartzman celebrated his fourth title on the ATP tour in Buenos Aires. The Argentine clearly prevailed in two sets against his compatriot Francisco Cerundolo in his home country.
by Michael Rothschädl
last edit: Mar 07, 2021, 08:33 pm
Even before the final of the ATP 250 event in Buenos Aires, it was clear: For the first time since 2008 there will be a home win in Argentina , as two compatriots faced each other in the final. While it was hardly surprising that Diego Schwartzman, clay court specialist and number nine in the tennis world, had made it into the final, one could certainly speak of a medium sensation with his counterpart Francisco Cerundolo.
Accordingly, the role of favorites was clearly distributed before this final. And Diego Schwartzman was obviously in no shape to raise any doubts in the early stages of this game. The Argentine started strong, acted almost flawlessly and pulled away after a few minutes with a double break to 4-0. Cerundolo was able to prevent the maximum penalty in the first round after two blocked breakballs, but Schwartzman closed the sack minutes later with 6: 1.
First home win for Schwartzman
Same game in round two. Cerundolo saw no country, especially on the second serve, and had by now to bitterly acknowledge that Diego Schwartzman shouldn't have grown much against this day. Again the world number ninth managed an early break, which Schwartzman was able to transport to a 6: 1 and 6: 2 success after a little more than an hour and 15 minutes.
For Diego Schwartzman it is the fourth title on the ATP tour after the successes in Istanbul (2016), Rio de Janeiro (2018) and Los Cabos (2018). In his home country, it was the first triumph for the 28-year-old.