Daily reporters headlined Diego Schwartzman ’s name in the past few weeks because of his tremendous performance on the clay surface. While Argentine stunned defending champion Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open, he upset US Open champion Dominic Thiem, during the French Open.
After the Semifinals’ appearance at this year’s Roland Garros, Diego has entered into ATP top 10 players list for the first time in his career. The 28-years-old holds 8th place in the world with 3,180 points.
However, in an interview with ATP.com, Schwartzman spoke about his recent performance, especially his first victory against the king of clay Rafael Nadal and reaching the first Masters 1000 finals at the Italian Open 2020.
Speaking about his present moment, Diego expressed, “They were weeks, the last ones, very good, of level, with a lot of new things, defeating the best brick dust players that there are today and I think that in the end, I ended up winning the power to enter the Top10.”
While Diego eyes on to play in his first ATP Tour finals this year, he has added the new ATP 250 Cologne 2 event to his schedule. Additionally, the world number eight has practiced at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Mallorca ahead of the hardcourt events.
Taking training at Spaniard’s hometown, Diego Schwartzman explained, “I feel very comfortable in Mallorca. I love the Rafa Nadal Academy. I have already been several times. And I like the city too, and it is an important part of being able to enjoy after coming and training to relax.”
“Playing Roland Garros Was Crazy”: Diego Schwartzman
Whereas Schwartzman has heard concerns about playing at the French Open from other tennis players, he has exhausted when he comes over Rafael Nadal’s performances.
Diego also went on to shower praise on Spaniard, “It’s incredible what Nadal is doing. Now he’s there fighting Federer to see who wins more Grand Slams titles. Djokovic is also there. A little behind the two with three major tournaments behind.“
“Many times I have heard many tennis players say that the simple fact of playing Roland Garros was crazy; imagine being able to win it thirteen times. You cannot understand what Nadal does there”. he concluded.