Diego Schwartzman becomes the last player to qualify for London after Rafael Nadal defeated Pablo Carreno Busta in the quarter-finals of Paris Masters 1000. Additionally, this will be the debut for the Argentine in the ATP Finals. Moreover, the tournament is going to be organised at the end of the second week of November.
Diego would have achieved this feat earlier had he defeated Daniil Medvedev. However, his defeat lighted a glimmer of hope for the 29-year old Spaniard Busta. But Nadal’s comeback after losing the second set proved to be too much for him. And Nadal finally won the match by 6-4, 5-7, 6-1.
After winning the match, Nadal also congratulated Diego for this achievement. And he said, “I congratulate him. It is something important for him and everyone else.” Besides, Nadal regards the tournament in London as a very integral one. And he added, “Qualifying for London is always something very nice. And it is a reward for a great year.”
“He(Diego) Has Done Very High-Level Tournaments”: Rafael Nadal
Moreover, the current world number two had all appreciation for the 28-year old Argentine. Nadal said, “With what has been played, he has done very high-level tournaments. And that has led him to this position. Diego deserves this.” Besides, Nadal also wished him all the best.
Diego Schwartzman had, without a doubt, a great year. However, his defeat in the quarter-finals did put him in difficulty. But Nadal’s win ensured that the world number 9 reached London to compete against the very best.
Besides, for Nadal, he will now be against Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals in Paris. The current world number two has never won a title in the Paris Masters 1000. And in the absence of Novak Djokovic, the 34-years old Spanish great would see his chances in the tournament.
Schwartzman is the first Argentine to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals in London since Juan Martin del Potro in 2013. The tournament is scheduled to begin on 15 November.