Diego Schwartzman fell this Thursday against the British Cameron Norrie 6-0 and 6-2 and was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 tennis from Indian Wells, in the U.S. The winner will play the semifinals against the Polish Hubert Hurkacz or the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, which comes from eliminating Russian Daniil Medvedev, the main candidate to win the title.
The “Peque”, located in the post 15th in the ATP world rankings, he was surpassed from start to finish by Norrie (26), who was left with a landslide victory on the main court of the tournament, after 1 hour and 15 minutes of a disparate confrontation.
Schwartzman, who last Wednesday he had perhaps the best performance of the year by beating the Norwegian Casper Ruud, world number 10, made a lot of mistakes and was easy prey to Norrie, who he did not give the Argentine a break and He quickly dispatched it in two sets.
The first round was clearly in favor of the tennis player who grew up in New Zealand and then he became an English citizen, who at sheer power he was left with a resounding 6-0.
A) Yes, the first four games were vital to the outcome of this episode, where Peque could not maintain his service in any and his opponent, on the contrary, confirmed his two breaks. With a bulky result against him, the Argentine ended up paying dearly for his lack of efficiency.
The second set was a bit more fought; the Buenos Aires man showed a change in his attitude and even seemed to react, since he recovered from a loss of service and rallied from 0-2 to 2-2.
But below, totally evicted, He watched as many of Norrie’s balls stung the strap. When things started to get complicated the Argentinian decided to take off the mufa and He changed his gray shirt for a blue one. Even so, the British won the following four games, with two breaks included, and left him out of the contest.
The “Peque” never felt comfortable, he was too rushed and very erratic. He only won one game on his serve and made four double faults. What’s more, He could barely win 42% of the points with his first serve and 27% with his second.
To get to this match, Schwartzman had eliminated successively the American Maxime Cressy, the British Daniel Evans and the Norwegian Ruud.
Norrie, 26 years old, advantage now 3-1 to the Buenos Aires in the history after beating him in Acapulco 2019, at US Open 2020 and this Thursday in Indian Wells, which is played on fast courts with prizes of 8.4 million dollars; in addition, the British lost in Antwerp (Belgium) 2018.