There are no Argentines left in Rome, in a very bad day for the national players. Neither Diego Schwartzman nor Sebastián Báez could continue their path in the Italian Masters 1000 after the defeats suffered this Wednesday.
Schwartzman’s fall was very surprising, he was already eliminated after losing in the second round against the American Marcos Girón 6-1 and 7-6 (7-4). El Peque felt the wear and tear he had suffered in Tuesday’s victory against Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic, when he saved two match points and played almost two and a half hours of the game.
The 29-year-old Argentine and finalist in Rome in the 2020 edition (he lost to Serbian Novak Dojkovic), never felt comfortable on the brick dust of the Foro Italico and lost to Girón after one hour and 52 minutes of play .
With the defeat of the “Peque” there were no Argentines left in the main singles draw, since Sebastián Báez had also said goodbye to the tournament earlier. The revelation of the season fought well in the first set, but then he was deflated until he lost to the German Alexander Zverev (3) 7-6 (8-6) and 6-3 in an hour and a half of play.
The Masters 1000 in Rome is played on a clay surface, will distribute prizes of 6,008,725 euros and had three Argentine champions throughout its history: Guillermo Vilas in 1980, José Luis Clerc in 1981 and Alberto Mancini in 1989.