Diego Schwartzman had his “last dance” at Roland Garros and said goodbye in tears to the applause of the public

Diego Schwartzman had his “last dance” at Roland Garros and said goodbye in tears to the applause of the public
Diego Schwartzman had his “last dance” at Roland Garros and said goodbye in tears to the applause of the public

The Argentine tennis player, who will retire from tennis in 2025, said goodbye to the Parisian Grand Slam in qualifying after losing to Quentin Halys

Diego Schwartzman lost the chance to enter the main draw Roland Garros when falling to the French Quentin Halys 4-6, 6-4 and 7-6 (10) after an intense match that was played in the stadium Suzanne Lenglen from the complex located in Paris, and left the court with tears in his eyes, knowing that it was his last participation as a player in the legendary Grand Slam that is played on brick dust.

After battling for more than three hours in the second round duel of the qualification stage, the Little He left a message to the audience present and could not contain his emotion: “This last match shows how I played my entire last career, especially at Roland Garros. Even facing a local I felt at home. To be honest, I feel great. I did what I know how to do, which is to fight hard to win the match, but he (for Halys) deserved to win. Congratulations to all the French public.”

Before the great applause from the public, who encouraged him with “Diego, Diego,” Schwartzman He remembered his great performances on Parisian soil, where he reached the semifinals in 2020, when he lost to Rafael Nadal. “I have many battles here and I will never forget them. Even losing, as Dominic (Thiem, who also played his last game at RG) said, playing in a full Lenglen is very exciting. Thank you all, I will never forget it,” concluded the 31-year-old tennis player who will put an end to his career at the ATP in Buenos Aires in 2025.

The record of the player trained at Náutico Hacoaj at Roland Garros includes, in addition to that semi against Nadal, 10 appearances in the Grand Slam, in which he played 33 matches and had a record of 23 wins and 10 losses.

* Peque Schwartzman was eliminated in the second round of the Roland Garros qualifying

In addition to the performance of Littlethere were other Argentines who managed to advance to the next round at Roland Garros, such as the victory of Roman Burruchaga against the Japanese Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-2 and 6-4. The son of the former world champion soccer player with the National Team will face the Slovakian Jozef Kovalík on Friday.

For its part, Marcos Trungelitti he fell to the Canadian Gabriel Diallo 7-6, 3-6 and 6-4 and in the duel of compatriots, Facundo Bagnis won 6-4 and 6-2 Juan Manuel Cerúndolo. In the next instance, the man from Rosario will face Japanese Shintaro Mochizuki this Thursday.

In the women’s branch of the Parisian tournament, the Pergaminense Julia Riera She took a key step by defeating the French Harmony Tan 6-3, 6-2 and will face the Filipino Alexandra Eala to continue in the race. While the Mar del Plata Solana Sierra She could not beat the Australian Olivia Gadecki (6-4 and 6-2) and said goodbye to the tournament.

In the other tournaments in force on the ATP circuit, Sebastian Baez He advanced to the quarterfinals at the Geneva Open after beating Spaniard Roberto Carballés Baena 6-3, 6-0. His next obstacle will be the Norwegian Casper Ruudsecond seed.

In Lyon, Tomas Etcheverry He beat the Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild 7-5 and 3-0 (forfeit) to advance to the quarterfinals of the French tournament, while Francisco Cerúndolo He could not do the same against the Frenchman Hugo Gastón, who won 6-2, 2-6 and 6-3.

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