Diego Schwartzman

Diego Schwartzman is an Argentinian professional tennis player, who has competed on the ATP Tour since 2010.

Date of Birth: 16 August 1992
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Residence: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5'6" (170 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2010

Diego Schwartzman was born on August 16, 1992, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to his mother, Silvana, and father, Ricardo. The Argentinian player began his tennis career at age seven and was part of the Club Náutico Hacoaj club - a Jewish-Argentine sports club.

Unlike some of his competitors, Schwartzman had a difficult start to his career. He traveled South America to compete in good quality tournaments, and his mother, a jeweler by trade, sold bracelets at competitions to help fund her son’s tennis journey.

In addition, the young Argentinian struggled to reach the elite level during his junior career. He reached a high of 217th in the Junior rankings. Schwartzman’s only Grand Slam appearance before turning pro came at the 2010 US Open boys' tournament, where he was eliminated in qualifying.

Schwartzman was a late bloomer in his professional career. Generally, he played most of his first senior competitions in South America at the ITF level before moving on to ATP Challenger events. However, Schwartzman had to remain patient for his chance at the top level and first appeared at a Grand Slam in 2013 at the Australian Open. Here, the Argentinian crashed out in the third round of qualifying.

2014 was Schwartzman’s breakthrough year as he won four Challenger titles and won the Challenger Tour Finals. In addition, he started to make regular main draws at the Grand Slams. At the 2014 Roland Garros, he navigated qualifying and got to the second round but lost to Roger Federer. He then reached round one at the US Open later in the season.

Schwartzman was consistent in 2015 and made the main draw of all four Grand Slams for the first time in his career. His best performances came at the French Open and the US Open, where he reached the second round.

The following season was one where Schwartzman established himself on the ATP Tour. In Spring 2016, the Argentinian reached his first-ever ATP title at the Istanbul Open and beat Grigor Dimitrov to claim his maiden tournament win.

Schwartzman almost claimed a second career title in October when he reached the European Open final in Antwerp. But he couldn’t win in the Belgian city and lost against Richard Gasquet. Another strong season followed in 2017, as Schwartzman made it to the Roland Garros third round and the quarter-finals at the US Open.

Moreover, the Argentinian went close to notching the European Open title again, making it to a second consecutive final. However, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga prevented Schwartzman in the final. Due to his sustained success, Schwartzman ended 2017 25th in the ATP Rankings.

Schwartzman began 2018 strongly with a fourth-round run at the Australian Open before claiming his first ATP-500 title at the Rio Open. More Grand Slam progress followed at the French Open as the Argentinian reached the quarter-final but lost to Rafael Nadal.

In 2019, he was unable to break his quarter-final hoodoo and lost at the same stage at the US Open. Schwartzman made regular ATP Tour finals and reached the final at the Vienna Open and the Argentina Open. He also won his third career title at the Los Cabos Open, beating Taylor Fritz.

While Schwartzman couldn’t claim another title in 2020, he did reach the Top 10 after some consistently strong performances. He made it to a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time at the Roland Garros before losing against Nadal again.

However, the Argentinian player reached three further ATP finals at the Cologne Championship, the Cordoba Open, and the Italian Open - his first Masters 1000 final. In 2021, Schwartzman was less consistent, and his best Grand Slam run came at the French Open again when he reached the final eight.

However, he won his home tournament in Buenos Aires and made the European Open final for the third time before losing to Jannik Sinner. Schwartzman almost defended his title at the Buenos Aires Open in 2022 but eventually lost to Casper Ruud.

In his following tournament, the Rio Open, Schwartzman reached the final again, only to lose against Carlos Alcaraz. In 2023 and 2024, Schwartzman suffered a loss in form and dropped out of the ATP Top 100. He also failed to reach the main round of the Australian Open, losing in the first round of qualifying.

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