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Davis Cup 2021: Schwartzman suffers an unexpected and difficult defeat against young Ostapenkov

Davis Cup 2021: Schwartzman suffers an unexpected and difficult defeat against young Ostapenkov

Diego Schwartzman unexpectedly lost to young man Daniel Ostapenkov 6-4, 6-3, at the start of the Group A Davis Cup World Series, which is played on clay for the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

Schwartzman (currently number 15 in the world rankings) She fell in 1 hour 38 minutes against an 18-year-old opponent who is ranked 63 in the junior rankings And that he barely played a match as a professional, last year’s Davis Cup defeat to German Dominic Kupfer in Dusseldorf.

In this way, more than 3,000 people attended the Buenos Aires Tennis Court The most important defeat suffered by an Argentine tennis player in the history of the Davis Cup.

“I really don’t know my opponent to assess whether he played a great match, but on both sides of the field I did almost everything wrong and was on a day when almost nothing came outDiego Schwartzman remarked after the defeat.

“I can’t find excuses because there are no excuses and on this court in the past three years I’ve only lost one match against Marco Cecchinato. I’ll try to get my level back “Pique,” he added.

For his part, Daniil Ostapenkov expressed: “It was a great and most important victory in my career.. It was great to be representing my country. It was a special duel and it was a surprise to be playing at such a great level.”

In the second solo fight, Guido Bella local (82 of the world) He will face 16-year-old Belarusian Eric ArutyunyanWho won 30 matches and lost 11 for a rating that puts him 42 in this category.

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I arrived in Belarus For this series in Buenos Aires With three related absences like the one missed by Ilya Ivashka (53), Egor Gerasimov (82) and Strange Andrei Vasilevsky (85 in the major), which forced Captain Alexander Vasilievsky to turn to this youth team.

On this Saturday, The Argentine doubles doubles will face Horacio Zeballos (7 from doubles rating) The Maximo Gonzalez (25) You are Alexander Zjirovsky (20 years old, 1,233 in singles), Martin Borysiuk (21 and 1408 singles and 949 doubles), while the other two singles matches will be played.

Before the start of the series Argentina’s Davis Cup Team Pays A Tribute To Diego Maradona With the release of sky and white balloons in the sky, all players wore a jacket in honor of the former world soccer star and A special gift for ex-wife Claudia Villafay and one of her daughters, Dalma.