The Argentine will play against Djokovic, Medvedev and Zverev. The tournament will begin on November 15.
The London Masters draw was held, in which the best eight tennis players of the season will face off, and luck was not on the side of Diego Schwartzman, who in the first round will have to play against Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, rivals he preferred to avoid.
A few hours ago, the Villa Crespo born had said in a note that his ideal scenario was to face Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas. However, the pairing played a trick on Peque, who underwent an incredible transformation throughout the year that led to the final of the Masters 1000 in Rome and the semi-final at Roland Garros.
His 2020 was so good that he qualified for the London Masters, where the eight best of the season will collide. It will begin on Sunday, November 15 and end a week later, on November 22.
Tokyo Group 1970
London Group 2020
“Being at the Masters is spectacular, three months ago when the circuit was resumed, after the break due to the pandemic, I did not have in mind to be here, but I came to London to compete with the best and I hope to do well”, analyzed the Peque in a virtual press conference that he offered from the English capital for the Argentine press.
Schwartzman, 28, started the year with access to the final in Córdoba (he lost to Chilean Cristian Garín) and the semifinals of the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires, then came the break in the circuit due to the coronavirus pandemic and He returned to racing in August to achieve the best results of his career.
The Peque was a finalist in the Masters 1000 in Rome (he lost to Djokovic) and in Cologne (he fell to the German Zverev), and he excelled at Roland Garros, where he beat tennis players of the caliber of Austrian Dominic Thiem and just gave up in the semifinals against the Spanish Rafael Nadal, later champion of the tournament.
“What stands out the most is that I improved a lot year after year, little by little. This is largely due to my work team, which always finds a way to motivate me and incorporate new things “, added the tennis player coach by Juan Ignacio Chela, a member of” La Legión “Argentina in his player stage.
The Argentine, ninth in the ATP world rankings, will compete in London with Djokovic (1), Nadal (2), Austrian Dominic Thiem (3), Teuton Zverev, Russians Daniil Medvedev (4) and Andrey Rublev (8 ), and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6), with whom he integrates the select group of the best of the season.
The event, which will be played at The O2 Arena in London, on a fast surface and indoors, with prizes of 5,700.00 euros, will have two groups of four tennis players each.
One group will be called Tokyo 1970 (for the inaugural year of the tournament) and will have Djokovic, and the other will be called London 2020 (last year in the city before moving to Turin) in which “Rafa” Nadal will be.