The tennis player from La Plata advanced to the second round of the ATP 250 but Peque fell by the wayside after abandoning his match due to physical discomfort.
The beginning of the Argentines in Zhuhai ATP 250 had a bitter taste as a consequence of the triumph of Thomas Etcheverry against the Australians Luke Saville and retirement due to injury Diego Schwartzman while facing Alex Bolt.
Etcheverry (35th) beat Saville (313th) in the doubles 6-4 after two hours of playing. The confrontation – the first between both tennis players – helped the Argentine advance to the second round of the competition, instance where he will face the Czech Dalibor Svrcina.
He Smallfor his part, was eliminated in the first round after leave the duel against Bolt (323rd) due to physical discomfort. Number 136 in the world ranking He fell to 6-3 and 4-2 when he decided to retire. The match, in any case, went badly for the Argentine, who gave away his serve for the first time he gave in the first and second sets.
Schwartzman and the questions after ending his relationship with Chela
Shortly before the ATP 250 in Zhuhai, Diego Schwartzman confirmed that He ended his relationship with his coach, Juan Ignacio Chela. The news is provided within the framework of a year of Small to forget, with 23 tournaments played in which he did not go beyond the first or second round in 21 of them. Now, after abandoning Zhuhai, the question is whether he can finish the year playing or whether he will focus on reaching 2024 in the best possible way.
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