Diego Schwartzman: 'My family had many economic issues, suffered a lot'

Diego Schwartzman: 'My family had many economic issues, suffered a lot'

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Diego Schwartzman has had the best years of his career. The Argentine player won his first career-title in 2016 Istanbul, then he lost Antwerp final in the same year and this year another Antwerp final lost. He still ended the year in the top 30 and now earned $3 million career prize money.

The World No. 26 started from rock bottom, and in a recent interview to La Nacion said: 'In the 80s my family had many economic issues, and they suffered a lot to make me and my brothers keep going.

When I started playing tennis, my mum was selling bracelets in the tournaments in order to have money to pay trips. We were basically living in poverty and now we are a medium-class family. I am grateful to my parents and brothers.' Commenting on his improvements, the 25-year-old added: 'I have been keeping my team and a game style that it seems is working.

Last year I managed to crack top 50 and win my first title. I remember that I had a very good second half of the season, beating higher-ranked players, and it gave me the confidence to start 2017 at a good level. This year the key has been consistency and mental strength.' ALSO READ: Wawrinka: 'I am not at my best, Melbourne is the goal.

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