In an interview with Efe, Diego Schwartzman commented on his three-set loss to Novak Djokovic in the Rome Open semifinals. The Argentinian, who is competing at Queen's this week, said: "I could have done something more and taken some opportunities I had.
It could have been my maiden Masters 1000 final and I would also have beaten the world no. 1. I think, though, that those 16 times were against Nadal, Federer and Djokovic. Many times I played very well and I was close, but it's the little details that make a difference."
On his French Open run, Schwartzman added: "I faced Leonardo Mayer who is a very aggressive player, who basically does not make you do anything on the court. Sometimes you make a lot of unforced errors and this time I didn't make it.
He played a great match and I played a pretty correct match, but I could not make him comfortable enough to make mistakes. It was a shame." Schwartzman also spoke about Alexander Bublik's underarm serve in his match against him: "I do not agree with this kind of serve, but everyone has his game style, everyone can do what he wants to.
I used it once and unfortunately, I lost the point. I think that serving 200km/h is better than serving from the bottom." On his win over Bublik, Schwartzman concluded: "It was a great match for me. He was not an easy opponent, especially for the Bublik's game style. On grass, it's tougher. I felt very well and comfortable for playing like this."