Top-ranked Argentine tennis player Diego Schwartzman insists the conditions at the Laver Cup in Boston suit him well as he is hoping to surprise Andrey Rublev of Team Europe and bring Team World points on the opening day of the event.
Schartzman, who debuted at the Laver Cup in 2019, is set to make his second appearance at the event. "Well, I think the conditions are good for me. The courts are slow this year. I felt great in a few practices I have had so far.
I have to be ready for tommorow. Andrey Rublev has big shots, he is playing very fast... Under these conditions I will have an opportunity to get rolling on the points. Let's see what happens tommorow but conditions are good for me," Schwartzman said.
Schwartzman suffered a shock Davis Cup loss
Last week, Schwartzman made the headlines after losing to unranked Daniil Ostapenkov in the Davis Cup. “It was one of the worst days of my career,” Schwartzman told La Nacion of the loss to Ostapenkov.
“I lost to an unranked, inexperienced player. All that already affects [me] a lot. Although 80 or 90 percent of the people are always encouraging [me], there was a minority who criticized me with bad intentions. “I received threats, insults and requests not to return to Argentina.
More or less, it affects [me]." Schwartzman suffered a straight-set loss to Belarusian Ostapenkov in the opening rubber of the tie but luckily for him Argentina recovered and won the tie. "I have no excuses. I did everything wrong.
I played way below my level. Did I know my opponent? No, I had no information about him," Schwartzman said after the loss. "I could never find my way around the match. He played perfect. "His serve and forehand hurt me a lot. I also think it was one of the worst matches of my professional career."