Argentina's Diego Schwartzman leaves Vienna in good and positive spirits despite losing the final at the Erste Bank Open 500 as he says he has gotten his confidence back. Schwartzman, seeded at No. 5, fell just short of stunning top-seeded Dominic Thiem in the Vienna final as the Austrian home favorite came from a set down to win 3-6 6-4 6-3 and fulfill his goal of winning it all in Vienna.
Schwartzman was well received by the Austrian crowd as they cheered for him in his first four matches at the tournament. The 27-year-old Argentinian also showed his class by admitting that the Austrian deserved to end on the winning side.
"I am very happy because I have got the confidence again,” Schwartzman said after the final, per the ATP website. “I felt very good on court. The support of the people was crazy. It was really nice and real for me.
In another place, really far from home, I felt really nice. After the first set, he played so aggressive. He was better than me and that is why he won the title”.