Top-ranked Argentine Diego Schwartzman was happy with the way he performed in Australia and now he is hoping to do well in front of his home fans in Cordoba. Schwartzman, ranked at No. 14 in the world, was a part of the Argentine team that made the quarterfinal at the inaugural ATP Cup.
The ATP Cup turned out to be a good preparation for the Australian Open as Schwartzman made the round-of-16 at Melbourne Park before losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic. "The beginning of the year was very good for me.
Good start in Australia at the ATP Cup. I’m [feeling] very good right now, trying to be at my 100 percent on clay,” Schwartzman told the ATP Tour. “It’s been seven months already without playing on clay.
It’s a different way to see every point on court, so I need to have a few days, enjoy here in Argentina and try to do my best and try to play my best tennis”. Schwartzman, seeded at No. 1, has a first round bye in Cordoba as he will meet in the round-of-16 the winner of the match between Leonardo Mayer and Jaume Munar.