Diego Schwartzman news: Argentine wants to end his career on a high
Diego Schwartzman has revealed how he’d ideally want to retire, and he doesn’t want to limp out on an injury or after dropping down the rankings, but instead he wants to go out on a high when the time comes for him to hang up his racket.
The 29-year-old is still going strong as he’s currently ranked as the world No 15, he made it to the final of the Argentina Open earlier in the year, reached the quarter final at the Monte Carlo Masters and most recently he got to the semi finals at the Barcelona Open.
Even though he’s not in the mood for retirement yet, he’s still making plans for when that day rolls around.
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Tras las demoras por la lluvia, Diego Schwartzman venció primero a Musetti🇮🇹 (6-4 y 7-5) en octavos y luego a Auger-Aliassime🇨🇦 (3-6, 6-2 y 6-3) en cuartos del ATP 500 Conde de Godó. Su próximo rival será Carreño Busta🇪🇦. pic.twitter.com/UCiecPPGDN
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“How I’ve been doing it, hopefully I can continue playing like this until I retire, hopefully I can retire playing at a high level and competing, that was always my dream,” the four time title winner explained to Punto de Break.
“That the day I have to finish, whenever it is, that there is no big decline in my level, that I don’t have to retire because of that or because of an injury.
“I’ve already accomplished many, I don’t know if I should ask for more – the only thing is keep everything I’ve been doing and enjoy everything I’ve achieved.”
Schwartzman turned pro 12 years ago and passed on some wise wisdom to the next generation hoping to break into the sport.
“The first thing being willing to sacrifice, accepting that one will have to train a lot and be away from home for a long time,” he said.
“Second, surround yourself with a good team, this is essential especially being South American because we spend much more time away. And finally, being a good person, this is what makes you listen to others.
“It is a big part of my life, it gave me many things, almost all of them very good – I enjoy it every day more and more, that’s the important thing.”
The Argentine is set to play in the Estoril Open on April 27 with his opponent still yet to be decided.
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