Diego Schwartzman of Argentina was pleased with how the season started, seeing off Nikoloz Bashirashibiri of Georgia at the start of the season at the ATP Cup. Schwartzman, 13th in the world, destroyed Basilashvili 6-16-2.
“Happy New Year to everyone who is coming and watching,” Schwartzman said in an interview on the court, according to the ATP Cup website. “It was a good start for me. We know him because we are the same age, but we didn’t play [before]..
It’s my first time, so I’m happy to be able to beat him like this. Obviously I’m thinking of myself and I think my start and the start of Federico’s team were perfect. ”
Schwartzman dominant from baseline
Schwartzman defeated Basilashvili five times in the process of claiming a comfortable straight set victory.
“The good thing is that you don’t hit harder than your opponent on a regular basis, which is why I think I came to the court to play a good serve game,” Schwartzman said. “I think the return was very successful.”
Argentina defeated Georgia with Schwartzman’s defeat of Bashirashibiri when Federico Delbonis defeated Alexander Metreveli 6-1 6-2 in a tie-breaking opening match. “I think this year is a really good start,” Delbonis said in an interview on the court.
“I’m very happy with how I play. I played low and then a little higher. I want to improve Keough, so it’s time to cheer for Diego and the other members of the team.” Ranked 571th in the world, Delbonis didn’t know much about him.
“Of course, I didn’t know him, so you’re under pressure. I didn’t know what I had to expect,” Delbonis said. “I was a little nervous at first. It was a little tight after the preseason in the first match of the year, but I think I can withstand the pressure.”
– Tennis Sports
Diego Schwartzman reacts to destroying Nikorosbashirashibiri in the ATP Cup
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