El Peque, Argentina, Anxiety: Everything you always wanted to know about Diego Schwartzman (but never had time to find out) – updated after UTS Grand Final
Diego Schwartzman has been ranked in the world’s top 10 and been a Grand Slam semi-finalist. Here are answers to some common questions about the Argentine, who will return to play the UTS Showdown in 2023
Who is Diego Schwartzman?
Diego Schwartzman is an Argentinian tennis player, with a highest career ranking of No 8.
Is Diego Schwartzman playing UTS in 2023?
The Argentinian was part of the field for the 2023 UTS Grand Final in London, from December 15-17. He finished third in Group A, beating Benoit Paire, The Rebel, but losing to Andrey “Rublo” Rublev and “The Ice Man” Casper Ruud.
When was Diego Schwartzman born?
Diego Sebastian Schwartzman was born on August 16, 1992 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
What is Schwartzman’s highest ranking?
Schwartzman’s highest ranking has been No 8, which he achieved in October 2020. You can find his current ranking on his ATP Tour profile page.
What did Schwartzman say about his mental health struggles?
In a recent interview with Urbana Play which was published by El Espanol, Schwartzman revealed he had been suffering from anxiety attacks and had been working with a psychologist for the same.
“This year I had quite a few anxiety attacks. Tennis is a bit like that. It’s best to aim for the short term and put together the goals season after season. If they told me at age 17 that I was going to do what I did, I (would have) signed, but when you enter the vortex it is a rhythm that is difficult to stop,” the Argentine said.
“You reach the semi-finals at Roland Garros, but then you reach the quarter-finals at an ATP 500 and you wonder if it’s good or bad. This year I started 14th in the world. Today, I’m 18th and I’m like, ‘What a shitty year.’ And then I think and it’s not like that. One gets into listening to others, both in the positive and in the criticism. When the bad comes, you lose the analysis of what happens,” Schwartzman said.
“This year I started therapy for everything that happens to me. Not only on the court, but in life, because of fears, anxieties and things that are normal. For the first time I started that process because I felt that I needed a little outside help to have other tools to solve,” he added.
Who are his parents?
Diego is the son of Ricardo and Silvana Schwartzman. His maternal great grandfather, a Polish national, managed to escape from the train that was carrying him to a concentration camp during the Second World War and subsequently moved to Argentina.
Who is his girlfriend?
Eugenia De Martino is his girlfriend. A model for the agency EPbookers, she is also Argentinian. The first public photo of the couple was published by “Eugenia” at the end of October 2019, in Vienna.
Who is Schwartzman’s coach?
Former world No 12 and Roland-Garros and US Open quarter-finalist Juan Ignacio Chela is his coach. Martiniano Orazi is his physical trainer.
Where does Schwartzman live?
He lives in Buenos Aires, in Argentina, the city where he was born.
How tall is he?
Schwartzman is 5ft 7in (1.70m) tall and weighs 64kg (141lbs), according to his official profile on the ATP website. He is among the shorter players on the circuit and one of the shortest players ever to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam, at Roland-Garros in 2020. His nickname is “Peque”, short for “pequeno” (small) in Spanish, for obvious reasons.
What is his best performance in a Grand Slam?
Schwartzman achieved his best Grand Slam showing in 2020, when he reached the semi-finals at Roland-Garros, losing to Rafael Nadal.
He has also reached two US Open quarter-finals, in 2017 and 2019, and again at Roland-Garros in 2018 and 2021.
How many ATP titles has Schwartzman won?
In singles, the Argentine has won four ATP singles titles – three of them on clay (Istanbul in 206, Rio de Janeiro in 2018 and Buenos Aires in 2021) and one on hardcourts (Los Cabos).
He has also been a finalist on 10 other occasions at the ATP level – the biggest of which came at the 2022 Rome Masters.
How much prize money has Schwartzman won in his career?
A professional since 2010, he has won $13.95 million dollars as of December 10, 2023, according to the ATP website.