10 questions about Diego Schwartzman – Peque, Great-Grandfather, Rafa

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Diego Schwartzman caused a major shock in Rome last week when he took out Rafael Nadal for the first time in his career. Here are the answers to 10 questions you may have about the man known as "Peque".

When was Diego Schwartzman born?

Diego Sebastian Schwartzman was born on August 16, 1992 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

What nationality is he?

He is Argentinian.

Who are his parents?

He 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 in the Second World War. He subsequently moved to Argentina.

Who are the coaches of Schwartzman?

Former world No 15 and quarter-finalist at Roland-Garros and the US Open, Juan Ignacio Chela is his coach. Martiniano Orazi is his physical trainer.

 

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Where does Schwartzman live?

He lives in Buenos Aires, in Argentina, the city where he was born.

How tall is he?

He is 5ft 7in (1.70m) tall and weighs 64kg (141lbs), according to his official profile on the ATP website. He is one of the shortest 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 are the best moments in his career?

He 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. Nadal, whom he beat in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters in September, stopped him three times, in 2018 and 2019 and again in Paris in 2020, while Pablo Carreno Busta is the other man to beat him in the quarters of a slam.

How much money has Schwartzman won since the start of his career?

A professional since 2010, he has won $8.9 million dollars, according to the ATP website.

Is Schwartzman active on social media?

He has 479,000 followers on Instagram, 120,000 followers on Twitter and close to 17,000 followers on Facebook.

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.

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