Diego Schwartzman

“What a journey!” Schwartzman announces his retirement from tennis

The Argentine said that he will play his last tournament in Buenos Aires, in 2025.

May 05, 2024

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Diego Schwartzman announced his future farewell to tennis in an emotional statement on his social networks.
By ATPTour.com/es Staff

Diego Schwartzman was always a person who was equally thoughtful on and off the court, and his decision-making was not just for the sake of it. The 31-year-old Argentine, after consuming it for a while, made the decision this Sunday to put an end to his professional career, as he announced in a statement on his social networks.

Recently, Schwartzman had assured that he was not fully enjoying an activity that saw him among the ten best players in the world in the PIF ATP Rankings. “What trip! “How many moments that I never imagined, how many anecdotes that I never dreamed of, how many people I met who helped me grow, who taught me so much, who turned me into a much better player and person than anyone ever believed I would be, including me,” he explained. Schwartzman who accumulated almost 500 matches on the ATP Tour and has 250 exact victories. The Argentine hopes to play his last tournament in February 2025 at the IEB + Argentina Open.

“I lived it with such intensity that today it is difficult for me to maintain it. All those beautiful moments have become something that today carries weight and it is difficult for me to continue fully enjoying it,” he said, in addition to choosing ten special photos, his matches against Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, in addition to the four titles won in the tour.

“On the one hand, leaving a life that gave me so much is a very difficult decision, but, on the other hand, how happy I was playing tennis drives me to continue wanting to keep a smile on and off the court as I always did.” confirmed the “Peque”, who hopes to enjoy his last Tour events this season as “his own decision”.

The Argentine’s post received hundreds of comments, from the main Argentine colleagues on the Tour, who have Schwartzman as a reference for the path they have traveled, such as Francisco Cerúndolo, Tomás Etcheverry, Pedro Cachin, Federico Coria.

Source: https://www.atptour.com/es/news/schwartzman-feature-2024-anuncio-retiro

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