diego schwartzman (38th) lost in the first round of the Phoenix Challenger against the Portuguese Nuno Borges (80°) by 7-5 and 6-3 in an hour and 23 minutes of play. He 2023 has been one true nightmare for the former number 8 in the world, who they have only been able to win two games so far this year and have fallen in the other eight.
the little one he had received the invitation to play the Challenger, a category of tournaments that he had not played for 7 years but it could serve to regain confidence through some good results. But everything turned out backwards for the winner of four ATP tournaments, who It turned out to be a very weak level and he left with more doubts than certainties. The next challenge for Schwartzman will beMiami Masters 1000.
Phoenix and a new bet on the Challengers
The Phoenix Challenger will be the first of this type of tournament to distribute 175 points to the winnerwhich places it just below an ATP 250.
This is why they invited world-class players Like the same schwartzmanthe Italian Matthew Berrettini (former world number 6), the French Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet (both former top 10) and Australian Thanasi Kokkinakisanother the great entertainers of the circuit.
Schwartzman’s losing streak in 2023
Initial bet Jenson Booksby (49th) lost started 6-1 but in the second set he retired due to injury to the Auckland ATP.
In it australian open He gave himself his first victory of the year, 6-4,6-7(8),6-3 and 7-6(5) against Olekssi Krutyj (162°). Then in the 32nd round he lost to jeffrey john wolf by 1-6 and a double 4-6.
In it Cordoba ATP was defeated by Juan Manuel Cerundolo (104th) by 6-7 (8) and 6-1. In the AArgentina Open lost to Bernabé Zapata (42 °) by 1-6 and 3-6.
dusan lajovic (71st) beat him 1-6 and 4-6 in ARio de Janeiro TP. Nicholas Jarry (52nd) did the same in the Chilean ATPbut by 4-6,6-4 and 6-7.
is indian wells He cut his bad walk before Federico Coria (64 °) and won 6-1 and 6-2 but in the next round he met casper ruud (4th) and the Norwegian sidelined him from the tournament 2-6 and 6-3.