Diego Schwartzman admits his level has been very low in recent months and noted that he is not even looking competitive in his matches. Schwartzman, a former world No 8, was dismantled by 74th-ranked Barbane Zapata Miralles 6-1 6-3 in his Buenos Aires opener.
Following his latest loss, Schwartzman has fallen to a 1-4 record in 2023. Also, it should be noted that Schwartzman finished the 2022 season with seven consecutive defeats. “Tough to find some explanation for this match, this moment of my career.
My level is very low and I’m not even competitive at the moment,” Schwartzman said, per Jose Morgado.
“Tough to find some explanation for this match, this moment of my career. My level is very low and I’m not even competitive atm”.
Diego Schwartzman honest about this last 4/5 months…
https://t.co/3qdLuPhPNW — José Morgado (@josemorgado) February 17, 2023
What is happening with Schwartzman?
Schwartzman entered the match against Zapata Miralles as the favorite but he didn’t look as one as the Spaniard broke the Argentine three times to easily win the first set.
After easily losing the first set, Schwartzman managed to break Zapata Miralles twice in the second set but he still didn’t even come near winning the set because he was broken four times. Last week, Schwartzman was beaten by Juan Manuel Cerundolo in his Cordona opener.
After losing to Cerundolo, Schwartzman revealed that his father’s health problems were negatively impacting his tennis. “My father was hospitalized for three weeks and just left (the hospital) yesterday. For two weeks I was spending hours in the clinic.
These are not excuses, but perhaps I have less patience. I feel more frustration when playing. My personal situation affects me. If you see me train, I’m doing very well and that’s how I feel on a day-to-day basis, but when it comes to competing I’m not feeling my moments.
Sometimes I try and I’m wrong, other times I stay a little further behind and I’m wrong. It is difficult to find any clear reason for that other than that sometimes discomfort is combined with a bad moment of confidence and it results in a bad play,” Schwartzman said last week.