The hopes for Argentine tennis on the mythical lawn of the All England Lawn Tennis They didn’t last long. Diego Schwartzmanthe only representative albiceleste who remained in the race Wimbledonsaid goodbye in the second round with a painful fall against the local Liam BroadyLocated in the 132 in the world and that he reached the main draw of the British competition thanks to a wild card.

The little12th seed, lost in almost four hours of match by 6-2, 4-6, 0-6, 7-6 and 6-1. The Argentine had no chance of winning the set in the fourth set, the key moment that ended up defining the duel. His rival, on the other hand, wasted a set point when the tie break was 6-5 and then did take advantage to force the defining game at 8-6.

The 29-year-old Argentine, ranked 15th in the ranking, completely lost concentration and let the game slip away in the fifth in just 36 minutes after giving up his serve twice in a row. The Wimbledon lawn is not a comfortable place for Schwartzman, who he barely reached the third round twice as the best result throughout his career.

The truth is that the men’s team no longer has any more Argentine representatives after the defeat it suffered Sebastian Baez yesterday against David Goffin, also for the second round. The experienced Belgian beat him in three sets (6-1, 6-2 and 6-4) and put an end to the illusion of the other national representative who had managed to avoid his debut after falling at the premiere of Federico Delbonis, Thomas Etcheverry, Federico Coria, Facundo Bagnis y Francisco Cerundolo.

The other two South Americans in the table did have better luck: the Chilean Cristian Garin he beat the Frenchman Hugo Grenier in three sets and is already in the third round after having crossed two lucky losers who jumped into the draw due to the problems that Gaël Monfils and the Italian Matteo Berrettini, the last finalist of the contest, had. The Colombian also agreed to the third phase Daniel Galanwho did not have to go out on the field to face the Spanish Roberto Bautista Agut after the European tested positive for coronavirus.

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