TENNIS | COLOGNE 2 Nerves and anxiety defeat Davidovich

“He is a very dangerous and skilled player, who knows how to play very well and who has a great repertoire of skills on the court, has many weapons. He's confident and he's playing great tennis. In addition, he moves the ball very well and plays with the innocence of someone who knows he has nothing to lose, “he explained. Diego Schwartzman, semifinalist at Roland Garros against Rafa Nadal, about Alejandro Davidovich.

The 21-year-old from Malaga, which this week premiered its position 64 in the ranking, the best of his career, The game against the Argentine began in an overwhelming way and after barely an hour of play he enjoyed game ball. 6-2, 5-2 and an advantage with his serve to end the game, but … the nerves, the anxiety to see how Schwartzman won that point, the pressure and the screams of the Argentine each time he added as much to his scoreboard they brought the Spaniard down the street of bitterness.

Two consecutive service losses brought him to 5-5 and there Davidovich snorted, seemed to forget ghosts and returned to spectacular play. He broke the serve and served again to close the game … but the same thing happened again. Left after left of the Andalusian, to finish the points soon, they weighed down his game and Schwartzman brought out the experience. He tied at 6 and won the tie break easily. The third set was a walk for the Argentine 6-1 for a complete result of 2-6, 7-6 (3) and 6-1 in two hours and 10 minutes.