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Argentina Open: Diego Schwartzman beats compatriot Francisco Cerundolo to win fourth ATP Tour title

Schwartzman by no means gave the world quantity 137 an opportunity and stormed the title with out shedding a set in all 4 of his matches this week.

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Buenos Aires: House favourite Diego Schwartzman beat compatriot Francisco Cerundolo 6-1, 6-2 on Sunday to elevate the ATP Argentina Open.

It was a fourth ATP Tour title for the world quantity 9 and seed on the clay courts of Buenos Aires.

Cerundolo was a shock runner-up and had been concerned in essentially the most controversial recreation earlier within the week when he threw Frenchman Benoit Paire, who was blocked for spitting after which appeared to throw his final service recreation, out of the event.

Nonetheless, Schwartzman by no means gave the world quantity 137 an opportunity and stormed the title with out shedding a set in all 4 of his matches this week.

It was kind of a redemption for the 28-year-old who needed to withdraw from his semi-final towards Portugal’s Pedro Sousa resulting from damage final 12 months.

“It is spectacular. The reality is, I ended up crying final 12 months, however this time it is the enjoyment that makes me moved,” mentioned Schwartzman, who additionally took his loss badly in quarter-final towards Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinales final week in Cordoba.

“Final week I believed I used to be the worst individual within the nation and now I am pleased.”

It was Schwartzman’s first profession success in his residence nation after shedding the ultimate in Buenos Aires in 2019 and defeating in Cordoba final 12 months.

“I am proud to win now. It is also vital for Argentinian tennis as a result of Fran (Cerundolo) is a participant with nice potential.”

Cerundolo, 22, could not match his 19-year-old brother Juan Manuel’s feat of final week the place he gained the Cordoba title.

It was the primary time an Argentinian had gained in Buenos Aires since David Nalbandian in 2008.

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