Argentinian tennis player Diego Schwartzman shares career update

Former World No. 8 Diego Schwartzman, 31, tells fans critical news on social media
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31-year-old Argentinian superstar Diego Schwartzman, who turns 32 in August, took to social media over the weekend to share with his fans that 2024 is his farewell tour. Schwartzman, the winner of 10 ATP titles and a former French Open semifinalist and two-time US Open quarterfinalist will end his tennis career in February 2025.

Schwartzman is choosing to end his career where it all began in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the 2025 Argentinian Open. He won his home tournament in 2021 in addition to being a two-time finalist in 2019 and 2022.

Beyond Argentina, Schwartzman is a fan-favorite for his hustling ability and backward hat. At 5'7", he is one of the shorter players on the ATP Tour, but what he did not have in height, he more than made up for in perseverance. His nickname, "El Peque" was an affectionate reminder of his height.

Bittersweet news: Diego Schwartzman and the ATP 30-something generation is starting to fade

Schwartzman's planned retirement is another sad reminder that maintaining a tennis career into the 30s is difficult on the ATP Tour. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Rafael Nadal are showing us what Tennis Channel's Jim Courier has alway said. Age always wins.

Schwartzman turned pro in 2010. He has fallen outside of the Top 100 so his route into many 2024 tournaments has been through qualifying. He lost in the first round of this year's Argentinian Open.

He joins a growing list of famed Argentinian players who are retired including Gabriela Sabatini and more recently Juan Martin del Potro.

Our wishes for Schwartzman in retirement are for happiness and good luck and selfishly to see him near tennis at least once in a while. Last, but not least, we want to see this trio of Argentinian greats (Sabatini, del Potro, and Schwartzman) playing recreational tennis from time to time. It is not far-fetched. We have seen Sabatini and del Potro on the court.

Congratulations Diego Schwartzman and may the final nine months on the ATP Tour be the most successful and a farewell tour for the ages a la Danielle Collins.

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