Albert Ramos Viñolas vs Diego Schwartzman
|Date & Time||Friday February 15, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)|
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Argentine tennis superstar, Diego Schwartzman has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 ATP Argentina Open. At this stage of the tournament, Schwartzman is expected to play against Albert Ramos Viñolas from Spain.
Albert Ramos Viñolas won his previous match in 3 sets as he beat David Ferrer. It was a very close match although Albert Ramos Viñolas won a close second set tiebreaker before running away with the third set and the match. During the win, Albert Ramos Viñolas returned well as he won 40% of his receiving points which resulted in him breaking Ferrer’s serve on 5 occasions. It has been a tough season for Albert Ramos Viñolas as prior to this tournament, the Spaniard had only won 1 match. This is expected to be a tough match for Albert Ramos Viñolas as he is playing against a very accomplished player.
On the other side of the coin, Diego Schwartzman also won his previous fixture in 3 sets. It was a good performance by Schwartzman 6 return games to ensure he was comfortable throughout the fixture. It has been a good season for Diego Schwartzman as he made a deep run at the Australian Open and made the semifinals of the Sydney International. With this tournament being played at Diego Schwartzman’s hometown, the Argentine has received great supported which should be a big boost for this fixture.
Diego Schwartzman and Albert Ramos Viñolas have played twice in the past. As it currently stands, Schwartzman has a 2-0 record in head-to-head matches. The most recent time these two players met was in 2017 at the Madrid Masters where Diego Schwartzman won in straight sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Diego Schwartzman to win this match. Schwartzman is a better player and with his home ground advantage, I see him winning this match with ease.