Diego Schwartzman aims for one final Roland Garros with cheeky ask after retirement post by tournament

Wednesday, 08 May 2024 at 06:30
After announcing he would be retiring from professional tennis in Buenos Aires next year, Argentine star Diego Schwartzman made a coy request to the organizers of Roland Garros.
On Sunday, the former World No.8 informed the tennis community he would be hanging up his racket at his home event in Argentina next February. However, Schwartzman stated he would like to play out the rest of the 2024 season, with the intention of competing at all his favorite events one last time.

Schwartzman hopes to make one last splash at Roland Garros

The 31-year old had his best performance at a Grand Slam event at Roland Garros four years ago. Playing some of the best tennis of his career, Schwartzman reached the semifinals before falling to Rafael Nadal in straight sets. The Argentine would like to compete at the clay-court Grand Slam one last time, however he is currently ranked World No.142. Therefore, he would have to play qualifiers to enter the main draw of the event, unless he's awarded a wild card by the discretion of tournament organizers.
Schwartzman seems to be aware of his predicament, as he not-s0-subtly made his case on Monday. With the official Roland Garros Instagram account wishing the Argentine good fortunes after learning of his retirement, Schwartzman responded by cheekily asking them for a wild card entry to their event.

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