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Thiem and Schwartzman say farewell to Roland-Garros

Dominic “Dominator” Thiem and Diego “El Peque” Schwartzman bade farewell to Roland-Garros after both being eliminated in qualifying.

Both have announced their intent to retire within the next 12 months.

Thiem lost in the second round of qualifying to Otto Virtanen, 6-2, 7-5, while Schwartzman fell to Quentin Halys in a hard-fought match, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7).

“The last match here shows how I played in my entire career,” said Schwartzman, who intends to retire from tennis next February in his homeland of Argentina. “Roland Garros for me is very special. It’s not easy playing against a French guy and I felt like I was at home… It’s a different year for me, very emotional. But I will remember [this] forever.”

The Austrian has been runner-up in Paris twice, in 2018 and 2019, while the Argentine reached the semi-final in 2020.

Thiem will feature in UTS Frankfurt this autumn – the venue where Schwartzman had his best UTS result thus far, reaching the Final Four there last year.

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El Peque

Diego Schwartzman


Dominic Thiem