The winner of the silver medal in Seoul 1988 analyzed the matches of Rosario and the native of Villa Crespo
October 7, 2020 Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShareGabriela Sabatini analyzed the present of Nadia Podoroska and Diego Schwartzman
Argentine tennis lives a dream moment , having two exponents in the semifinals of Roland Garros. Yesterday, Nadia Podoroska left the Ukrainian Elina Svitólina (6-2 and 6-4) and Diego Schwartzman , who won against the Austrian Dominic Thiem (7-6, 5-7, 6-7). , 7-6 and 6-2).
The 23-year-old Rosario, who will jump practically 100 places in the WTA ranking (currently it is the 131st in the world) and who thanks to this performance has already made more money than in her entire career as a professional (so far she awarded 425,250 euros -before he had won about $ 301,547-), will be seen tomorrow in the semifinals against the Polish Iga Swiatek (54 in the world).
The Peque , who for the first time in his career managed to enter the top ten of the list made by the ATP, will have a tough obstacle in the next round. On Friday they will face the Spanish Rafael Nadal, who is master and lord in this tournament: he won it 12 times (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019) .
In the run-up to these tough commitments, Gabriela Sabatini , the best Argentine tennis player of all time, analyzed the matches of her compatriots during an interview with Radio Miter.
Gabriela Sabatini trusts that the moment of Nadia Podoroska will serve to promote women's tennis in Argentina (REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes)
“ The Nadia thing makes me relive what I experienced a bit. I had the joy of meeting her in February. He is an extraordinary person. I love his way of being. She is respectful, humble and goes forward. All this makes us relive those moments, that joy. But she has to keep playing a bit this way. Relax, don't look for it so much. Apply your strategy. It will not be an easy match. His rival is young, but is 54 in the ranking. She is talented and skilled, but I trust Nadia. You have to stick with that head. He has to rely on that, ”stressed the silver medal winner at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Regarding Peque , he said: “Beating Rafa Nadal in Rome gives Diego a bonus. You know you broke that barrier. With the solidity that he is playing … you have to see how he is physically. Playing on Friday is going to help him a lot. I have a lot of faith in him. What he did in Rome, to move him and apply that solid game. Or that parallel setback, which I would like to see more than what is seen . I think it may surprise you ”.
Gabriela Sabatini praised Diego Schwartzman (REUTERS / Christian Hartmann)
Gabi , who knew how to be number three in the world and reached the definition of the French Open three times (1986, 1987 and 1989), praised the way of playing of the native of Villa Crespo. “He has a lot of his head and mental strength. He has that winning mind and a confidence to always go forward and fight constantly. That made her succeed. He's playing wonderful tennis, solid like never before. It is an excellent moment to take advantage ”.
The winner of 27 singles titles stressed that Podoroska's great performance will serve to encourage female activity in tennis in Argentina. “It is a whole process and work that must be done behind it. That there are not so many players and references to follow also influences. That is why the Nadia thing will be a boost for women's tennis. This is contagious. You have to do a job, which I think the Association is doing. You have to dedicate work to it. We may see this in a few years, but the good thing is to start. Nadia's will be a push. In the men's branch we always had players. For girls it is more difficult to travel, to have to do it alone. That is why parents may prefer that they do a team sport. The economic also influences ”.
To close, Sabatini stressed that not arriving as candidates “takes pressure off”, although he clarified that “now the expectation of your own country is beginning to enter. Knowing that you are there, a little more is asked. That can influence, but they no longer have to demonstrate.