TennisSection previews the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as Diego Schwartzman takes on Tomas Machac in the Round of 32 on Tuesday, July 27th, 2021.
Will Tomac Machacget the biggest win of his career under his belt and shock us all here in Tokyo? Will Diego Schwartzman build on his solid first round win to aim and get back to the amazing form he showed on hard courts last year? This will be an interesting match to see if Diego can build on his game and get back to his best. Can he make his way to the Round of 16 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?
Tomas Machach came through a tight match against Joao Sousa, beating the Portuguese in 3 sets, coming back from a set down, 6-7/6-4/6-4. Tomas Machac is a solid player in small Challenger Tour tournaments, but this is mainly on clay courts. Tomas Machac had to fight right from start to finish in his first round match and he will know that his movement needs to improve, especially as he now meets the always tough Diego Schwartzman who sill put pressure on him in all of his service games as his return game is one of the best in the tennis world.
Diego Schwartzman came through a tight straight sets win over Juan Pablo Varrilas, beating the Peruvian 7-5/6-4. Diego Schwartzman will be happy with that performance he put on in the first round but he will also know that he still has aspects to improve in his game. Diego is always amazing on return but if he wants to reach the level he showed us last year when he made his way to the ATP Finals, he needs to find a bit more consistency on his serve. Diego can beat anyone and everyone on his day, and I hope he can build on his game against Tomas Machac so he gains some momentum both here at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and throughout the remainder of the hard court season.
Diego Schwartzman and Tomas Machac have never met before, with this being their first ever career meeting. If this was Joao Sousa I would have predicted it to be a tight match between both players, however Tomas is not used to playing against people of the calibre of Diego Schwartzman. Diego has an amazing return and he can play strong on both hard and clay. Tomasis more of a clay courter, mainly focusing on challenger tour tournaments which have very little competition, and he is not the best mover on hard. Diego Schwartzman will win this tight match easily and make his way to the Round of 16 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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