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Diego Schwartzman enjoys a visit to Mario Kempes Stadium before beginning his run at the Cordoba Open.

Schwartzman Sees 'Spectacular Stadium', Ready For Cordoba Open

Argentine is the top seed in Cordoba

Diego Schwartzman has always loved playing at home. This week is no different at the Cordoba Open.

Before beginning his run at the ATP 250, the top seed visited Mario Kempes Stadium, which was built for the 1978 World Cup.

“The stadium is spectacular, I've been here several times, I was able to watch many matches and when our national team plays it's incredible,” Schwartzman said. “The public makes you feel the atmosphere, there are more than 50,000 people and the field has a lot of history and is very beautiful.”

Schwartzman will now get ready to chase his second ATP Tour title on home soil. Last year, he earned his maiden tour-level trophy in Argentina at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires.

The World No. 14 has enjoyed success in Cordoba before. Two years ago, he reached the final at this event, where he is 5-3.

Schwartzman began his year by winning two No. 1 singles matches for his country at the ATP Cup and advancing to the second round of the Australian Open. The 29-year-old will begin his Cordoba Open run on Wednesday against countryman Juan Pablo Ficovich, a qualifier.

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