Following the theft, tennis legend Martinez barely played a match against Alejandro Davidovich on Tuesday as that was what was swirling in his mind. I could not sleep on the stolen night. It was difficult to prepare for the match, but I tried to focus on just playing. The hotel is doing its own investigation.
Asked how you came to know about the theft, Martinez says, ‘When I entered the room, I realized that my watch was not there. I searched all over the room, couldn’t find it and when I went to the reception to talk to the people, Diego also came after 15 minutes to complain about the incident.’
Martinez and Schwartzman both entered matches against Brits Ryan Peniston and Jack Draper on Wednesday. Speaking about why the watch means so much to him, Martinez explained, “I bought it when I first made it to the third round at Roland Garros (in 2020). It’s an emotional moment for me.