After having a great season last year, Argentine tennis star Diego Schwartzman is now a top ten player in the men’s tennis circuit. However, the World No.9 recently revealed one of his dreams that he wants to beat former World No.1 Roger Federer once before the Swiss Maestro hangs his racquet on the nail.
In the cut-off season, the 28-years-old Argentine reached three finals including Italian Open, where he defeated a ‘Big 3’ player(Rafael Nadal) for the first time. Afterwards, Schwartzman made his maiden appearance at Grand Slam semifinal in the French Open and ATP Finals.
On the other hand, the 39-years-old Swiss closed the season curtain after semifinal loss at the Australian Open owing to his knee injury.
In a recent interview, the professional tennis player from Buenos Aires answered ‘Roger Federer’ when questioned – You defeated Rafael Nadal for the first time. Is there another you want to beat that you’ve never beaten?
Diego continued, “Federer grows more every year, and I would not like him to retire – I hope he never does – and not have been able to win. At least I would love to take that one with me.”(Quotes translated into English via Google translator)
“And with respect to another, something specific … Nothing. Win a match at the Masters and be more competitive in that tournament if I have to,” Schwartzman added.
Roger Federer vs Diego Schwartzman
Having 4-0 head2head record against Diego Schwartzman, Roger Federer especially defeated him twice on the clay surface, where the Argentinean is known as a specialist.
In 2014, They met for the first time at the French Open when the second round match ended in three sets.
Roger bested Diego at the Indian Wells Masters, and Istanbul in 2015 and Swiss eventually overcame Argentine during the 2017 Shanghai Masters.
However, despite Australian Open absence, Roger Federer is undoubtedly looking forward to a beautiful season ahead in 2021. At the same time, Diego Schwartzman’s recent talk says that he is ready for new year challenges.