Argentine tennis star Diego Schwartzman described Roger Federer as "perfection." Schwartzman, a former world No. has played 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer four times. Unfortunately for Schwartzman, he has zero wins over the former world No.
1. In four matches played against Federer, Schwartzman only once managed to win a set against the Swiss. “Federer is perfection. Inside and outside. And even more outside. He has a sympathy and a joy which is spectacular," Schwartzman told Fila News, as revealed on We Love Tennis.
'Tennis fans have been spoilt to have Federer for 20 years'
"For 20 years, we've been very spoilt to have Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal coming with so different personalities that people could actually sit on one side or the other,"2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli said on Tennis Majors.
"You either love Nadal or love Federer." Meanwhile, Schwartzman inaugurated a 53-court tennis complex and a lounge in Buenos Aires. The centre court at the complex has been named "Diego Peque Schwartzman."
"I am very happy to start playing tennis here. I am very grateful to be here for the appointment of the Central Court. It is very special, I try to enjoy the moment. It’s a beautiful club, a beautiful country. It’s very special to me," Schwartzman told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Also, Schwartzman recalled his beginnings in Tigre, Buenos Aires. "This place was very different when I came to mess with my friends. Some days we kids just played in front of the wall, there weren’t enough fields, so the big boys didn’t let our kids play, so I practiced against the wall.
Years later, some of them still didn’t want me to play … But it was because I started hitting them,” added Schwartzman. Schwartzman recently said that he was happy with his 2021 season. Schwartzman won one title in 2021 and finished the year ranked inside the top-15.