Diego Schwartzman: Pandemic has been especially tough for Latin Americans players

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Diego Schwartzman: Pandemic has been especially tough for Latin Americans players

Argentine tennis star Diego Schwartzman has admitted that he is missing his family and friends. Schwartzman, ranked at No. 14 in the world, noted that the pandemic has been especially tough for the Latin American players. "It's very difficult.

I don't know if you understand a little bit of Spanish, but I said in a few questions, you know, before that it's been a very difficult year, very difficult two years for everyone," Schwartzman said. "Obviously I think the Latin American guys are suffering a little bit more.

Not because how our countries are doing with the COVID, just because many times we cannot go back. You know, it's a big difference. Obviously the 70, 80% of the tour are from Europe or U.S. and different countries, and they have a lot of tournaments and they are in their homes for many weeks, and they can coming back after a bad week and we have to stay in the hotel, you know, watching the sky and nothing else.

We are missing the family, friends, our food, our, you know, house. "Under this situation, it's very difficult. It's been a very difficult two years for many players. Not just tennis players, many different sports.

Everyone in our works are suffering the same way. So we have to find a way on trying to stay focused."

Schwartzman in good spirits

Schwartzman is playing at this week's Cincinnati Masters, where he beat Daniel Evans in the first round.

Schwartzman plays next against home favorite Frances Tiafoe. "I think after Roland Garros, talking about me, I start to feel very good again after Paris, and right now I'm happy. You know, obviously we are coming to U.S., and the tournaments are almost 100% people and 100% normal.

So I think the happiness is coming back, and the normal life is coming back again. Maybe just here in U.S. with tennis, but we are seeing, you know, the light at the end."