Schwartzman: 'Those who criticize Messi know nothing about sports'


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Schwartzman: 'Those who criticize Messi know nothing about sports'

Diego Schwartzman defended Lionel Messi from criticism over his performance in loss against Colombia in America's Cup. The 2018 French Open quarter-finalist said: "Those who criticize know nothing about life and sports.

But there are more people who love him than the ones who don't. Since a few years people have been caring about him more, they realized how big he is and that he always wants to wear the Argentina jersey." On why he will not play on clay after Wimbledon, Schwartzman added: "I have been playing tournaments like Hamburg or Bastad, those events prior to grass, since 2013 or 2014.

It has been several years and sometimes I did not feel comfortable coming back to Argentina after Wimbledon and then going to Europe again. They are very long flights. This year I chose to do some little holidays in the middle and starting to prepare a bit better the second half to the year. That's why I decided to go to Atlanta and then Los Cabos."