Argentine Diego Schwartzman, currently ranked No. 13 in the world, spoke about the Big Three in men's tennis - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, on his Instagram on Friday night. Schwartzman, who is currently the top ranked Argentine player on the ATP Tour, used his time during the tennis shutdown to interact with his fans on social media.
When asked about why Djokovic is not as much appreciated as Federer and Nadal, the Argentine responded, "Federer and Nadal are, in addition to two incredible tennis players, two players with perfect behavior on the court.
It seems almost unbelievable to me that for 20 years there have been so few situations in which they get irritated on the court. It happens sometimes, with the referees, but it is rare. Djokovic has a different personality, he seems more 'human' on court and shows more emotions.
And the fans don't like that so much. And then, of course, it is normal for Nadal and Federer fans not to like Djokovic very much." The 27 year old Schwartzman has won three ATP singles titles, and reached his career-high singles ranking of world No.
11 in June 2018. At 5 ft 7 inches, he is among the shorter players in the world's Top 20. He reached the quarter-finals of the 2017 US Open. He is also ranked among the Top 50 players in the world in doubles and reached the semi-finals of the French Open doubles in 2019.
He was also part of the Argentine team that reached the Davis Cup semi-finals in 2015 and has won over $8 million in prize money.