Daniil Medvedev and Diego Schwartzman will fight each other in the Rolex Paris Masters 2020 for a semi-final place on Friday. However, the top ten players once again recall dark moments during the ATP Cup earlier this years.
Schwartzman was frustrated after Medvedev’s on-court disrespectful activities during an ATP Cup 2020 quarterfinal match. And while both of them were in a good relationship, a surprising dispute became a barrier between them.
In a recent interview ahead of quarterfinal clash at the Rolex Paris Masters 2020, the Argentine was asked about his relationship with Russian. Diego sadly expressed, “I think he(Medvedev) made a mistake…in the ATP Cup and maybe he understood that. We have just a relation between two guys who are playing the tour.”
Schwartzman continued, “We say hello in the morning, good morning, good afternoon, and we practised for a few times after ATP Cup… Not more than that. We are different guys from different parts of the world. We are here with our teams. So our relation, it’s okay.”
“Zero Problems” with Schwartzman: Daniil Medvedev
On the other hand, Medvedev was also asked about his relationship with his next round opponent, Schwartzman. Russian dismissed claim over doubts on his friendship with Argentine while he is confident he will not repeat those things if any there.
Additionally, Medvedev explained, “Talking about ATP Cup … if you watch the match closely, 2nd and 3rd set I was sometimes applauding Diego for great shots… Of course, I understand why he was angry with me.”
Daniil went on to say that he has “zero problems” with Schwartzman. He added, “If he has problems with me, I understand it. I will not fight against it. But again, I think the relationship is going better and better. But it’s better to ask Diego…because I have no problems with him.”
Whereas, Medvedev and Schwartzman encounter face to face three times in their career, the world number five leads world number nine in the head to head records(3-0).