Diego Schwartzman has faced the defending champion, Rafael Nadal, in the middle of huge expectations. While the semifinals match foreseen for a five-sets conclusion, it ended in three sets at Philippe-Chatrier on Friday.
The 12 times Roland Garros title winner Spaniard crushed the 28-years-old Argentine by a scoreline of 6-3, 6-3, 7(7)-6. Additionally, Nadal reached the finals of the French Open 13th times in his career.
After a straight-set loss, Diego Schwartzman said at the press conference, “Rafa is Rafa. I think he knows how to improve. He knows how to practice, how to do everything. After Rome, he goes straight to practice. He went to improve the things that he did bad in Rome. That’s why he’s in the absolute right.”
He continued, “He played better than Rome. He has a lot of matches in his body, so he improved a few things that he did not so well. I made a few mistakes with my backhand today. I just played a little bit worse, but I think it was better for him.”
“I’m Not Going To Say Who’s The Better”: Diego Schwartzman
While each tennis player has been looking to compete with the big three, Diego believes it would be challenging to play after facing them.
Schwartzman answered when he was asked to choose the best player in the big three. He explained, “I’m not going to say who’s the better (laughing). But what I’m going to say is the most beautiful thing is how different these three guys are. That’s amazing, and for me, it’s the best part to play against these guys.“
“It’s different playing against Djokovic, Federer, Nadal in five sets because you have to play your best tennis for three, four, maybe five hours. It’s not easy. Mentally, it’s very hard. To improve and to be the best guys on tour, you have to play them.”, Diego concluded.