Lionel Messi’s Presence ‘Inhibits’ Fans, Claims 4X ATP Singles Winner – “Words Don’t Come Out”

Published 12/04/2023, 10:56 PM EST

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It’s not just fans who are left spell-bounded by Lionel Messi. Even celebrities and sports stars are in disbelief of the Argentine wizard. Roger Federer, and Tom Brady, are just a few of the well-known Messi fans. As per recent news, you can add one more influential name to the Messi fanbase. A major tennis star has just opened up about an experience that left him starstruck after meeting the 8-time Ballon d’Or winner.

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On the other hand, the Argentine has always acknowledged the support of his fans. He had previously revealed gratefulness to his supporters after winning the World Cup. As Inter Miami prepares for their upcoming season, fans have placed high expectations on the Argentina captain who was the architect of their Leagues Cup victory.

Tennis sensation reveals his experience of meeting Lionel Messi

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Argentine tennis player Diego Schwartzman recently opened up about his experience with Lionel Messi. He said, “The words don’t come out. The same thing happens to all of us. It doesn’t matter if you saw him once, his presence inhibits you a lot and nothing.” It seems the 4-time ATP Singles winner was too excited and was short of words. The tennis pro was in Miami and also got the opportunity to interact with some of the other soccer players.

Despite talking to Argentina Maestro, it appears that Schwartzman does have a regret. “I couldn’t thank him the way I would have liked…yes“, he said. Schwartzman is a huge soccer fan and had once said that soccer was the sport he wanted to pursue. However, it doesn’t seem that he made a bad choice with tennis. Also, this is not the first time he has crossed paths with Lionel Messi. Back in 2018, he and the Inter Miami star met and one of the subjects discussed was the iconic Rafael Nadal.

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Messi’s question to Diego Schwartzman

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Back in 2018, Lionel Messi and Schwartzman met in Russia. The Argentina team was preparing for the World Cup at that point. Lionel Messi did confront Schwartzman with an interesting question. He asked the tennis ace how lucky Rafael Nadal was.

The context was that Schwartzman and Nadal faced off in the French Open. The Argentine was leading the match comfortably, but rain interrupted proceedings. As the match resumed the next day, Nadal romped to an easy victory. Schwartzman has not won any Grand Slam title till now, but he can take inspiration from Lionel Messi who had to wait more than a decade for his first major title with Argentina.

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