“Novak Djokovic Talks a Lot in The Group” – Diego Schwartzman Reveals the WhatsApp Group Amongst ATP Players

Published 03/14/2020, 6:24 PM EDT


With the tennis season getting suspended for six-weeks amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the tennis players stay home with an untimely break from the season. The tennis professionals discuss the war-like COVID-19 meltdown on a WhatsApp group. And Diego Schwartzman revealed the network amongst the Top 100 ATP men.

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The Argentine also stated World Number one Novak Djokovic being most active on the group. “Novak Djokovic talks a lot in the group. And with this issue of the coronavirus many send ‘memes’, and we laugh for a while,” Schwartzman said.

The next big debate on the tour will be regarding the rankings of players as the tennis season gets suspended. Regarding the same Diego Schwartzman expressed his opinion.

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Diego Schwartzman

“As the tournaments have been suspended, the ranking should be frozen. It should be frozen or an average should be done. The truth is that I don’t know It’s a difficult decision,” he told La Nacion.

Also Read – Impact of 6-Week Suspension on ATP Rankings – Novak Djokovic to Retain the Top Spot

Diego Schwartzman on Indian Wells organizers

When the BNP Paribas Open 2020 was canceled all of sudden, World Number 13  Schwartzman was not happy with the communication of the tournament. They could have formalized their means of communication a bit more. And finding out the cancelation of the ‘fifth Grand Slam’ of tennis via social media made it sound trivial. 

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“It would be nice if ATP Tour communicates a bit better to the players about a suspension of such a tournament when we are all here. Finding out about it on social networks or WhatsApp is quite loose,” the Argentine stated.

Diego Schwartzman

Read More – Diego Schwartzman Hits Out at ATP After BNP Paribas Open 2020 Cancelation

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Last month in Buenos Aires Classic in Argentina,  Diego Schwartzman withdrew from the semifinals of his home tournament. He was suffering from an injured right leg, and it was the first-ever injury of his career. Fortunately, the injury wasn’t too serious and Diego was all prepared to hit the courts in Palm Springs, California.

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