While the debate on who among the ‘Big 3’ is the greatest player of all time may never be settled, it’s interesting to see how younger tennis stars look up to their favorites.

Roger Federer is a bonafide legend and Argentine tennis pro, Diego Schwartzman recently heaped praise on the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

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Diego Schwartzman has faced Roger Federer on four occasions. The Swiss legend has got the better of the Argentine on all four occasions. Federer’s dominance over Schwartzman has been such that he has dropped just one set to him.

The 29-year-old Schwartzman has a lot of respect for Federer and in a recent interview, he shed light on the big 3 debate.

“For me, it’s not just about the Grand Slam titles. I look at many things, including off the court. Roger is the player who generates more enthusiasm from the fans. He is kind to everybody, you can listen to him speaking in Spanish, Italian and French. He has four children, yet he trains every day. In the morning he hits with you on the tennis court and in the afternoon he dresses up at an event in the city center. He is flawless everywhere! The others are great in everything too, but I feel he (Federer) has a bit more charisma.“

What’s next for Diego Schwartzman?

Diego Schwartzman will be seen in action at the Canadian Open. He will be aiming to gain some momentum ahead of the US Open later this month.

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INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 15: Diego Schwartzman of Argentina returns a shot to John Isner during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 15, 2022 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Schwartzman faces Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the round of 64 of the Canadian Open on Tuesday. Schwartzman has made it to two finals this year while Fokina progressed to the finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters.

They have faced each other on three previous occasions. Schwartzman has a 3-0 record against the Spaniard and will look to extend the lead.

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