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Argentina's Diego Schwartzman celebrates after defeating Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov during their third round match of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on Friday. Schwartzman won 6-3, 6-1, 6-2. Image Credit: AP

Dubai: Diego Schwartzman is not worried about facing world No 1 Novak Djokovic next in the last 16 of the French Open, but the Argentine former top 10 player has a bigger issue to contend with. A ticket to watch the Champions League final.

Schwartzman, who reached the fourth round at the claycourt Grand Slam, has his eyes turned to the Stade de France in the northern part of Paris, which will play host to Saturday’s Champions League final.

Implores French Open organisers

Schwartzman implored tennis organisers on Friday to find him a ticket to the showdown between England’s Liverpool and Spain’s Real Madrid.

Asked at his press conference on Friday if he wanted to go to the match, the 29-year-old said with a big grin on his face: “A chance to ask who has tickets for me.

“So Roland Garros, please ask for tickets for tomorrow. I know you can do it. President of Roland Garros, president of the Federation. I can go alone, eh? It’s OK.”

Great match

Schwartzman said he loved football and he loved watching big matches. “These past few days I was following just my team, Boca Juniors. We won the league in Argentina. We won yesterday. So we went through in the Copa Libertadores,” he continued.

“So now it’s time to Champions League. But it’s going to be a great match. Everyone who is here is not from Liverpool or Real Madrid. We are going to enjoy.

“One more time, if you have any tickets, I will be there tomorrow.”

— With inputs from Reuters