He may have lost to Rafael Nadalin the US Open quarterfinals… But Diego Schwartzman is still a winner.
The 27-year-old Argentine professional tennis player has been given the men’s 2019 US Open Sportsmanship Award.
The way Naomi Osaka consoled Coco Gauff after beating the 15-year-old American in the US Open’s third round was admired by many. On Thursday, Osaka was given the women’s 2019 US Open Sportsmanship Award.
Both get a trophy and a $5,000 donation to a charity of their choice.
Todd Martin, the former player who is co-chair of the committee that chooses the recipients, said the two “demonstrated a level of sportsmanship that is even more impressive than their play on the court.”