Dominic Thiem and Diego Schwartzman pose for bittersweet picture

Thiem and Schwartzman prepare for the qualifying rounds at Roland Garros
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Dominic Thiem and Diego Schwartzman are two ATP stars and friends spending their final months on the tour. Both have made unique contributions to the game that will make them unforgettable. However, Thiem and Schwartzman are not ready to think about their legacies or retirements yet since there is more work to do.

Thiem and Schwartzman were both overlooked for French Open wildcards so they are preparing to grind it out in the qualifying rounds of Roland Garros.

Schwartzman took to Instagram to share a photo of himself tagging Thiem with the caption, "Let's try one more time."

Humility, hard work, and great French Open memories are shared by Dominic Thiem and Diego Schwartzman

Neither is complaining about the tournament not giving them wildcards despite the fact they played some of their best tennis at Roland Garros with an epic match against each other that was one for the ages.

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In the 2020 French Open quarterfinals, Schwartzman defeated Thiem in a five-hour battle that unfortunately was played in an empty stadium because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both players endured struggles since the pandemic, but they have never given up or given in to their physical and mental challenges. They are inspirational for everyone within and outside the sport. In Thiem's case, his lone Grand Slam (2020 US Open champion) win cements his legacy, but the wrist injury that he has dealt with over the years prevented him from winning more Grand Slams.

It will be sad to see both players exit professional tennis, and it will be even more heartbreaking if they leave Roland Garros for the final time by losing in the qualifying rounds. Thiem and Schwartzman deserved to be wildcards in the main draw, trying to recreate some of that 2020 magic and getting the fan recognition they were due for their excellent careers and belated praise for that amazing 2020 quarterfinal match.

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