Diego ‘El Peque’ Schwartzman, 27, routed his Australian Open third-round opponent Dusan Lajovic of Serbia, in straight sets on Thurday, . He is set to face superstar Novak Djokovic, 32, in the round of 16 on Saturday.
Djokovic, also from Serbia, is ranked second in the world and has had an illustrious career, winning 77 career titles and 16 career grand slams—seven of which took place at the Australian Open. He is also the tournament’s defending champion.
Schwartzman and Djokovic have played three times, and Djokovic has never lost. The Argentine did, however, force a five-set match against the Serb in the 2014 French Open.
Schwartzman, however, has been on a tear in his first three matches of the Australian Open: he has yet to lose a set. Djokovic, on the other hand, dropped a set in his first-round matchup against Jan-Lennard Struff, 29, who is currently ranked 37 in the world.