Diego Schwartzman received death threats on social media on the weekend after playing Davis Cup tennis for Argentina against Belarus in Buenos Aires.
The world No. 15 suffered a shock defeat at the hands of unranked Daniil Ostapenkov before he went on to beat Alexander Zgirovsky 6-1, 6-2 as Argentina secured their place in the 2022 Davis Cup qualifiers next march.
Schwartzman revealed after the match he was trolled on social media by people unhappy about his loss in the tie.
“I received threats, insults and requests not to return to Argentina. More or less, it affects (me),” Schwartzman said.
“Sometimes I start to answer some messages and I ask those people if they realise what they are sending.
“The vast majority apologise and say they had not realised it. But at the moment it hurts. That very ill-intentioned criticism is the only bad thing about social networks.”
During the US Open Shelby Rogers said she received death threats after her loss to Emma Raducanu.