Jeremy Chardy played his last official match on the main circuit at the US Open 2021. The French tennis player has not had much luck and has had to deal with a series of quite complicated and delicate situations off the court.
In fact, Chardy was forced to stop after his loss to Matteo Berrettini at Flushing Meadows due to side effects from the anti-Covid Pzifer vaccine. The Frenchman began to experience severe pain throughout his body after each physical effort.
«Since I got vaccinated I have a problem, I’m struggling. I can’t train, I can’t play,» Chardy had explained in an interview with AFP. «I went to two doctors, I did some tests, now I know what I suffer from and I have to take care of myself.
I’d rather take more time to recover and make sure I won’t have any problems in the future, rather than try to get back on court as soon as possible and then end up with more health problems.» The world number 25 decided to have knee surgery with hoping to return to the slopes in 2023, but his physical condition does not seem to be the best.
In an interview with the French Tennis Federation, Chardy revealed that the end of his career could be closer than ever. «Roger Federer called me when I had surgery. I told him about the complicated part of the rehabilitation.
My situation is difficult, right now I am in rehabilitation, but I don’t know if I will play tennis again. It is very difficult mentally: I am doing everything well, but I have no guarantee that I will be able to play again.
I’ll keep trying. I don’t know where I am, I’m not at my best physically. I want to finish my career having fun on the pitch and not in a doctor’s office. I want to come back and have fun»
Toni Nadal talks about Federer
Citing the example of Roger Federer, Toni Nadal mentioned that there was a time, referring to the period between 2012 and 2015, when the Swiss maestro did not win any Grand Slams, but kept playing, reaching finals and semi-finals regularly.
«Federer went five years without winning a Grand Slam, but he was there, he was doing semifinals, finals… he knew he could win. In fact, after five years he won three more because he felt he had options.» That’s what leads the way,” he said.