Jeremy Chardy played his last official match on the ATP Tour at the US Open in 2021. The French player was not particularly lucky and had to deal with a series of rather complicated and delicate off-court situations. Chardy, according to him, was in fact forced to stop after the defeat against Matteo Berrettini in Flushing Meadows due to the side effects of the anti-Covid Pzifer vaccine.
The Frenchman began to feel severe pain all over his body in tow of any physical effort. Chardy explained during his last interview: "Since I got the vaccine I have a problem, I am struggling. Suddenly I can't train, I can't play.
I went to two doctors, I did some exams, now I know what I'm a victim of and I have to take care of myself. I prefer to take more time to get back on my feet and be sure that I won't have any problems in the future, rather than trying to get back on the pitch as soon as possible and then find myself with further health problems."
Chardy thinks about retirement and admits: "Roger Federer called me"
The former world number 25 subsequently decided to have knee surgery with the hope of returning to the field 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 may be closer than ever: "Roger Federer called me when I had the operation. I told him about the complicated part of rehabilitation.
My situation is difficult, at the moment I am doing my rehabilitation process, 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 guarantees that I will be able to play again.
I will keep trying. I don't know where I am, I'm not at my best physically. I want to end my career having fun on the pitch and not in a doctor's office. I want to have fun again."
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