'Roger Federer was a great role model for...', says ATP ace



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'Roger Federer was a great role model for...', says ATP ace

Jeremy Chardy played his last official match on the ATP Tour at the 2021 US Open. The French player was not particularly lucky and had to deal with a series of quite complicated and delicate situations off the court. In fact, Chardy was forced to stop after the loss against Matteo Berrettini at Flushing Meadows due to the side effects of the anti-Covid Pzifer vaccine.

The Frenchman began to feel severe pain throughout his body after any physical exertion. Chardy explained during his last interview: "Since I got the vaccine I have a problem, I'm struggling. Suddenly I can't train, I can't play.

I've been to two doctors, I've had some tests, now I know what I'm a victim of and I have to take care of myself. I prefer to take more time to recover and be sure that I will not have any problems in the future, instead of trying to get back on the pitch as soon as possible and then find myself with more health problems." The former world number 25 later decided to have knee surgery in the hope of returning to the courts 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 surgery. I told him about how complicated rehabilitation is. 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 finish my career having fun on the court and not in the doctor's office.

I want to have fun again."

Mannarino on Roger Federer

Adrian Mannarino spoke a lot about Roger Federer during an interview with German media Tennisnet. After having made some secrets about his famous duel in the 1st round of Wimbledon 2021 against the Swiss, during which he had to give up, the Frenchman spoke about the impact and the personality of the man with 20 Grand Slam titles.

“He was a great role model for all tennis players. He was a great inspiration to all of us and we were very lucky to have him there. He took tennis to another level. It was very difficult to follow his rhythm. He was very nice both on and off the court and it would be nice to have more role models like him.

But it will remain unique. It was good to be on the court with him a few times. I have good memories of it, even if I lost each time (7-0 head to head, editor's note). It was always special to play against him,” said the 44th in the world.