Jeremy Chardy fought and competed well against Roger Federer, but at the end he had to give up losing in straight sets, 7-5 6-4. At the end of the match, interviewed by L'Equipe, Chardy praised his performance and his opponent too. 'I am happy about my match. I did the right thing, I served well, I was aggressive behind my first serves, I didn't give him time. The only way is to attack him straightaway. When he plays in defense, he is much weaker, more vulnerable', Chardy stated. ìI wasn't afraid to go for his forehand neither. I obviously struggled on return games. We do never speak enough about Federer's serve. It's difficult to read it! It's an enormous weapon. With the same shot, he can put the ball everywhere and with all the effects. And if your return lacks a little bit, he immediately takes the lead.'
Chardy, who will crack top 90 rankings again next week, won three matches in a row in Indian Wells. 'I am happy of my tournament. All the matches that I played here give me confidence. I will keep enjoying my good form.'