French tennis player Jeremy Chardy has revealed that he plans to return to the court but it won't come before 2023. Chardy, who turned 35 in January, hasn't played since losing in the US Open first round. After suffering a straight-set defeat in the US Open first round, Chardy revealed he "had a series of problems" after getting vaccinated.
Chardy was expected to return to action this clay season but he suffered a setback and now he has confirmed that he will not play in 2022. "It’s a really difficult period for me at the moment. I got injured and will not be able to play this year.
I’m extremely disappointed and sad that I can’t play Roland Garros or any other grand slam or atp tournament.I miss competing and I will do everything to come back strong in 2023! Thank you so much for all the support," Chardy wrote on Instagram.
Chardy feared his career was over
Chardy took the COVID-19 vaccine last summer and reportedly after that everything went downhill for him.
“Since I got my vaccine, I have a problem, I have a lot of problems. As a result, I can’t train, I can’t play,” Chardy told AFP last September. “I don’t know what to do. The problem is that we have no hindsight on the vaccine.
There are people who had similar [side-effects], but the durations [of the issues] were really different." In the same interview, Chardy admitted to fearing he might not be able to return. Chardy made a good start to the 2021 season as he reached back-to-back semifinals at ATP events in Antalya and Melbourne.
In the rest of the season, Chardy made three quarterfinals, including the Tokyo Olympics. At the Tokyo Olympics, Chardy reached the last-8 before he was stopped by eventual champion Alexander Zverev. It remains to be seen if Chardy will be able to return in 2023.
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