Victim of physical problems since he was vaccinated against covid-19 after the Olympic Games, Jérémy Chardy is forced to take a break and does not know when he will be able to resume, as he told AFP .
If tennis is one of the sports where players have been vaccinated the least against covid-19, Jérémy Chardy had meanwhile decided to receive two doses of Pfizer in August, between the Olympic Games and the US Open. But since then, the 34-year-old Pau suffers from physical problems and is forced to take a break, as he confided this Thursday to theAFP. “Since I had my vaccine, I have a problem, I have been struggling. So I can’t train, I can’t play. I went to see two doctors, I did some tests, so I know what I have and the most important thing is to take care of myself. I even prefer to take more time to heal myself and be sure that in the future I won’t have a problem, rather than trying to get back on court as quickly as possible and end up with more health problems. . In my head, it’s difficult because I don’t know how long it’s going to last. (…) Now I regret having had the vaccine, but I could not know. The problem is that we have no hindsight on the vaccine. There are people who have had similar things, but the durations have been really different ”, confides the one who is currently 73rd in the world.
Retirement for Chardy soon?
This year, Jérémy Chardy has long been the best French player in the Race (ranking over the calendar year), but he is now fourth behind Ugo Humbert, Benjamin Bonzi and Arthur Rinderknech. The Palois notably played a semi-final in Antalya and the Murray River Open in Melbourne, then a quarter in Rotterdam, Dubai and the Olympic Games in Tokyo. But he then lost entry to Cincinnati and the US Open. Jérémy Chardy does not know if he will be able to play again in 2021, and he is starting to wonder if 2022 will not be his last season. “I’m 35 in February, so right now I might be a little bit negative, but it’s the first time that I have thought that next season might be my last. . I think about it… It’s difficult because I was having fun and I wanted to play longer. After Gilles Simon, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet, it is therefore a fourth French player who is starting to talk about retirement. Soon the end of an era for French tennis …