Chardy puts his season on hold due to Covid vaccine complications

The Frenchman is suspending his season because he is physically impaired following vaccination

Jérémy Chardy’s season has come to an end following what he has described as complications linked to his vaccine against Covid-19.

Chardy received his Pfizer injection between the Olympics and the US Open, where he was knocked out in the first round by Matteo Berrettini. He was also knocked out in the first round of qualifying at the Cincinnati Masters 1000 by Tennys Sandgren.

“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.

Jérémy Chardy, Open d'Australie 2021
Jérémy Chardy at the Australian Open in 2021

CHARDY POSSIBLE RETIREMENT IN 2022

Chardy said he was suffering from movement-limiting pain.

“I don’t know what to do,” he said. “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.”

As it stands, Chardy cannot estimate a time when he will return to competition.

“In my head, it’s difficult, because I don’t know how long it will last. For now, my season is stopped and I don’t know when I’ll start again.”

Chardy is no longer even ruling out a possible retirement in the short term, as early as 2022.

“I turn 35 in February so for the moment I’m maybe a little bit negative, but this is the first time the idea that next season might be my last has crossed my mind. I’m thinking about it… It’s difficult because I was enjoying myself and I wanted to play longer.”

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