Jérémy Chardy leaves the court after losing to Carlos Alcaraz in the first round of the Wimbledon tournament, in London, Tuesday July 4, 2023. KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH / AP
Chardy, it’s over. The French did not last long against world number 1, Carlos Alcaraz, Tuesday, July 4, for his entry into the running at Wimbledon (6-0, 6-2, 7-5). A defeat recorded in 1 h 24, synonymous with the end of his career for the man who had announced that he would definitely put his rackets back after the London tournament.
“I live here, I train a lot here. It’s a special place for me. And finishing here, in singles, is something I wanted. (…) It started a bit here, I won in juniors. I have my whole family coming, I’m playing against the world number 1 on one of the most beautiful courts… It will be a great end no matter what.”had entrusted the interested party to Franceinfo, Sunday.
A title in Stuttgart in 2009
The French left the field under the ovation of the public, after having come close to a dry defeat against the Spaniard, expeditious. Sounding the revolt in the last set, the Habs prolonged the pleasure by playing a last tie-break before leaving, with felted steps, the London lawn.
At 36, the Palois went through a difficult period. Knee operated in 2022, Jérémy Chardy only played five games in 2023, for a single victory. Falling down to 542nd place in the world, his main feats of arms will be a title in Stuttgart in 2009, a quarter-final at the Australian Open in 2013, and a Davis Cup title with the France team. , in 2017.
The retirement of Jérémy Chardy already promises to be active since the latter is now the coach of his compatriot Ugo Humbert. The Palois will also have one last opportunity to shine before returning to his home, since he will play the Wimbledon tournament in doubles with his new protege.