Already semi-finalist in Antalya, Jérémy Chardy (66th in the world) continues the nice custom of 2021 of becoming a member of the final 4 of the tournaments in which he’s registered.
Not slowed down by the Australian quarantine, and the 5 hours of “ freedom ”, the Pau, who had crushed Marin Cilic and Gilles Simon the earlier days, launched this Friday Taylor Fritz (6-2, 6-4) earlier than make the most of Stan Wawrinka’s forfeit to succeed in the semi-finals.
“I am very happy with my level of play. The sensations are there”
A bundle that relieved his day, since he then chained a double (and a brand new victory) along with his accomplice Fabrice Martin. We had to return to Adelaide a yr in the past to seek out traces of successful for Palois on the primary circuit (in opposition to Gilles Simon), who, not feeling significantly snug in this tennis “ beneath bubble ”, had ended his 2020 season after his defeat in the primary spherical in opposition to Jurij Rodionov at Roland Garros.
“2020 had not been simple, he mentioned. I had not been capable of prepare through the first confinement. Afterwards, I used to be not effectively, I took no pleasure. This winter, after 5 weeks of trip, I used to be capable of do an excellent bodily preparation (on the Mouratoglou academy). And while you really feel higher, it is simpler on the pinnacle. There, I’m very pleased with my stage of play. Against Fritz, I used to be good from begin to end. The sensations are there. I discovered the need once more and the Antalya event had given me confidence. “
In the semi-final on Saturday, in a day where he could potentially day a single and two doubles, he will be opposed to Dan Evans (33rd in the world) whom he knows well to live in London, and against whom he has never lost.
The only problem, of size, is to be found in the draw for the Australian Open which “ offered ” him in the first round the world n ° 1 Novak Djokovic.
The worst scenario when we know that the Serbian leads 13-0 in their confrontation, without losing a set. “I’ll already attempt to win a spherical, smiled the Frenchman. This shouldn’t be the print I needed. But it is too early to speak about it. I’ve a semi-final to play. “