Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Re: Was Chardy tired from playing both singles and doubles?
No, he wasn't tired, but he picked up a little knee niggle in the doubles match right after the Del Potro match, which is why he had his knee taped.
But what most affected his performance against Murray was the nerves of playing in his first Slam QF, that first game sums it all up really. It's the downside of top player upsets: it's great to see new faces in the late stages, but Chardy (like many before him) couldn't back up their level of play when the spotlight was on them.
MTF games titles:
Suicide Tennis (5): Wimbledon 2014, World Tour Finals 2015, Madrid 2015, Kuala Lumpur 2014 and Metz 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 WTF, 1 Masters 1000, 2 ATP 250; 2 finals lost
Fill-in-the-Draw (5): US Open 2014, Rotterdam 2013, Geneva 2015, Sydney 2016 and Buenos Aires 2016 - 1 Slam, 1 ATP 500 and 3 ATP 250
Tennis Tipping (3): Veneza and Todi 2014 (with vn01), Knoxville 2015 (with Redkop) - 3 challengers; 7 finals lost