Former world No. 25 Jeremy Chardy regrets taking the COVID-19 vaccine, after suffering multiple problems in his tennis career.

Chardy took the vaccine this summer, and he claims it didn’t work out for him. The 34-year-old said that he is not able to train and play like before. Having taken the jab between the Olympics and the US Open, Chardy regrets taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Since I got my vaccine, I have a problem, I have a series of problems. As a result, I can’t train, I can’t play,” Chardy told L’Equipe, as quoted by Tennis World USA.

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Chardy (pictured) doesn’t want to take the COVID-9 vaccine. Soruce: commons.wikimedia.org

“I prefer to take more time to heal myself and be sure that, in the future, I won’t have any problems. At the moment, my season is stopped and I don’t know when I’ll start again.

“So now I regret having taken the vaccine, but I couldn’t have known. It’s the first time that the idea that next season might be my last has crossed my mind,” Chardy added.

Anti-vaxxers

Last month. Stefanos Tsitsipas had also stated such a concern, saying that the vaccine is a great step, but he isn’t sure as to how it would affect him.

“The COVID-19 vaccine has not been tested enough because it is new and has some side effects,” Tsitsipas said back in August

“I know some people who’ve had them. I’m not against it, I just see no reason for someone in my age group to be vaccinated.

“For us young people, I think it’s good to pass the virus because we’ll build immunity. I don’t see it as something bad. As I said, it isn’t obligatory, everyone has freedom to decide for themselves what’s right & what’s not.

“At some point we should all do it, I’m not saying the opposite. The time will come when we will not be given many options, but until then I want to see a better version of the vaccine that gives us more pluses than minuses,” he stated.

However, the Greek ace ended up changing his opinion a few days ago. He announced that he would be taking the vaccine before the season came to a close.

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