Jeremy Chardy said on Sunday at Monte Carlo that in this golden age of tennis, he prefers Roger Federer’s game.
“To say which one is the best is not so easy because they are really close. But I prefer the game of Federer,” Chardy said on Sunday. “I think he can play every shot. I like the way he play because he want to make the game, he play a lot with the serve and forehand, like me. After he always try to change the rhythm with the slice. He can play high, he can play flat. I think he has a lot of options.”
But despite the glowing words, the Frenchman thinks Rafael Nadal will match Federer’s 17 Grand Slam total and eventually pass him.
“Yeah, I think,” Chardy answered when asked if Nadal would pass Federer. “Nadal is only 27, so he has a lot of years to play. I think on clay court, he can win a lot. For the moment, maybe Djokovic can beat him. In Roland Garros, I think it will be tough to beat on five sets. I think the only one can beat him on Roland Garros is Djokovic.
“Nadal for me is the best fighter ever. I think he has the best mentality,” he added. “Just to watch him, we can learn a lot. On every sport, if you have the spirit like Nadal, you can be really good on every sport.”
Chardy, who won his first round match on Sunday, plays David Ferrer later today.
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