After Ugo Humbert, Jérémy Chardy (68th) was eliminated Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games by the German Alexander Zverev (5th), 6-4, 6-1, and there are no more French contenders in tennis at Tokyo. After two matches in three sets against Aslan Karatsev and Liam Broady, Chardy was no match for a Zverev, intractable, especially on service (11 aces). The 34-year-old Frenchman nevertheless resisted until the end, forcing the German to play five match points to win. Humbert, also physically tested after extended matches, had been dominated a little earlier by the Russian competing under the neutral banner Karen Khachanov (25th), 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 6-3. By placing two of its representatives in quarters, French tennis did little better than in Rio where only Gaël Monfils had reached this level.In the next round, Zverev will face world No.1 and Olympic tournament favorite Novak Djokovic.
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