Jeremy Chardy reaches first Grand Slam quarter-final

Updated: 21 January 2013 11:10 IST

Chardy's previous best performance at a major was his fourth-round appearance at the French Open in 2008, when he lost to Spaniard Nicolas Almagro.

Jeremy Chardy reaches first Grand Slam quarter-final

Melbourne:

France's Jeremy Chardy reached the first Grand Slam quarter-final of his career with a straight-sets defeat of Italian Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open on Monday.


The world number 36 recovered from a slow start to beat Seppi 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 and book a berth against either fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon or US Open champion Andy Murray, who were playing later on Monday.

Chardy's previous best performance at a major was his fourth-round appearance at the French Open in 2008, when he lost to Spaniard Nicolas Almagro.

The 25-year-old had never previously made it past the second round in six visits to Melbourne.

"I always play bad in Australia," Chardy said. "But this time, I play good.

"I am feeling very good on the court. It was a very difficult match in the beginning and I was tired, but it was the fourth round in a Grand Slam so I had to be strong in my head."

Chardy admitted to struggling with a knee injury.

"I have pain but now I am in the quarters -- I have to forget about it," he said.



Topics : Australian Open 2013 Tennis Andreas Seppi Jeremy Chardy
Related Articles
Paes in search of new doubles partner as Stepanek undergoes surgery
Paes in search of new doubles partner as Stepanek undergoes surgery
Djokovic retains No.1 ranking, Nadal slips out of top four
Djokovic retains No.1 ranking, Nadal slips out of top four
When Novak Djokovic celebrated his win by offering chocolates
When Novak Djokovic celebrated his win by offering chocolates
Show Comments
Advertisement