Andy Murray vs Jeremy Chardy Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Andy Murray vs Jeremy Chardy | Monday 1 June, 2015 | Roland Garros | 09.00
Andy Murray takes on Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the fourth round of the 2015 French Open on Monday.
Murray is seeking his 14th successive victory on clay following his title successes in Munich and Madrid. His brilliant form on the surface this year is reflected in his serving statistics. Until this year he had won 75 per cent of the service games he had played on clay; going into the French Open he has won 91 per cent of them in 2015.
The Briton also has an exceptional record against French opponents, winning 22 successive matches in Grand Slam tournaments against them since Gael Monfils knocked him out in the first round here at Roland Garros nine years ago.
“One of the things I try to do before going on for those matches is prepare myself: ‘Okay, the crowd is going to be tough,’” he said.
I try to tell myself when they’re booing me they’re booing him. I think in football the crowd obviously get pumped when the home team is attacking whereas in tennis it’s kind of no noise in the middle of the rallies so it shouldn’t put you off.”
Murray has won six of the seven matches he has played against Chardy. The most recent of these was last month in Rome, where Murray pulled out of the tournament the following day, blaming fatigue.
Chardy said that he had been “a little bit pissed [off]” at Murray’s retirement, adding: “If you want to win a Grand Slam, everybody is tired.”
The Frenchman has reached only one Grand Slam quarter-final, at Melbourne in 2013, when he was defeated by Murray.
As the current world No 45, Chardy is 20 places down from his highest position in the rankings, but he has been in good form at Roland Garros. Chardy beat John Isner in the second round and he described his straight-sets victory over David Goffin in the third as “the best match of my life”.
Andy Murray vs Jeremy Chardy Betting Tips
Andy Murray is a clear favourite going into this game, priced at 1/10 with Betway. He has, however, struggled with his power serves lately while Chardy is playing great tennis. Don’t be surprised to see Chardy cause an upset on Monday, priced at 11/2 to beat the Brit.