After having simply despatched Radu ALbot (eighty fifth) in the 1st spherical (6–3, 6–4), this spherical of 16 towards the Italian Fognini was the first actual massive take a look at for Jérémy Chardy, who arrived in Antalya for this primary match of the season with the bib 72 in the world rating.
The take a look at was handed with success, after the suspense and almost three hours of a match that ended solely at the value of three fierce tie-breaks, 7–6 (4), 6–7 (1 ), 7–6 (5). Note that for the sixth time in as many duels between the two males (now 4–2 in favor of the Italian), the destiny of the match held in a decisive spherical.
Accompanied in Turkey by his spouse Susan and his son Stoney who will rejoice his one yr anniversary subsequent month, for the first time on the circuit, Jérémy Chardy will face Jans-Lennard Struff in the quarter-finals. The 30-year-old German, seeded quantity 5 (thirty seventh worldwide), crossed the second spherical with out enjoying following the withdrawal of Frenchman Hugo Grenier. Very open sport in perspective as Struff leads 3–2 in direct oppositions.
The eventual semi-final might provide a pleasant new shock to Belvézinois since the different quarter-final of his half of the desk will oppose the Italian Berrettini, seeded 1 (tenth in the world) to a sure Alexander Bublik, seeded quantity. 8 (forty ninth worldwide), well-known in Pau for having received the first version of the Teréga Open de Pau in 2018