Jérémy Chardy continues his journey in Tokyo! At 34, the Pau defeated Russian Aslan Karatsev in 2 hours of play (7-5, 4-6, 6-3). Opposed to the quantity 11 seed, the Frenchman, 68th on this planet, indicators the feat to affirm his good temper in 2021 and qualify for the spherical of 16 of the Olympic match.
Faced with Karatsev, actual revelation of the 12 months on the primary circuit, the Habs supplied a excessive class match, helped particularly by superb service (20 aces). Without worrying regardless of the return of the Russian to a set in all places, Chardy didn’t concede a break level within the third, and indifferent at the most effective second, taking the service of his opponent at 4-3. Behind a final effectively-run service sport, the Frenchman uttered a cry of pleasure which says so much in regards to the dimension of his efficiency. The final consultant of French tennis in Tokyo with Ugo Humbert, he will likely be opposed to Briton Broady within the subsequent spherical. Until then, he can savor his feat of Tuesday, sadly not adopted by such a double efficiency. His pair with Gaël Monfils didn’t resist the German double Zverev-Struff (6-4, 7-5), and stopped within the second spherical of the competitors.
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Ugo Humbert had to wait and endure to get out in opposition to Miomir Kecmanovic (4-6, 7-6, 7-5). The Serbian got here very shut to leaving the Frenchman, after profitable the primary set and a break level within the second. But Messin was ready to be strong and tighten the sport in key moments. Winner of the tie-break of the second set 7 factors to 5, the left-hander was very utilized on his service sport within the closing spherical, and made the distinction at the most effective time. Taking the service of his opponent at 5-5, Humbert concluded with out trembling, to afford a dream eighth-closing in opposition to Stefanos Tsitsipas on Wednesday.
It stops there for the Ferro-Cornet pair
On the opposite hand, there are now not any French ladies in Tokyo in tennis. Last representatives of girls’s tennis for the France crew, Fiona Ferro and Alizé Cornet gave up in opposition to the American pair Pegula-Mattek Sands (6-1, 6-4) within the second spherical of the doubles match. All medal possibilities in tennis relaxation on the shoulders of males and combined doubles now.
Among the ladies, Garbine Muguruza quietly received in opposition to the Belgian van Uytvanck (6-1, 6-4). With the eliminations of Barty and Osaka, the Spaniard is a challenger for the gold medal within the closing desk. Ukrainian Elena Svitolina additionally advances to the quarter-finals, placing an finish to the medal dream of Greece’s Maria Sakkari (5-7, 6-3, 6-4), who could give you the chance to console herself in combined doubles.
Tsitsipas was in a rush, Schwartzman carefree
Medal contender in singles for his first Olympic Games, his associate Stefanos Tsitsipas didn’t lag behind within the second spherical. In simply 1h18 of play, the Greek simply defeated the American Frances Tiafoe (6-3, 6-4). Merciless behind his first ball (81% of factors gained), the seeded quantity 3 solely wanted to break twice within the assembly. Enough to advance to the spherical of 16, the place he’ll meet the French Ugo Humbert.
Still among the many favorites, Diego Schwartzman had no drawback both to eliminate the Czech Tomas Machac (6-4, 7-5). In 2:03 of play, the little Argentinian, seeded quantity 8 in Tokyo, notably took benefit of the 50 unforced errors of the 148th world to quietly be a part of the following spherical, the place he’ll discover the Russian Karen Khachanov.
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