14:30 – Korolev v Chardy
Rankings are 58 and 31. Head to heads are 1-0 to Chardy.
Chardy wins 82% of service games and as he beat Blake yesterday it looks like that serve is working well enough.
Korolev has reached the quarter finals in the last 3 tournaments and is finishing the season strongly.
Betfair has Chardy at 1.57 . I think thats too low. Chardy would be my slight favourite but I think it will be closer than the price suggests. I would have priced him nearer 1.75 .
Back Chardy on serve.
Update: 2 tight sets – 6-4, 7-6 with Korolev going through.