15:00 – Chardy v Blake
Rankings are 31 and 41. They have never met.
The market has Blake as a strong favourite at 1.54 but that just doesn’t look right to me.
Blake hasn’t had many wins lately. Like I said yesterday winning ( and losing) gets to be a habit. Chardy reached the quarter finals last week and whilst that was a Challenger Tour event it was still a good performance.
Chardy wins 82% of his service games and also serves a respectable 59% of first serves in. I would expect Blake to have to work harder to hold his service games than Chardy will to hold his.
Back Chardy on serve.
Update: You can’t get a lot closer than that. Chardy won 7-6, 6-7, 6-4.