14:00 – Mathieu v Chardy
Rankings are 95 and 69. Head to heads are 1-0 to Mathieu (which was on grass).
Mathieu has lost his last 4 clay court matches and has lost 7 of his last 8 matches at ATP level. He did have a decent run at Wimbledon where he lost to Nadal in the fourth round.
Chardy hasn’t had much success recently but hasn’t been playing badly. Over the last month he has a first serve percentage of 57% and he wins 73% of points on it. He held serve 84% of the time compared to Mathieu’s 69%.
On clay Chardy has to be favourite. Back him on serve.