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Juan Martín Del Potro - Jérémy Chardy Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
ArgentinaJ Del Potro66---
FranceJ Chardy13---

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  1. - - DEL POTRO 6-1 6-3 - MATCH! Chardy's run is over - a timid surrender in the end. Del Potro reached match point with a delicate putaway at the net, but Chardy dug in to bring the score back to deuce. He saves another match point, but after an eight-minute game he finally blasts long, and hands del Potro a place in the semi-finals. Next up for del Potro is the winner of the match between Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic. Drawsheet

  2. - - DEL POTRO 6-1 5-3 - The sixth seed seems to ask the umpire whether to review a service called out - that's not how the review system works, is it? Either way, the call of long was correct, and it makes little differnece as del Potro thumps a winner off the second serve, brings up game point with a 95mph winner down the line, and holding with a delightful flat hit. He's just one game away.

  3. - - DEL POTRO 6-1 4-3 - No nonsense from Chardy here, however - the 25-year-old is a talent, with a strong one-handed forehand and backhand, and when the errors disappear from his game he capitalises with a hold to love.

  4. - - DEL POTRO 6-1 4-2 - The Argentine cements the break with a hold to love. Hard to see how the Frenchman can get back on terms here - he's been well off the form he showed to beat Andy Murray in the previous round. Suffice to say he must at minimum break del Potro in one of the Argentine's next two service games.

  5. - - DEL POTRO 6-1 3-2 - BREAK! Chardy back in trouble, with del Potro playing perhaps the point of the match so far, a low backhand approach followed by a volley on the stretch. 0-40 once more, but Chardy crashes a two-handed backhand clean down the line to pull to 30-40, then slaps a forehand across del Potro to force deuce. But this is a miracle escape too far, and a double fault from Chardy seals the break for del Potro.

  6. - - DEL POTRO 6-1 2-2 - Tidier - much tidier - from the Argentine, who eases into a 40-15 lead. A forehand into the net from del Potro delays the inevitable, but a forehand out wide from Chardy costs the Frenchman the game.

  7. - - DEL POTRO 6-1 1-2 - Chardy came close to taking the lead in the second set, and having missed three break points, he then offers his opponent the same opportunity at 0-40 down. Remarkably, he too gets back to deuce, finishing with an ace, before reeling off the next two points to hold. So we stay on serve despite huge opportunities for both players.

  8. - - DEL POTRO 6-1 1-1 - From having been absolutley in contorl behind his own serve, del Potro suddenly finds himself 0-40 down. He finds a way back to deuce, however, courtesy of a drop shot and a rash forehand from Chardy when he had more time available to him. Del Potro has his own opportunities to close it out, missing two game points, but does eventually hold.

  9. - - DEL POTRO 6-1 0-1 - Having raced into an 40-0 lead, Chardy looks rattled when two forehands miss their mark. But after a stern conversation with himself, he wins the next point with a confident volley. Important to start the second set well if the lucky loser has any intentions of reaching the last four.

  10. - - DEL POTRO 6-1 - SET! A moment of farce as del Potro reaches 40-15 and Chardy walks off, thinking the set has been lost. Not yet! But with Chardy looking a beaten man, it's no surprise that the next point is an ace for the Argentine. 27 very gentle minutes, and Chardy's heading out in a hurry here.

  11. - - DEL POTRO 5-1 - BREAK! Chardy just cannot get on top in his service games. For the third time in a row he goes a break point down, and though he saves it the Argentine playing like he believes he just needs to stay solid and the job will be done. Sure enough, he earns another break point, Chardy's groundstrokes are too short, and del Potro volleys his way into a double-break.

  12. - - DEL POTRO 4-1 - It's a curious situation del Potro finds himself in. His left wrist is a major concern, especially given he spent the best part of a year on the sidelines with problems to the right wrist. But despite having a doctor's appointment next week, he's playing on here, and playing very well indeed. He stretches the lead to 4-1 with a crunching winner flashed across court on the forehand.

  13. - - DEL POTRO 3-1 - That's a crucial hold for the Frenchman. The game was running away from him already, and he afforded del Potro a break point. Having saved that with a vicious forehand, the world number 38 comes through to get on the scoreboard.

  14. - - DEL POTRO 3-0 - Another mishit from Chardy - he qualified for the main draw here as a lucky loser, but this is the first time he has played so unconvincingly. The unforced errors mounting up quickly for Chardy as the Argentine holds to 15.

  15. - - DEL POTRO 2-0 - BREAK! The Olympic bronze medallist doesn't have to do too much except keep the ball in play against his French opponent before racing into a 0-40 lead. Chardy's mishits costing him. Two strong forehands hint at him getting out of trouble, but del Potro comes in on the backhand volley and tucks the ball away. Early lead for the sixth seed.

  16. - - DEL POTRO 1-0 - Not the tidiest opening point, but del Potro has a booming serve and once he gets behind it, he takes control of the game. Chardy blasts a forehand long to confirm the hold for the Argentine.

  17. - - Del Potro looked in some trouble during his last 16 match yesterday. He had a wrist problem, but came through somehow to reach this stage. Chardy, by contrast, had the match of his life to beat Olympic champion Andy Murray in straight sets. Drawsheet

  18. - - This the first time the pair have met on the ATP Tour, so there's no head-to-head record to compare. However, as the sixth seed and a former US Open champion, del Potro comes into the match as favourite.

  19. - - Hello and welcome to live coverage of the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters. Four fascinating ties coming up today, starting with Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina taking on Jeremy Chardy.

Juan Martín Del Potro

Nationality ARG
Date of Birth 23/09/1988
Height 1.95 m
Weight 78 kg

Jérémy Chardy

Nationality FRA
Date of Birth 12/02/1987
Height 1.87 m
Weight 75 kg

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  1. @ Jason I played tennis before I understand the game

    From Mark, on Fri 17 Aug 18:00
  2. Mark is a two bit armchair tennis fanboy who know­ nothing about tennis other than his petty little double­ standard issues with players. Get a life and get a job.

    From Jason, on Fri 17 Aug 17:48
  3. I can't stand these people who seem to think­ sitting at a computer makes them some tennis aficionado­ when in reality they don't know jack about tennis.

    From Jason, on Fri 17 Aug 17:46
  4. Ok i respect what you say there, we will leave it at­ that :) lol

    From Mark, on Fri 17 Aug 17:27
  5. @ Mark: Posting an honest opinion that someone has an­ easy draw and therefore no surprise with the result is­ hardly comparitive to attacking every aspect of­ someone's entire character, which is clearly what­ you do. I may be critical (who isn't on here?!)­ but draw the line at targetting the same person over­ and over and getting really personal the way you do,­ which is a bridge too far. I comment about many players­ but you seem to have a witchhunt for Murray.LOL.

    From M, on Fri 17 Aug 17:14
  6. @ M I saw you post a comment after fed djoko wins­ yesterday and you give them no credit at all. You said­ " hardly an acheivement fed beating 19 year old­ and djoko beating an old man" At least I honest­ saying yes I do slate Murray, but you do it at times­ too but you never admit you do lol

    From Mark, on Fri 17 Aug 17:06
  7. @ Mark: I didn't 'trash' Chardy by merely­ calling him a 'pretender.' It just implies­ he's a journeyman - which in all probability - he­ is. It's pretty tame when you compare the list of­ insults you sling at Murray don't you think? And­ you may think it's 'fun' to assasinate­ someone's character - but I don't.

    From M, on Fri 17 Aug 16:56
  8. @ M Roddick is finished at top level and tsonga has no­ chance of winning a slam, Murray does, he has more­ pressure to succeed and with that he tends to fail,­ don't compare A rod and tsonga with Murray. Yes­ it's fun to laugh at Murray as he has no style at­ all, his outfits he wears are laughable, he gets­ annoyed to easily, he's a scot, I'm British but­ I prefer fed and djoko they much more cooler and fun to­ watch. Andy has been slated by a lot of British people­ for a few years, he did himself a lot justice winning­ the olympics but I still not a fan of him at all. He­ really should have a slam by now but too many times he­ chokes when the pressure comes on. Even if del boy­ played Murray in a slam final I would not be sure who­ would win, maybe del boy simply cos he done it unlike­ Andy. And M a bit rich saying I trash Murray when you­ been disrespectful to chardy saying going on del potro­ hammer the pretender eh?

    From Mark, on Fri 17 Aug 16:50
  9. @ Mark: I suppose that makes Roddick and Tsonga­ laughingstocks too then?

    From M, on Fri 17 Aug 16:38
  10. @ Mark: Haven't you got anything other to do than­ trash Murray? I mean, do you actually support ANYONE?­ Otherwise, what is the point man?

    From M, on Fri 17 Aug 16:34
  11. @ Karen: He is a journeyman who got lucky! LOL.

    From M, on Fri 17 Aug 16:33
  12. Laughing stocks don't thrash the best player ever­ to play tennis.

    From Jason, on Fri 17 Aug 16:32
  13. Thats a very polite way of putting it Mark

    From KAREN, on Fri 17 Aug 16:29
  14. M if he does then it makes Murray look more like a­ laughing stock lol :)

    From Mark, on Fri 17 Aug 16:23
  15. Yes he pretended Murray nicely

    From KAREN, on Fri 17 Aug 16:20
  16. Hope Delpo crushes Chardy the pretender!

    From M, on Fri 17 Aug 16:10
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