David Goffin had already announced it after his victory in the opening round: "Jeremy Chardy is a mentally strong player, as he has already won many tiebreaks this year." A forewarned counts for two, but the sixth-placed Belgian could be defeated in the second round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. 34-year-old Chardy defeated Goffin in two sets and the set scores were not even surprising: 7-6 ( 3), 7-6 (5).
David Goffin (30) was the man in shape after his tournament win last Sunday in Montpellier. The number fourteen in the world also had a lightning start in Rotterdam Ahoy, but the Frenchman Chardy stopped Goffin's winning streak. "A great game," beamed Jeremy Chardy from head to toe. "I knew it was going to be difficult and I needed a perfect game. In my career I had already lost to Goffin a few times. ”
Jeremy Chardy triumphed four times in Rotterdam Ahoy. The French qualifier already won four sets in the main tournament, 7-6. Chardy, who won his only ATP title in Stuttgart in 2009, has to prepare himself for the quarterfinals with Andrey Rublev as opponent. The fourth-placed Russian won two of their three games against each other. "That will be another difficult match, but you have that here in every game. Rublev is currently one of the best players on the circuit. Last year at the US Open I lost to him for the last time and that will be true this time. better. ”
Jeremy Chardy, 64th in the world ranking, is working overtime in Rotterdam, because he has already reached the semi-finals in doubles with his fellow countryman Fabrice Martin.
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