Mary Pierce’s countryman, Jeremy Chardy, will play against Marton Fucsovics of Hungary in the opening round of the Metz Open tomorrow.

Chardy has been given the 7th seed in this tournament and he is entering this match as the top favourite as his opponent is way below in the world rankings than him. The 26 years old Frenchman is playing on his home soil, so, that will help him too.

As far as Chardy’s recent form is concerned, he has struggled big time after the Wimbledon Championships. He has taken part in quite a few tournaments off late, but, has failed in making his mark in either of them.  In the recently played US Open, he got knocked out from the second round.

Chardy may be lacking rhythm at this point of time, but, one thing is for sure that if it’s his day and he gets going, he can defeat even the finest of players on the tour. The fans would not have forgotten the upset that he had pulled off in the Australian Open at the start of this year by defeating the Argentinean no. 1 Juan Martin Del Potro.

Chardy believes in playing aggressive tennis and he can be terrible at times, but, in form, he can just take his opponent apart.

On the other hand, Chardy’s opponent Fucsovics is just 21 years of age at the moment and he hasn’t done anything extraordinary at this level. Yes, he played some good tennis in the qualifiers and made it to the main draw, but, now, facing Chardy who is 200 positions higher in the world rankings will be a real challenge for him.

This is the first time that these two players are going to take on each other.