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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.


Mary Pierce’s countryman, Jeremy Chardy, will take on the local lad Milos Raonic in the first round of the Rogers Cup.

This will be the second meeting between these two players. The only match played between them so far was won by Raonic.

Raonic’s recent form has been good. The Canadian player hadn’t made a great start to the season and had moved down to no. 18 in the world rankings.

But, in the last 2-3 months, he has put up some good performances and is currently ranked 13th in the world.

Raonic is a big serving player and he hits quite a few aces. In fact, he is at no. 4 in the list of leading ace hitters this year. So, he is quite good in that part of his game, but, he struggles in other areas especially when it comes to playing backhand shots. If he has to do well consistently against the top players in the world, he will have to work hard on those areas.

There are massive expectations with Raonic in this tournament which might pressurize him a little bit. Playing in front of jam packed home crowd isn’t always easy especially for a young player.

Chardy on the other hand hasn’t had an impressive season at all. There is no doubt that he has got a lot of potential, but, he hasn’t lived up to it so far in his career. His current world ranking is 27.

Chardy has played 32 matches this season till now out of which he has won 16 and has lost 16. In his last 3 matches, he has ended up on the losing side.

However, both these players are hugely talented and on their day, they can be quite hard to beat. It’s expected to be a cracker of a contest. On the basis of current form, Raonic might be considered as the favourite.