Chardy’s hot streak continues

Melbourne – France's Jeremy Chardy reached the first Grand Slam quarter-final of his career with a straight-sets defeat of Italian Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open on Monday.

The world No 36 recovered from a slow start to beat Seppi 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 and book a berth against either fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon or US Open champion Andy Murray, who were playing later on Monday.

France's Jeremy Chardy celebrates during his men's singles match against Andreas Seppi of Italy. Credit: REUTERS

Chardy's previous best performance at a major was his fourth-round appearance at the French Open in 2008, when he lost to Spaniard Nicolas Almagro. – Sapa-AFP

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