Andy Murray defeated local favourite Jeremy Chardy at the Paris Masters on Wednesday after a routine 6-2 6-4 victory. Murray, who had won all three of their previous encounters, broke Chardy's serve twice in the first set to take it 6-2 before scoring a solitary break at 2-2 in the second courtesy of a double fault from Chardy.
Murray will take the courts again today with doubles partner and best friend Ross Hutchins in the when they take on the 8th seeded Austrian pairing of Oliver Marach and Alexander Peya for a place in the Quarter Finals of the doubles.
In the next round of the singles Murray will meet American Andy Roddick. Their last meeting was at Queen's earlier this year and saw Murray produce a dominant display to beat Roddick 6-3 6-1. Overall, Murray leads their head-to-head 7-3 (5-2 on hard courts).