Chardy was rather good for a set or so, then started doublefaulting and making too many errors. Really was playing a bit above himself though, some huge hits needed to get through Gil's defence on a court like this.
Fred served and returned a lot better the final two sets. Really grinded hard and made Chardy hit a lot of good shots to win points and Jeremy ultimately made too many errors in trying to do so.
An improvement in form from Chardy compared to previous matches but his confidence is lacking. Fred has been struggling almost as much as Chardy and a win like this hopefully gets him on the right track.
Revenge! After losing to Chardy in 3 straight Grand Slam first round matches (still incredible that they drew each other three straight times), it looked like much of the same in the first set. However, Gil believed in himself enough to reverse history this time around.