Christian Garin vs. Jeremy Chardy
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 10, 2019, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
River Oaks Country Club
The Line: Garin -107 / Chardy -107 -- Over/Under:
Christian Garin and Jeremy Chardy meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships.
Christian Garin is coming off a three sets win over Pablo Cuevas that took 28 games to decide. In the victory, Garin won 73 percent of her first serve points and 53 percent of her second serve points. Garin won 65 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his nine break points. Garin showed great fight after dropping the first set and will give himself a great chance to continue marching on if he continue to get his first serve in play. Garin has spent a ton of time playing at the challenger level and ITF, so any success he can have on the main tour should do wonders for his confidence moving forward. Garin has won five of his last six matches on clay court.
Jeremy Chardy will play his first match since a third round exit in the Miami Open, as he was broken four times and struggled with his return the last time we saw him. Chardy hasn’t had the best start to the season, as he’s lost six of his last eight matches when you include a challenger match in Phoenix to David Giron. Chardy has been getting very little on the second serve and hasn’t been able to capitalize on the break points to get him over the hump in matches. Chardy needs to find success in this tournament to regain that spark he hasn’t had since the summer of last year. Chardy has lost four of his last six matches on clay court.
These two have played three times and Chardy has won all three matches, including the most recent meeting in 2017 challenger play. All three matches took place on clay and two of the three matches needed three sets to be decided.
Garin has had a ton of success on clay recently, regardless of what you think about the competition he’s played, and he’s been competitive against Chardy in their three meetings. Chardy hasn’t done much lately outside of two wins in Miami and his second serve has been food lately. This is a match Garin is capable of winning if Chardy continues to play the way he has played this year.
I’ll take a shot with Garin, as I don't have the confidence to pick Chardy in any shape or form.