Australian Open 2013: Jeremy Chardy beat Andreas Seppi 5-7 6-3 6-2 6-2

Chardy fights back from a set down to see off Seppi and make his first quarter-final

By
Jon Fisher, Press Association

PUBLISHED:

05:42 GMT, 21 January 2013

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UPDATED:

05:42 GMT, 21 January 2013

Frenchman Jeremy Chardy made it through to his first grand slam quarter-final – and a possible crack at Andy Murray – after seeing off Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open.

Chardy dropped the first set to the 21st-seeded Italian but hit back to win 5-7 6-3 6-2 6-2.

Marching on: Jeremy Chardy celebrates beating Italian Andreas Seppi

Marching on: Jeremy Chardy celebrates beating Italian Andreas Seppi

Over and out: Seppi reacts to going out despite taking the first set

Over and out: Seppi reacts to going out despite taking the first set

Seppi claimed the opener after breaking for a 6-5 lead but was then pushed around by Chardy with his big serve allowing his opponent few chances to plot a route back into the contest.

Murray plays Chardy's compatriot Gilles Simon in the fourth round later today. He has a 4-1 record against Chardy but the defeat came in their last match, at the Cincinnati Masters last year.

In control: Chardy fought back from a set down to make the quarter finals

In control: Chardy fought back from a set down to make the quarter finals

Showboating: Seppi plays a shot through his legs

Showboating: Seppi plays a shot through his legs