Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Australian Open Day 10: Chardy

Curtain Call

Player: Jeremy Chardy
Age: 25
Nation: France
Current Ranking: 36
Notable Conquests: Juan Martin del Potro (6th seed, Argentina), Andreas Seppi (21st, Italy) and Marcel Granollers (30th, Spain)
Today's Result: lost to Andy Murray (3rd, UK) in straight sets
Photo via Greg in Hollywood

By reaching the quarterfinals, Chardy achieved his career-best result at a Major.  He won the boys title at Wimbledon in 2005.  His career-high ranking is #25, though given that he's improved on a mere first round performance from last year, that should change soon.

Golden Squid Report

Juan Sebastian Cabal (Golden Squid since 1/21/2012) - The Colombian doubles specialist Cabal teamed with his usual partner, countryman Robert Farah.  The two had a great tournament, reaching the Aussie quarterfinals for the first time.  They lost to the Italian team of Simon Bolelli/Fabio Fognini in three sets.

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