Chardy lies in wait for Murray

The Bolton News: Jeremy Chardy celebrates after winning his fourth round match at the Australian Open (AP/Rob Griffith) Jeremy Chardy celebrates after winning his fourth round match at the Australian Open (AP/Rob Griffith)

Frenchman Jeremy Chardy has made it through to his first grand slam quarter-final where he will face 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.

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 has a 4-1 record against Chardy but the defeat came in their last match, at the Cincinnati Masters last year.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is also through after defeating Richard Gasquet in an all-French battle.

Gasquet hit back from losing the opening set but was powerless to prevent Tsonga from running away with it by breaking early in the third and fourth.

After completing a 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-2 win, the seventh seed said: "I am just very happy to go through.

"Richard is a very good friend and I have known him since I was 10. It's never easy to play against a friend."

Tsonga will meet the winner of the later clash between Roger Federer and Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals.

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