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France's Jeremy Chardy overcomes spirited Daniel Cox

Jeremy Chardy during his First round match on Court 18
by Kate Mason
Monday 23 June 2014

Britain's Daniel Cox responded to strong support from the crowd before eventual defeat to the world No.42 Jeremy Chardy.

Cox may be ranked outside the world's top 200 today, but he showed huge potential despite losing three sets to one 6-2, 7-6(3), 6-7(6), 6-3. 

An error-filled first set opened with 23-year-old Cox losing his first service game to 15. Chardy’s powerful snapped forehands and precise serves proved too much for the younger man. But as he got used to Court 18, Cox began to establish himself.

Taking Chardy to a tie-break in the second set, Cox’s opening serve again let him down. He struggled to recover from the first point mini-break and – like his compatriot James Ward on No.3 Court – went two sets to love down.

But he was gaining confidence all the time. When Cox forced another tie-break in the third, it was Chardy who lost focus. The British supporters in the crowd grew increasingly vocal (“Be tough Dan, be tough!”) and he finally clinched the fourth set point 8-6.

Chardy broke twice to go 3-0 up in the fourth, both men exchanging breaks. The seventh break of the set was Chardy’s, when Cox served at 3-5 down to stay in the match. Cox wailed as he blasted his forehand long to celebration from the Frenchman's supporters.

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