Just how we drew it up yesterday with our hitter, huh? Fabio Fognini was up a set, serving for 5-1, and then — bam! — “bad” Fabio (licorice Fabio) opened the door for a pretty ridiculous comeback by Jeremy Chardy. I mean, I’ve seen some matches in my time … but a set and double break deficit is not one you’ll see Chardy recover from too often.
And, while Fabiolo undoubtedly dropped his level (at least somewhat there in the second set), let’s not take too much away from the Frenchman. Chardy’s forehand was utterly menacing from the middle of the second set on, as he thrashed any short balls into oblivion. Make no mistake: He he won this match more than Fognini lost it. Either way, our tickets cash at +178, and we look to pick some more of our own tennis winners on Selection Sunday.
Without any further ado, let’s dive into the card, focusing on a match that starts around 8 p.m. ET.