Miami Open Day 5: Coric to Prevail Against Chardy

João Mourato

Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:22 PM UTC

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 9:22 PM UTC

Join our tennis expert for his betting analysis of the Miami Open with Borna Coric and Jeremy Chardy fighting for a place in the fourth round of the second Masters 1000 event of the year.

<h2>Borna Coric (11) vs. Jeremy Chardy</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Coric - Chardy Betting Odds"><strong>Sunday, March 24, Miami</strong></a></p><p>Former junior world No.1 Borna Coric got off to a winning start at the Miami Open on Friday with a 7-6(7), 0-6, 6-2 win over Roberto Carballes Baena in two hours and 32 minutes. Even though it was not his cleanest performance, the No.11 seed proved too strong in the end for the Spaniard. Known as one of the greatest defenders on the ATP Tour, Coric enjoys the slow court conditions in Miami. The 22-year-old Croatian made it to the quarter-finals last year and is hoping for another good run in Florida.</p><p>Coric will next take on Jeremy Chardy for a place in the fourth round of the Miami Open. The 32-year-old Frenchman arrived at the Hard Rock Stadium on a five-match losing streak but seems to have rediscovered his best tennis. Chardy opened his Miami Open campaign with a three-set victory against Nicolas Jarry and continued his fine form with a 6-4, 6-2 win over fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon in just 73 minutes. Nevertheless, Chardy has only made it past the third round in one of his previous ten appearances on this event.</p><p>Coric and Chardy have split their previous four official encounters on the ATP Tour but the Croatian won their most recent encounter with a 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 win against Jeremy in the Davis Cup final last year.</p><p>Looking now at the odds for this contest, Coric is the favourite <a href=";a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">at 31/50 (1.62) with Pinnacle</a> while <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Bet365 &amp; Start Playing Today!">Bet365 offers 3/2 (2.50)</a> for Chardy to win this match. Despite Jeremy’s undeniable quality, it won’t be easy for the Frenchman to overcome such a tough opponent as Coric on these slow courts in Miami. Adding to this, Borna will exploit his opponent’s weak backhand with his two-handed backhand, the most reliable stroke in the Croatian’s game. Having said that, our suggestion is to add Coric’s moneyline to your <a href="" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a> as the best value bet for this match.</p>
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