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Chardy through to Brisbane semi-finals

France's Jeremy Chardy is through to the Brisbane International semi-finals after downing Japanese qualifier Yasutaka Uchiyama in three sets.

Chardy through to Brisbane semi-finals

France's Jeremy Chardy is through to the Brisbane International semi-finals after downing Japanese qualifier Yasutaka Uchiyama in three sets.

JEREMY CHARDY of France celebrates after winning the first set in his match against Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan during day five of the 2019 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.
JEREMY CHARDY of France celebrates after winning the first set in his match against Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan during day five of the 2019 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia. Picture:Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

A day after pulling off a boilover, unseeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy almost fell victim to one himself before digging deep to become the first man into the Brisbane International semi-finals.

World No.40 Chardy was the overwhelming favourite in his quarter-final with unheralded Japanese qualifier Yasutaka Uchiyama after abruptly ending eighth-seeded Australian Nick Kyrgios' title defence.


But world No.180 Uchiyama proved to be no pushover, testing the 31-year-old until the end before Chardy triumphed 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7-4) in a clash lasting more than two hours.

And there's no respite in sight for former Australian Open quarter-finalist Chardy.

He will play the winner of the quarter-final clash between second seed and ex-US Open finalist Kei Nishikori of Japan and former Brisbane champion Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.

Chardy reached his second Brisbane semi-final and first since 2014, ending Uchiyama's giant-killing run.

After fighting his way through qualifying, Uchiyama, 26, upset third-seeded Briton - world No.14 Kyle Edmund - in straight sets in the second round.

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