Australian Open Day 4 Predictions Including Jeremy Chardy vs Dan Evans

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The second round of the 2023 Australian Open sees talented American Ben Shelton taking on Nicolas Jarry, while Frenchman Jeremy Chardy continues his comeback after a long break against Britain’s Dan Evans. We have predictions for every day 4 match in Melbourne and complete tournament coverage.

Ben Shelton vs Nicolas Jarry

Yesh Ginsburg: Ben Shelton came through a thriller in his opening match. He gets a Nicolas Jarry in not great form in the next round. This should be fun. Shelton in 4

Steen Kirby: Ben Shelton has been impressive at the lower levels of men’s tennis thus far in his young career, on the big stages he has an opportunity for a third round showing in Melbourne. Nicolas Jarry was struggling but he’s come through qualifying and is building momentum here after defeating Miomir Kecmanovic. Jarry’s experience seems valuable here, and Shelton comes off a five set battle. Shelton will win a lot of slam matches in his career, but I don’t see this being one of them. Jarry in 4

Shane Black: Ben Shelton overcame heat and rain delays to defeat Zhizhen Zhang in five sets. It was the 20-year-old’s first career Grand Slam victory. Both he and Nicolas Jarry are big servers with powerful forehands to go with it. I believe Shelton’s consistency will allow him to win a tight one. Shelton in 4

Jeremy Chardy vs Dan Evans

Yesh: Chardy is at the end of his career, while Evans looks pretty solid. I’d expect the Brit to move on. Evans in 4

Steen: The veteran pair have split h2h meetings 3-3, Chardy won his first match in over a year with a four set win in the first round. Evans needed four sets in his first round match as well but should be in much smoother form. Chardy is a tricky player to face and he’s good enough to win this match, but Evans is the more reliable player here. Evans in 3

Shane: Veterans Jeremy Chardy and Dan Evans were able to win their first-round matches in four sets. These two are familiar with each other’s game as they are knotted at three in the head-to-head. I think Evans will be able to wear the Frenchman down. Chardy did not play a professional match in 2022 and will lack fitness. Evans in 3

Grigor Dimitrov vs Laslo Djere

Yesh: Dimitrov looks pretty good so far, and he’s more talented than Djere. The Serbian is also very solid, and on clay I might take him in this matchup. Dimitrov in 4

Steen: Djere moved to 4-2 on the season with his opening round win, the 27 year old Serbian has started the year well, while Dimitrov won his opener in straight sets. On this surface, Dimitrov has more upside to his game, Djere will battle, and this could easily go five, but Dimitrov is the player to deliver a clutch performance in this one. Dimitrov in 5

Shane: Grigor Dimitrov came to Melbourne as the No. 27 seed with virtually no pressure. He plays well in that position, shown by his straight-set victory over Aslan Karatsev. He should be able to dictate play against Laslo Djere and have no problem advancing into round three. Dimitrov in 3

Pablo Carreno Busta vs Benjamin Bonzi

Yesh: Carreno Busta looks strong, and he should have the baseline game to deal with Bonzi’s serve. The Spaniard should move on. Carreno Busta in 4

Steen: Bonzi reached the final in India to start the season, a four set win to open his Slam campaign was solid as well. Carreno Busta ranks much higher though and won his opener in straights. The Spaniard isn’t a world beater, but he wins matches like this with regularity, and that’s why he’s in the top 20 with a well rounded baseline game. Carreno Busta in 4

Shane: Benjamin Bonzi has won five of seven matches to start his 2023 season but will get a significant test in No. 14 seed Pablo Carreno Busta. The Spaniard looked clinical in his first-round victory. I believe his consistency will outlast the Frenchman. Carreno Busta in 4

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