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Chardy lies in wait for Murray

Frenchman Jeremy Chardy could face Andy Murray in his first grand slam quarter-final after seeing off Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open.

Chardy dropped the first set to the 21st-seeded Italian but hit back to win 5-7 6-3 6-2 6-2.

Seppi claimed the opener after breaking for a 6-5 lead but was then pushed around by Chardy with his big serve allowing his opponent few chances to plot a route back into the contest.

Murray plays Chardy's compatriot Gilles Simon in the fourth round later on Monday. He has a 4-1 record against Chardy but the defeat came in their last match, at the Cincinnati Masters last year.