Andy Murray and Juan Ignacio Chela are set to meet for the 8th time in their careers at this years French Open.
Murray currently holds a 6-1 winning record over the Argentine and his only loss was their first ever meeting at the 2006 Australian Open.
This will not be the first time the pair meet at Roland Garros either, the have played each other in the French Open twice in the past 3 years and Murray has won comfortably both times albeit dropping one set on a tie break last year. That set he dropped last year was the only set Chela has won against Murray since their first match.
|Murray vs Chela Previous Matches|
|May 2011||French Open||Q||Clay||Murray||7-6(2), 7-5, 6-2|
|May 2010||French Open||R64||Clay||Murray||6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2|
|May 2010||Masters 1000 Madrid||R32||Clay||Murray||6-3, 6-3|
|May 2009||French Open||R128||Clay||Murray||6-2, 6-2, 6-1|
|Oct 2007||ATP Masters Madrid||R32||Hard||Murray||6-1, 6-3|
|Jan 2007||Australian Open||R32||Hard||Murray||6-3, 6-2, 6-4|
|Oct 2006||ATP Masters Paris||R32||Carpet||Murray||7-5, 6-0|
|Jan 2006||Australian Open||R128||Hard||Chela||1-6, 3-6, 3-6|
Chela is 7 years the senior of Andy Murray and his approaching the end of his career. He is currently ranked 34th in the world, though has been has high as 15, that was back in 2004. The last time he was in the top 20 was in 2008. His best Grand Slam result is the quarter finals, he reached that stage at the US Open in 2007 and Roland Garros in 2004. He lost to Britain’s Tim Henman in that French Open Quarter final.