Andy Murray
Andy Murray came through in straight sets over Mikhail Kukushkin in the second round of the Rome Masters 2016Getty

Andy Murray takes on Jeremy Chardy in the men's singles third round clash of the Rome Masters on Thursday (12 May).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 2.30pm BST. Live coverage in the UK is on Sky Sports Interactive. Click here for the live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

Andy Murray came through in a convincing fashion as he began his Rome Masters campaign with a win over Mikhail Kukushkin in the second round as he continues his preparation for the upcoming French Open. The Briton dropped one ranking place after he failed to defend his Madrid Open title but is still seeded number two at the tournament. It could hamper him when the draws for the second Grand Slam of the year are made later this week.

The world number three is also coming off a fresh break up after splitting with his coach Amelie Mauresmo. Murray has indicated that he will not make an appointment before the French Open, which could see assistant coach Jamie Delgado taking over until a new head coach is appointed.

Jeremy Chardy has achieved his best run in a Master Series event thus far this season but will face an uphill task to overcome the in-form Murray. The Frenchman is having a less than impressive season and is yet to add to his single ATP title thus far on tour.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Andy Murray to win: 1/10
  • Jeremy Chardy to win: 5

Head-To-Head

The duo have faced each other eight times in ATP tennis history with Murray winning on seven occasions. The last time they met was in the Round of 16 of last year's French Open which Murray won in four sets.

Rome Masters history

Murray and Chardy faced each other at the 2015 Rome Masters with the Briton coming out on top in straight sets in the Round of 32.