Seeded no.1, Stefanos had a good start in Sydney after he dismissed 6-3 6-4 the world n.80 Guido Andreozzi in the second round (the Greek had a bye in the 1st Round). Tsitspas stated that he wants to have a “dynamic” start of the year to set up the tone of the season. Winning Sydney would be great.
Ranked no.37, Andreas got to the quarters in Sydney after beating Jeremy Chardy 7-5 2-6 6-4 and Martin Klizan 7-6 (2) 6-2.
Stefanos and Andreas have never played each other so far. The favorite is the Greek.