Ranked no.8, the Greek is looking forward to having a deep run on clay after his successful campaigns on hard courts. The Greek has always stated that he loves playing on clay that is the surface where he was born. Stefanos’ best result on the dirt so far was when he reached the final in Barcelona last year before losing to Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-1.
Ranked no.42, Mikhail is definitely not a clay court player as he prefers to play on indoor hard courts. However, in Monte Carlo, he managed to win a good first round against Jeremy Chardy (6-3 6-4).
Head to head Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Mikhail Kukushkin
This will be the 4th time that Stefanos and Mikhail play each other. The head to head is 3-0 for the Greek that has recently defeated Kukushkin in the final in Marseille.
According to bet365, Tsitsipas is the favorite to win the match. See quotes and live streaming (only selected countries - USA excluded, but coming soon)