Seeded no.6, Stefanos had a bye in the 1st round. The Greek had to edge an in-form Mikhail Kukushkin in the 2nd round 6-3 7-5 after a battle that lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes. After a good 1st set, when Tsitsipas was “perfect,” the Greek wasn’t as that sharp in the second set when he squandered a 1-break-up lead on 2 occasions when he was leading 3-1 and 4-3. Eventually, the world no.8 conquered the decisive break in the 11th game before winning the match.
Why this match will be interesting
Stefanos and Daniil are not in fantastic terms after their spat following their 1st round in Miami last year.
Head to Head Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Daniil Medvedev
This will be the 4th time that Stefanos and Daniil face each other. The head to head is 3-0 for the Russian.