Tsitsipas against Fritz for... the "13th"
The Greek champion who won the tournament in 2021 and 2022 with a 93-minute 6-3, 6-4 victory over Nicolas Tzarri made it 12 straight matches in Monte Carlo, dropping just one set.
Stefanos Tsitsipas also holds a 3-0 lead in head-to-head meetings with his American opponent, but Fritz is certainly not the type of player to get discouraged by whoever is in front of him at the net.
The American is one of the toughest competitors and will also be high on confidence from wins against former world No.3 Stan Wawrinka and fast-rising Czech Jiri Lechetska in Monaco.
However, should the two reach the tiebreak, Fritz is 13-2 this season to Stefanos Tsitsipas' 7-7.
Whoever prevails will face the winner of the duel between Andrei Rublev and Jan Leonard Struff, while on the other side of the table, one pair of the quarter-finals is the Italian duo of Musetti and Sinner, and the other Daniil Medvedev and Holger Ruhner.