We can expect plenty of drama on the court in Monaco today as the tennis tournament moves into the quarter-finals stage. Spectators will be treated to a veritable showdown between the stars of tennis and thrilling games on the court.
Last year’s winner of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece will clash with the Argentinean Diego Schwartzman.
Joining these two highly ranked tennis players, the public will have a series of quarter-finals to determine the 2022 title winners.
The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters has reached the quarter-finals. Four of the top 10 tennis players are among the contenders to win the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2022.
Alexander Zverev and the public’s favourite Jannick Sinner open Friday’s series. For the athletes, this ATP Head2Head match will be the third of their careers.
After falling behind by one set and with a time out taken by the athlete, Sinner changed the course of the match against Rublev and eventually secured a confident victory. After facing a strong opponent, he can expect a confident performance from Zverev, who defeated Pablo Carreno-Busta to reach the quarter-finals.
However, despite winning five ATP Masters 1000 titles, Zverev has only once gone beyond the last 16 in five previous appearances in Monte Carlo, reaching the semi-finals in 2018.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman
The title-holder Tsitsipas has been in fine form on court with a pair of straight-sets victories over Fabio Fognini and Laszlo Djere this week, allowing him to win 13 straight sets. Schwartzman reached the quarter-finals thanks to victories over Karen Khachanov, Lorenzo Musetti and Marton Fuscovics.
Both tennis players are experienced in the latter stages of the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, Tsitsipas playing in his 13th quarter-final, while Schwartzman is in his 7th. Schwartzman has repeated his best result last achieved in Monte Carlo 2017, reaching the last eight.
Taylor Fritz versus Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina
Taylor Fritz is playing in his fourth quarter-final in the last five ATP Masters 1000 tournaments. His opponent on court today will be the experienced athlete who defeated Novak Djokovic in the second round. After a pair of three-set victories to open his Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, the No.10 ranked player beat Sebastian Korda, 7-6(4), 7-5 in the last 16 matchup.
Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina has lost just one set to Djokovic during the week, and defeated David Goffin 6-4, 6-1.
The quarter-final opponents have only met once on court during the 2019 ATP tour, where Davidovich-Fokina beat his opponent in straight sets. Fritz took the lead over the Spaniard in qualifying at the 2018 Mutua Madrid Open.
Hubert Hurkacz vs Grigor Dimitrov
This ATP Head2Head pairing has had just one meeting in the BNP Paribas Open 2021 in which Dimitrov defeated him. Hubert Hurkacz, the Miami 2021 champion, takes part in his first ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final. The experienced Dimitrov is competing in his fourth quarter-final at the Monte Carlo tournament and his best result in Monaco was in the 2018 semi-finals.
Both athletes lost just one set on their way to the quarter-finals. Hurkacz defeated 2017 Monte Carlo finalist Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Dimitrov took on 15th-ranked Nikoloz Basilashvili and fourth-ranked Casper Ruud.
The doubles tournament at the court Des Princes opens with the duo of Rajeev Rami and Joe Salisbury against Tim Puetz and Michael Venus, followed by the second ranked pair Croatian Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic, and Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.
Salisbury overtook Pavic to top the ATP doubles rankings after the Miami Open, where he reached the quarter-finals with Rami.