Two of the eight quarter-finalists have already won the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament once. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Stan Wawrinka have a do-over in Rotterdam Ahoy, but it won’t be easy.
The Frenchman Tsonga (33) plays in the third match against the Russian Daniil Medvedev. Both players are very fit, because they both won a ATP-tournament last Sunday. Medvedev was the strongest in Sofia, while Tsonga won in front of his own audience in Montpellier. The mutual score is 1-1. Medvedev defeated Tsonga last month in Australia, Brisbane.
The Friday begins at 11 a.m. with a double play of the Dutchman Robin Haase and Matwé Middelkoop against Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury. From 12:30 p.m., the duo Gäel monfils-Damir Dzumhur is on the progam. Monfils, Rotterdam Ahoy 2016 finalist, has won last month at Australian open in three sets their only mutual duel.
Denis Shapovalov and Stan Wawrinka have also played just once against each other in their whole career with Shapovalov as winner in Tokio last year. It is going to be a clash between generations. Threefold Grand Slam winner is going to try to stop the Canadian super talent.
The Friday is being closed with the quarterfinals between the as first seed Japanese Kei Nishikori and the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics. The 29-year-old Nishikori and Fucsovics have not played against each other yet at the ATP World Tour.
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