In order to defend the title he won last year, Stefanos Tsitsipas is thrown into the battle of Open 13, which is being held in Marseille, France.
The Greek champion starting at No. 2 on the board will be called up to face the Swedish Mikael Ymer, who made the mini surprise by excluding Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the first round. This is the first time the two will face each other and of course Tsitsipas is the undisputed favorite.
The game is expected to start around 20:30 Greek time.
Check out the video below with the best highlights from last year’s final where Tsitsipas crowned champion against Mikhail Kukushkin.
Cover Photo: AP Photo / Claude Paris