Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios both advanced Tuesday in Halle to set up their fourth ATP Head2Head meeting in the second round of the the Terra Wortmann Open.
Second seed Tsitsipas was a 7-6(1), 1-6, 6-3 winner over France’s Benjamin Bonzi, with his match immediately following wild card Kyrgios’ 6-3, 7-5 win over Germany’s Daniel Altmaier in OWL Arena.
“I can say playing him on grass for sure is going to be quite difficult,” Tsitsipas said of Kyrgios, against whom he holds a 1-2 record with one hard-court match in each of the past three years. “I’m just going to go out there and enjoy myself. Let’s see what that brings.
“He’s fired up playing on the grass-court season. I’m fired up too. I really hope to have a great match against him and be able to really sustain the level at its very highest.”