#NextGenATP Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas’ breakout season just keeps getting better. The 20-year-old, who last week became the first Greek to lift an ATP World Tour Trophy, advanced to his 10th tour-level quarter-final of the year on Thursday thanks to a 6-3, 6-1 victory against German Peter Gojowczyk at the Swiss Indoors Basel.
The World No. 16, who was 95th in the ATP Rankings at this point last year, now has 41 match wins this season. Tsitsipas began 2018 with just four tour-level match wins to his name, with each of those four coming last October. He struck 10 aces and saved the two break points he faced to oust Gojowczyk in just 61 minutes.
Tsitsipas will next meet another player on the ascent in Daniil Medvedev, who dismissed Italian veteran Andreas Seppi 7-6(5), 6-2. The Russian won his first three ATP World Tour titles this season (Sydney, Winston-Salem, Tokyo), and he cracked the Top 20 for the first time this week.
Medvedev has won both of the pair’s previous FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings, which came earlier this year. The Russian defeated his Greek counterpart on the hard courts in Miami and at the US Open.