World No. 2 Andy Murray will clash against Swiss No. 2 seed Stanislas Wawrinka in the 2013 Monte Carlo Masters fourth round on Thursday 18th April at 10:00 GMT, being played here on outdoor clay courts in Monte Carlo.
2012 US Open champion Murray has overcome against Edouard Roger-vasselin of France in straight sets with a 6-1, 6-4 score line in opening round Monte Carlo Masters. Murray will have to fight hard against Wawrinka in fourth round on Thursday; if Scot loses this match he might lose his No. 2 place in the ATP Rankings.
Britain top seed Murray has clinched Sony Ericson Open last month beating World No. 4 David Ferrer in three sets with a 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 score line. Stanislas Wawrinka has outlasted Denis Istomin in two sets with a 6-3, 7-5, while defeated Albert Montanes in second round with a 6-1, 6-1. Swiss star has been playing consistent tennis from the beginning of the 2013 season.
Both the players are meeting for the 13th time in their tennis career, where Murray leads with a 8-4 win loss head-to-head record against Wawrinka. The pair last meet at the 2012 Tokyo Open quarter final and Murray clinches victory in three sets with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. As per the predications, Murray is considered as hot favorite to clinch victory in straight sets and advances into the Monte Carlo Masters quarter finals on Thursday, being played here on outdoor clay courts in Monte Carlo.