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After his dream of the quarterfinal at the home tournament had burst despite great fight, there was tennis player Jan-Lennard Struff frustrated and sad. "In the end, the defeat hurts a lot," said the German number two after the knockout round in Halle against the number three seeded Russian Karen Khachanov: "It was a very good match, with the performance and the attitude today I am very Satisfied, but of course, the disappointment outweighs of course. "
Last German in the tournament is currently the world ranked fifth Alexander Zverev. Whether this will be his first knockout round on Thursday against American Steve Johnson, but because of his knee problems but still not clear. On a start in doubles with his brother Mischa Zverev renounced.
ATP tournament in Halle: Struff after Aus proud but sad
After 1:43 hours, the 29-year-old from Warstein had lost 3: 6, 6: 3, 4: 6. In the previous round, the number 35 in the world ranking against Laslo Djere of Serbia had won a single at the grass tournament in Westphalia after seven futile attempts.
Struff had big problems especially with the punchy serves of the world ranking ninth. While he himself only brought about half of all first serves in the field, the rate of the Russians was almost 80 percent. The first break chance he granted the German only in the second set, Struff promptly used them to 4: 2. In the final round, no one gave his serve - except for Struff at the score of 4: 5.
Nevertheless, looking forward to the tournament in Wimbledon, Struff was pleased with his good start to the turf season. It was "almost never" was: "Sometimes I came to Wimbledon and have not won a match .. There were years, because I have not won a match on grass, so I'm very happy."