Jan-Lennard Struff

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Jan-Lennard Struff
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Struff at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Germany
Born (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 30)
Warstein, Germany
Height1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$6,105,989
Official websitejanlennardstruff.com
Singles
Career record136–157 (46.4% in ATP Tour events)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 29 (31 August 2020)
Current rankingNo. 32 (12 October 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2018)
French Open4R (2019)
Wimbledon3R (2018, 2019)
US Open3R (2018, 2020)
Doubles
Career record78–83 (48.4% in ATP Tour events)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 21 (22 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 47 (12 October 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2018)
French Open2R (2017)
WimbledonQF (2018)
US Open2R (2014)
Team competitions
Davis CupQF (2018, 2019)
Last updated on: 12 October 2020.

Jan-Lennard Struff (German pronunciation: [ʃtʁʊf]; born 25 April 1990) is a German professional tennis player. He reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 29 in August 2020. In doubles, he achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 21 in October 2018.

Tennis career[edit]

2014[edit]

Struff advanced to his first semifinals on the ATP Tour in Marseille, Munich and Metz. He entered the top 100 in the ATP rankings for the first time in his career.[1]

2015[edit]

Struff made his Davis Cup debut for Germany against France in the first round. He lost the first rubber to Gilles Simon with 8–10 in the fifth set, and his team lost the tie with 2–3.[1]

2016[edit]

Struff reached the third round of the Paris Masters after beating world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka.[1]

2017[edit]

Struff reached the semifinals of both Winston-Salem and St. Petersburg.[1]

2018[edit]

Struff got to the semifinals in the Australian Open men's doubles in partnership with Ben McLachlan, including a win over the No. 1 seeds Łukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo.[2]

In Tokyo, Struff defeated Marin Čilić and had a match point in the second set of his quarterfinal encounter against Denis Shapovalov. At the same tournament, he won the first title of his career in doubles, partnering again with McLachlan.[3]

2019[edit]

Struff upset compatriot and at that time world No. 3 Alexander Zverev at the Indian Wells Masters in the third round.[4]

He had his best Grand Slam result by reaching the fourth round of the French Open, where he lost to top seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets.[5]

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles[edit]

Current through the 2020 Cologne Championship.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A Q3 1R 1R Q2 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 6 1–6 14%
French Open A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 4R 2R 0 / 8 6–8 43%
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 3R NH 0 / 7 5–7 42%
US Open A A Q1 A 1R 2R Q2 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 0 / 7 6–7 46%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–4 0–3 0–3 0–4 6–4 6–4 3–3 0 / 28 18–28 39%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not held A Not held 1R Not held P 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Davis Cup A A A A A A 1R PO PO QF QF QR 0 / 3 7–5 58%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A 1R A 2R 1R 4R NH 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Miami Open A A A A Q2 Q2 2R A 3R 1R 1R NH 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A Q1 1R 1R 3R 3R 2R NH 0 / 5 5–5 50%
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A A 2R 2R NH 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Italian Open A A A A A A A A 2R A 3R 1R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A A A 2R NH 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A A A 3R QF 0 / 2 5–2 71%
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A A A 3R A 1R NH 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Paris Masters A A A A A Q1 Q2 3R 1R Q1 3R 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–2 8–6 3–4 12–9 3–2 0 / 26 29–26 53%
Career statistics
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Career
Tournaments 0 0 0 0 9 17 18 18 28 24 27 11 152
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Hard Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 9–8 5–9 7–9 16–15 13–14 18–19 13–9 0 / 81 82–86 49%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–4 5–6 0–7 5–6 11–11 8–8 11–7 1–3 0 / 51 43–52 45%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–3 1–3 1–3 2–3 6–3 0–0 0 / 20 12–20 38%
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–9 15–17 5–19 13–18 28–29 23–25 35–29 14–12 0 / 152 137–158 46%
Win % 31% 47% 21% 42% 49% 48% 55% 54% 46%
Year-end ranking 702 359 239 168 107 59 107 63 53 57 35

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R A 1R SF 1R QF 0 / 5 7–5 58%
French Open A A A 1R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Wimbledon A A 2R A 2R 1R QF 1R NH 0 / 5 5–5 50%
US Open A A 2R A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–4 7–4 0–4 3–3 0 / 20 14–20 41%
National representation
Davis Cup A A A 1R PO PO QF QF QR 0 / 3 4–0 100%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A 2R NH 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Miami Open A A A A A A SF A NH 0 / 1 3–1 75%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Madrid Open A A A A A A QF 1R NH 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Italian Open A A A A A A A 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Canadian Open A A A A A A A 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A 2R 1R NH 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Paris Masters A A A A A A 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 6–4 2–7 1–2 0 / 13 9–13 41%
Career statistics
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Career
Tournaments 1 1 7 10 5 13 22 21 7 87
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 2 2 / 3 0 / 1 3 / 6
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 4–7 4–10 4–5 3–12 34–21 20–19 9–7 78–83
Win % 0% 0% 36% 29% 44% 20% 62% 51% 56% 48%
Year-end ranking 404 450 169 162 182 190 22 56

ATP Tour finals[edit]

Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–2)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2018 Sydney International, Australia 250 Series Hard Serbia Viktor Troicki Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
3–6, 4–6
Win 1–1 Oct 2018 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard (i) Japan Ben McLachlan South Africa Raven Klaasen
New Zealand Michael Venus
6–4, 7–5
Win 2–1 Jan 2019 Auckland Open, New Zealand 250 Series Hard Japan Ben McLachlan South Africa Raven Klaasen
New Zealand Michael Venus
6–3, 6–4
Loss 2–2 Mar 2019 Dubai Championships, UAE 500 Series Hard Japan Ben McLachlan United States Rajeev Ram
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Win 3–2 Sep 2019 Moselle Open, France 250 Series Hard (i) Sweden Robert Lindstedt France Nicolas Mahut
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
2–6, 7–6(7–1), [10–4]
Loss 3–3 Feb 2020 Rotterdam Open, Netherlands 500 Series Hard (i) Finland Henri Kontinen France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [7–10]

ATP Challenger finals[edit]

Singles: 18 (5–13)[edit]

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2011 Fürth, Germany Clay Portugal João Sousa 2–6, 6–0, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Sep 2011 Alphen, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Igor Sijsling 6–7(2–7), 3–6
Loss 0–3 Sep 2012 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Daniel Gimeno-Traver 4–6, 2–6
Loss 0–4 Nov 2012 Loughborough, Great Britain Hard (i) Russia Evgeny Donskoy 2–6, 6–4, 1–6
Loss 0–5 Jan 2013 Heilbronn, Germany Hard (i) Germany Michael Berrer 5–7, 3–6
Loss 0–6 Feb 2013 Bergamo, Italy Hard (i) Poland Michał Przysiężny 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(5–7)
Loss 0–7 Sep 2013 Geneva, Switzerland Hard Tunisia Malek Jaziri 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–8 Feb 2014 Bergamo, Italy Hard (i) Italy Simone Bolelli 6–7(6–8), 6–4
Win 1–8 May 2014 Heilbronn, Germany Clay Hungary Márton Fucsovics 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 1–9 Sep 2014 Szczecin, Poland Clay Germany Dustin Brown 4–6, 3–6
Win 2–9 Sep 2015 Szczecin, Poland Clay Ukraine Artem Smirnov 6–4, 6–3
Win 3–9 Oct 2015 Orléans, France Hard (i) Poland Jerzy Janowicz 5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 3–10 May 2016 Heilbronn, Germany Clay Georgia (country) Nikoloz Basilashvili 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 3–11 Jun 2016 Fürth, Germany Clay Moldova Radu Albot 3–6, 4–6
Win 4–11 Sep 2016 Alphen, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Robin Haase 6–4, 6–1
Win 5–11 Oct 2016 Mons, Belgium Hard France Vincent Millot 6–2, 6–0
Loss 5–12 Jan 2017 Canberra, Australia Hard Israel Dudi Sela 6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 5–13 Aug 2018 Pullach, Germany Clay Portugal Pedro Sousa 1–6, 3–6

Doubles: 6 (5–1)[edit]

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2013 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Germany Gero Kretschmer Finland Henri Kontinen
Sweden Andreas Siljeström
6–7(6–8), 2–6
Win 1–1 Sep 2014 Szczecin, Poland Clay Germany Dustin Brown Poland Tomasz Bednarek
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6–2, 6–4
Win 2–1 Sep 2015 Alphen, Netherlands Clay Germany Tobias Kamke Romania Victor Hănescu
Romania Adrian Ungur
7–6(7–1), 4–6, [10–7]
Win 3–1 Sep 2016 Alphen, Netherlands Clay Germany Daniel Masur Netherlands Robin Haase
Netherlands Boy Westerhof
6–4, 6–1
Win 4–1 Jan 2017 Canberra, Australia Hard Germany Andre Begemann Argentina Carlos Berlocq
Argentina Andrés Molteni
6–3, 6–4
Win 5–1 Sep 2017 Genoa, Italy Clay Germany Tim Pütz Argentina Guido Andreozzi
Uruguay Ariel Behar
7–6(7–5), 7–6(10–8)

Playing style[edit]

Struff is a power baseliner type player. He possesses a strong serve along with a heavy forehand and solid backhand. When he plays well he can dictate play from the back of the court and hit winners from the forehand and backhand side. He also has a solid volley.

Record against top-10 players[edit]

Struff's match record against players who have been ranked world No. 10 or higher. Only ATP Tour main draw and Davis Cup matches are considered.

  • Statistics correct as of 19 October 2020.
Player Years Matches Record Win % Hard Clay Grass
Number 1 ranked players
United Kingdom Andy Murray 2014 1 0–1 0% 0–1
Spain Rafael Nadal 2019 1 0–1 0% 0–1
Switzerland Roger Federer 2016–2018 4 0–4 0% 0–2 0–2
Serbia Novak Djokovic 2017–2020 5 0–5 0% 0–4 0–1
Number 2 ranked players
Germany Tommy Haas 2017 2 2–0 100% 2–0
Number 3 ranked players
Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 2016 1 1–0 100% 1–0
Croatia Marin Čilić 2014–2019 4 2–2 50% 1–1 1–1
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 2013–2019 4 2–2 50% 0–1 2–1
Canada Milos Raonic 2017–2019 3 1–2 33% 1–1 0–1
Austria Dominic Thiem 2015–2018 4 1–3 25% 1–2 0–1
Germany Alexander Zverev 2016–2019 5 1–4 20% 1–0 0–4
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 2016–2017 2 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1
Number 4 ranked players
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 2017–2018 2 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1
Japan Kei Nishikori 2019 1 0–1 0% 0–1
Russia Daniil Medvedev 2016–2019 3 0–3 0% 0–2 0–1
Number 5 ranked players
Spain Tommy Robredo 2016 1 1–0 100% 1–0
Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 2019–2020 4 2–2 50% 1–2 1–0
South Africa Kevin Anderson 2015–2017 2 1–1 50% 1–1
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2014–2019 6 2–4 33% 2–2 0–2
Number 6 ranked players
France Gilles Simon 2015–2017 4 2–2 50% 2–1 0–1
France Gaël Monfils 2014–2018 2 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1
Number 7 ranked players
Belgium David Goffin 2014–2020 5 2–3 40% 1–3 1–0
France Richard Gasquet 2016–2018 2 0–2 0% 0–2
Spain Fernando Verdasco 2013–2014 2 0–2 0% 0–2
Number 8 ranked players
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 2016 1 1–0 100% 1–0
Russia Andrey Rublev 2018 1 1–0 100% 1–0
Argentina Diego Schwartzman 2017–2019 2 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1
Russia Karen Khachanov 2019–2020 3 1–2 33% 1–0 0–1 0–1
Russia Mikhail Youzhny 2014–2016 3 1–2 33% 1–1 0–1
Italy Matteo Berrettini 2019 2 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1
United States John Isner 2014–2019 4 0–4 0% 0–4
Number 9 ranked players
Italy Fabio Fognini 2014–2018 2 1–1 50% 1–1
Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 2017–2020 4 1–3 25% 1–1 0–1 0–1
Number 10 ranked players
Canada Denis Shapovalov 2018–2020 5 4–1 80% 1–1 2–0 1–0
Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 2016–2019 3 1–2 33% 1–1 0–1
France Lucas Pouille 2017–2019 4 1–3 25% 0–1 1–2
Total 2013–2020 104 34–70 33% 21–37 10–24 3–9

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

  • He has a 8–22 (26.7%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1 8
No. Player Rank Tournament Surface Rd Score Struff Rank
2016
1. Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 3 Paris Masters, France Hard (i) 2R 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–1) 91
2018
2. Croatia Marin Čilić 6 Japan Open, Japan Hard (i) 1R 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–1) 56
2019
3. Germany Alexander Zverev 3 Indian Wells Masters, United States Hard 3R 6–3, 6–1 55
4. Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 8 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay 3R 6–4, 3–6, 6–2 51
5. Croatia Marin Čilić 10 Rome Masters, Italy Clay 2R 6–2, 6–3 51
6. Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 7 Cincinnati Masters, United States Hard 2R 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(8–6) 36
7. Russia Karen Khachanov 8 Paris Masters, France Hard (i) 2R 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 7–5 36
2020
8. Belgium David Goffin 10 Cincinnati Masters, United States Hard 3R 6–3, 3–6, 6–4 34

National participation[edit]

Davis Cup (11–5)[edit]

Group membership
World Group / Finals (4–4)
Qualifying Round (3–0)
WG Play-off (4–1)
Matches by surface
Hard (6–4)
Clay (5–1)
Grass (0–0)
Matches by type
Singles (7–5)
Doubles (4–0)
Matches by venue
Germany (6–1)
Away (4–2)
Neutral (1–2)
Group Rd Date Opponent nation Score Venue Surface Match Opponent player(s) W/L Rubber score
2015
WG 1R Mar 2015  France 2–3 Frankfurt Hard (i) Singles 1 Gilles Simon Loss 6–7(4–7), 6–2, 7–6(7–1), 2–6, 8–10
Singles 5 (dead) Nicolas Mahut Win 7–6(8–6), 6–3
2016
WG PO Sep 2016  Poland 3–2 Berlin Clay Singles 1 Kamil Majchrzak Win 6–7(8–10), 6–3, 5–7, 6–2, 6–1
Singles 5 (decider) Hubert Hurkacz Win 7–6(7–4), 6–4, 6–1
2017
WG PO Sep 2017  Portugal 3–2 Oeiras Clay Singles 2 Pedro Sousa Loss 2–6, 5–7, 6–7(5–7)
Doubles (w/ Tim Pütz) Gastão Elias / João Sousa Win 6–2, 4–6, 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–4
Singles 4 João Sousa Win 6–0, 6–7(3–7), 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–4
2018
WG 1R Feb 2018  Australia 3–1 Brisbane Hard Singles 2 Nick Kyrgios Loss 4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Doubles (w/ Tim Pütz) Matthew Ebden / John Peers Win 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–7(4–7), 6–4
QF Apr 2018  Spain 2–3 Valencia Clay Doubles (w/ Tim Pütz) Feliciano López / Marc López Win 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 7–5
2019
QR Feb 2019  Hungary 5–0 Frankfurt Hard (i) Doubles (w/ Tim Pütz) Gábor Borsos / Péter Nagy Win 6–2, 6–3
Finals RR Nov 2019  Argentina 3–0 Madrid Hard (i) Singles 2 Diego Schwartzman Win 6–3, 7–6(10–8)
 Chile 2–1 Singles 2 Cristian Garín Loss 7–6(7–3), 6–7(7–9), 6–7(8–10)
QF  Great Britain 0–2 Singles 2 Dan Evans Loss 6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–7(2–7)
2020
QR Mar 2020  Belarus 4–1 Düsseldorf Hard (i) Singles 1 Ilya Ivashka Win 6–4, 6–4
Singles 4 Egor Gerasimov Win 6–3, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Jan-Lennard Struff - Bio - Year By Year". ATP World. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Mclachlan/Struff Stun Top Seeds". ATP World Tour. 23 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Struff/McLachlan Triumph In Tokyo For First Team Title". ATP World Tour. 7 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Struff Topples Zverev For Second Top 5 Win". ATP Tour. 11 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Struff Has An Opinion, And A Shot At Djokovic At Roland Garros". ATP Tour. 2 June 2019.

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