Jan-Lennard Struff recorded a stunning victory in the 2022 Stuttgart Open on Monday to advance to the round of 16. The unseeded German was in an enticing match against American tennis player Marcos Giron that ended 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (10-8). The tie-break was a nail-biting affair that saw both players leave their hearts out on the grass. Struff recorded a whopping 23 aces in the match although he did commit five double faults. The German was behind on the first serve as Giron recorded a win percentage of 84% but he fought back on the second serve, recording a higher win percentage with 66%. Struff also converted three out of five break points.
Oscar Otte and Daniel Altmaier played out a thrilling two setter that saw the former win. The all-German contest ended with Otte winning by a score of 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-4). Altmaier did smash 12 aces in the match, five more than Otte’s seven and also recorded an incredible win percentage on the first serve with 89%. Otte was close with 87%. On the second serve however, Otte recorded a higher win percentage with 80%. The two won an equal number of service games, 12 each.
Elswhere, Radu Albot got the better of Portuguese tennis player Joao Sousa to advance to the round of 16 of the competition. The score-line at the end of the tie was 6-2, 7-6 (9-7) in Albot’s favour. The Moldovan won fewer aces than Sousa with just two and also committed more double faults. Sousa also had a higher win percentage on the first serve with 62%. However, Albot came on top on the second serve with 61% and also won five out of 11 break points. His opponent could only convert three.
French tennis player Benjamin Bonzi made short work of Spain’s Feliciano Lopez in the round of 32 on Monday. The score-line was 6-4, 6-1 in favour of the Frenchman who enjoyed a light and breezy day at the office. Bonzi recorded 10 aces while Lopez managed six. The Spaniard also committed six double faults. Lopez did have a healthy 87% win percentage on the first serve but it fell to just 41% on the second. Bonzi won three break points whereas his opponent won none.