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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. 33 in July 2019. In doubles, he achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 21 in October 2018.

Jan-Lennard Struff
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Struff at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Germany
Born (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 29)
Warstein, Germany
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$4,754,514
Official websitejanlennardstruff.com
Singles
Career record112–133 (45.7% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 33 (1 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 35 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2018)
French Open4R (2019)
Wimbledon3R (2018, 2019)
US Open3R (2018)
Doubles
Career record61–69 (46.9% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 21 (22 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 46 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2018)
French Open2R (2017)
WimbledonQF (2018)
US Open2R (2014)
Team competitions
Davis CupQF (2018)
Last updated on: 14 July 2019.

Contents

Tennis careerEdit

2014Edit

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]

2015Edit

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]

2016Edit

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

2017Edit

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

2018Edit

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]

2019Edit

Struff upset compatriot and at that time world No. 3 Alexander Zverev at the Indian Wells Masters in the third round.[4] In 2019, Struff had his best result at a Grand Slam Tournament, reaching the 4th round of the French Open where he lost to the top seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

Playing styleEdit

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.

ATP Tour finalsEdit

Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)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 (1–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
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   Viktor Troicki   Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo
3–6, 4–6
Win 1–1 Oct 2018 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard (i)   Ben McLachlan   Raven Klaasen
  Michael Venus
6–4, 7–5
Win 2–1 Jan 2019 Auckland Open, New Zealand 250 Series Hard   Ben McLachlan   Raven Klaasen
  Michael Venus
6–3, 6–4
Loss 2–2 Mar 2019 Dubai Tennis Championships, UAE 500 Series Hard   Ben McLachlan   Rajeev Ram
  Joe Salisbury
6–7(4–7), 3–6

ATP Challenger finalsEdit

Singles: 18 (5–13)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2011 Fürth, Germany Clay   João Sousa 2–6, 6–0, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Sep 2011 Alphen, Netherlands Clay   Igor Sijsling 6–7(2–7), 3–6
Loss 0–3 Sep 2012 Madrid, Spain Clay   Daniel Gimeno-Traver 4–6, 2–6
Loss 0–4 Nov 2012 Loughborough, Great Britain Hard (i)   Evgeny Donskoy 2–6, 6–4, 1–6
Loss 0–5 Jan 2013 Heilbronn, Germany Hard (i)   Michael Berrer 5–7, 3–6
Loss 0–6 Feb 2013 Bergamo, Italy Hard (i)   Michał Przysiężny 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(5–7)
Loss 0–7 Sep 2013 Geneva, Switzerland Hard   Malek Jaziri 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–8 Feb 2014 Bergamo, Italy Hard (i)   Simone Bolelli 6–7(6–8), 6–4
Win 1–8 May 2014 Heilbronn, Germany Clay   Márton Fucsovics 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 1–9 Sep 2014 Szczecin, Poland Clay   Dustin Brown 4–6, 3–6
Win 2–9 Sep 2015 Szczecin, Poland Clay   Artem Smirnov 6–4, 6–3
Win 3–9 Oct 2015 Orléans, France Hard (i)   Jerzy Janowicz 5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 3–10 May 2016 Heilbronn, Germany Clay   Nikoloz Basilashvili 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 3–11 Jun 2016 Fürth, Germany Clay   Radu Albot 3–6, 4–6
Win 4–11 Sep 2016 Alphen, Netherlands Clay   Robin Haase 6–4, 6–1
Win 5–11 Oct 2016 Mons, Belgium Hard   Vincent Millot 6–2, 6–0
Loss 5–12 Jan 2017 Canberra, Australia Hard   Dudi Sela 6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 5–13 Aug 2018 Pullach, Germany Clay   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)   Gero Kretschmer   Henri Kontinen
  Andreas Siljeström
6–7(6–8), 2–6
Win 1–1 Sep 2014 Szczecin, Poland Clay   Dustin Brown   Tomasz Bednarek
  Igor Zelenay
6–2, 6–4
Win 2–1 Sep 2015 Alphen, Netherlands Clay   Tobias Kamke   Victor Hănescu
  Adrian Ungur
7–6(7–1), 4–6, [10–7]
Win 3–1 Sep 2016 Alphen, Netherlands Clay   Daniel Masur   Robin Haase
  Boy Westerhof
6–4, 6–1
Win 4–1 Jan 2017 Canberra, Australia Hard   Andre Begemann   Carlos Berlocq
  Andrés Molteni
6–3, 6–4
Win 5–1 Sep 2017 Genoa, Italy Clay   Tim Pütz   Guido Andreozzi
  Ariel Behar
7–6(7–5), 7–6(10–8)

Performance timelinesEdit

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; (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.

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A Q3 1R 1R Q2 1R 2R 1R 0 / 5 1–5 17%
French Open A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 4R 0 / 7 5–7 42%
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 3R 0 / 7 5–7 42%
US Open A A Q1 A 1R 2R Q2 1R 1R 3R 0 / 5 3–5 38%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–4 0–3 0–3 0–4 6–4 5–3 0 / 24 14–24 37%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A 1R A 2R 1R 4R 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Miami Open A A A A Q2 Q2 2R A 3R 1R 1R 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A Q1 1R 1R 3R 3R 2R 0 / 5 5–5 50%
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A A 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Italian Open A A A A A A A A 2R A 3R 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A A A 3R A 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Paris Masters A A A A A Q1 Q2 3R 1R Q1 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–2 8–6 3–4 7–5 0 / 20 21–20 51%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not held A Not held 1R Not held 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Davis Cup A A A A A A 1R PO PO QF QR 0 / 2 4–3 57%
Career statistics
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Career
Tournaments 0 0 0 0 9 17 18 18 28 24 16 130
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
Hard Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 9–8 5–9 7–9 16–15 13–14 8–7 0 / 63 59–65 48%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–4 5–6 0–7 5–6 11–11 8–8 10–6 0 / 47 41–48 46%
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 / 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 24–16 0 / 130 112–133 46%
Win % 31% 47% 21% 42% 49% 48% 60% 45.71%
Year-end ranking 702 359 239 168 107 59 107 63 53 57

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R A 1R SF 1R 0 / 4 4–4
French Open A A A 1R A 2R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4
Wimbledon A A 2R A 2R 1R QF 1R 0 / 5 5–5
US Open A A 2R A A 1R 1R 0 / 3 1–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–4 7–4 0–3 0 / 16 11–16
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Miami Open A A A A A A SF A 0 / 1 3–1
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Madrid Open A A A A A A QF 1R 0 / 2 2–2
Italian Open A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Canadian Open A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Paris Masters A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 6–4 1–4 0 / 8 7–8
National representation
Davis Cup A A A 1R PO PO QF QR 0 / 2 4–0
Career statistics
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Career
Tournaments 1 1 7 10 5 13 22 13 72
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 2 1 / 2 2 / 4
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 4–7 4–10 4–5 3–12 34–21 12–12 61–69
Win % 0% 0% 36% 29% 44% 20% 62% 50% 46.92%
Year-end ranking 404 450 169 162 182 190 22

Record against other playersEdit

Record against top-10 playersEdit

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 15 July 2019.
Player Years Matches Record Win % Hard Clay Grass
Number 1 ranked players
  Andy Murray 2014 1 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0
  Rafael Nadal 2019 1 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0
  Novak Djokovic 2017–2019 2 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0
  Roger Federer 2016–2018 4 0–4 0% 0–2 0–0 0–2
Number 2 ranked players
  Tommy Haas 2017 2 2–0 100% 0–0 2–0 0–0
Number 3 ranked players
  Stan Wawrinka 2016 1 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0
  Marin Čilić 2014–2019 4 2–2 50% 1–1 1–1 0–0
  Grigor Dimitrov 2013–2019 4 2–2 50% 0–1 2–1 0–0
  Milos Raonic 2017–2019 3 1–2 33% 1–1 0–0 0–1
  Alexander Zverev 2016–2019 5 1–4 20% 1–0 0–4 0–0
  Juan Martín del Potro 2016–2017 2 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0
Number 4 ranked players
  Tomáš Berdych 2017–2018 2 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1 0–0
  Dominic Thiem 2015–2018 4 1–3 25% 1–2 0–1 0–0
  Kei Nishikori 2019 1 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0
Number 5 ranked players
  Tommy Robredo 2016 1 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0
  Kevin Anderson 2015–2017 2 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0
  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2014–2017 4 1–3 25% 1–1 0–2 0–0
Number 6 ranked players
  Gilles Simon 2015–2017 4 2–2 50% 2–1 0–0 0–1
  Stefanos Tsitsipas 2019 2 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 0–0
  Gaël Monfils 2014–2018 2 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0
Number 7 ranked players
  David Goffin 2014–2019 4 1–3 25% 0–3 1–0 0–0
  Richard Gasquet 2016–2018 2 0–2 0% 0–2 0–0 0–0
  Fernando Verdasco 2013–2014 2 0–2 0% 0–0 0–2 0–0
Number 8 ranked players
  Marcos Baghdatis 2016 1 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 1–0
  Mikhail Youzhny 2014–2016 3 1–2 33% 1–1 0–1 0–0
  Karen Khachanov 2019 1 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1
  John Isner 2014–2016 3 0–3 0% 0–3 0–0 0–0
Number 9 ranked players
  Fabio Fognini 2014–2018 2 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0
Number 10 ranked players
  Pablo Carreño Busta 2016–2019 2 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0
  Lucas Pouille 2017–2019 4 1–3 25% 0–1 0–0 1–2
  Daniil Medvedev 2016–2017 2 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0
Total 2013–2019 77 23–54 30% 13–27 8–20 2–7

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

  • He has a 5–17 (22.7%) 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 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 5
No. Player Rank Tournament Surface Rd Score Struff Rank
2016
1.   Stan Wawrinka 3 Paris Masters, France Hard (i) 2R 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–1) 91
2018
2.   Marin Čilić 6 Japan Open, Japan Hard (i) 1R 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–1) 56
2019
3.   Alexander Zverev 3 Indian Wells Masters, United States Hard 3R 6–3, 6–1 55
4.   Stefanos Tsitsipas 8 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay 3R 6–4, 3–6, 6–2 51
5.   Marin Čilić 10 Rome Masters, Italy Clay 2R 6–2, 6–3 51

National participationEdit

Davis Cup (8–3)Edit

Group membership
World Group (3–2)
Qualifying Round (1–0)
WG Play-off (4–1)
Matches by surface
Hard (3–2)
Clay (5–1)
Grass (0–0)
Matches by type
Singles (4–3)
Doubles (4–0)
Matches by venue
Germany (4–1)
Away (4–2)
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

ReferencesEdit

  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.

External linksEdit