Jan-Lennard Struff will play against Stefanos Tsitsipas, in the quarter-finals of the tournament in Dubai on 27 February.
Struff surprised by the game against Nikoloz Basilashvili, then that from the very first games the German started to act at the highest level and did not let his opponent enter the game. And Jan-Lennard finally felt the rhythm of his game.
Will he have enough strength to fight against the Greek? – Find it out in our prediction.
At what time are Jan-Lennard Struff and Stefanos Tsitsipas to play?
The game time is February 27, 2020, at 04:20 PM (UTC+4).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Jan-Lennard Struff takes the 34th position and Stefanos Tsitsipas takes the 6th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Struff have?
Jan-Lennard Struff has won 45.8% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Tsitsipas have?
Stefanos Tsitsipas has won 62.7% of the games as a favorite.
For the past two years, Struff has definitely been a pleasant surprise. After all, he has finally stopped being completely dependent on his serve and began to show at least some versatility. The German is holding back his attacking impulse, so he no longer tries to break through from any position, thus making a huge number of unnecessary mistakes. And Jan-Lennard finally realized that it is much more efficient to run to the net after a prepared strike, rather than out of despair.
In the first two meetings at a tournament in Dubai, Struff won confidently without losing a set to his rivals. And the German tennis player’s opponents were not easy.
At the start of the tournament, as it initially seemed, the German was seriously unlucky with his opponent, Roberto Bautista-Agut, but in reality everything turned out quite differently. Struff defeated Roberto, who was seeded number five in the current competition. He defeated the Spaniard 7-6, 7-5. Jan-Lennard got just great shape and there’s absolutely nothing to complain about, and it would be a mistake to think that the Spaniard gave a ticket to the 1/8 finals.
In the second round Jan-Lennard had no particular problems playing against Nikoloz Basilashvili, allowing him to win only one single game per match (6-1, 6-0).
Stefanos safely defended his title in Marseille and flew to Dubai to repeat last year’s result. The talented Greek wins the 2nd week in a row and has not yet lost a set to anyone, but there is one thing.
If last week it never came to a tie-break, now in Dubai you could watch Stefanos having to play once in a tie-break game with both Pablo Carreno-Busta in the first round (7-6, 6-1) and Alexander Bublik in the second (7-6, 6-4). There is nothing bad in tie-breaks, but we need to think about the fact that the Greek is a little tired and the dry winning streak may soon stop.
Tsitsipas will definitely be one of the leaders of the ATP tour in the near future. Only Stefanos needs to concentrate on himself and his game. Now the Greek wants to prove something to someone and it has a negative impact on his game. After all, only he loses, so he gets embarrassed for his own statements and the tennis player goes out on his own for the next match. If we talk about the game of Stefanos, he is already at such a young age strong in all game aspects.
Betting Tips Statistics
- In head-to-head matches the score is 2-2.
- Tsitsipas scored five wins in the last five games, Struff scored two.
|Jan-Lennard Struff||vs||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|29 (1990.04.25)||Age||21 (1998.08.12)|
|Warstein, Germany||Birthplace||Athens, Greece|
|Warstein, Germany||Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|6’4″ (193 cm)||Height||6’4″ (193 cm)|
|202 lbs (92 kg)||Weight||196 lbs (89 kg)|
|$5,564,702||Career Prize Money||$10,951,730|
Singles Service Record
|Jan-Lennard Struff||Singles Service Record on hard||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|77%||1st Serve Points Won||77%|
|50%||2nd Serve Points Won||54%|
|826||Break Points Faced||612|
|61%||Break Points Saved||64%|
|1,799||Service Games Played||1,552|
|82%||Service Games Won||86%|
|65%||Total Service Points Won||68%|
Singles Return Record
|Jan-Lennard Struff||Singles Return Record on hard||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|26%||1st Serve Return Points Won||26%|
|49%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||48%|
|861||Break Points Opportunities||709|
|38%||Break Points Converted||38%|
|1,803||Return Games Played||1,523|
|18%||Return Games Won||18%|
|35%||Return Points Won||34%|
|50%||Total Points Won||51%|
Previous Head-to-Head Meetings
|2019||ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati||Outdoor Hard||R32||Jan-Lennard Struff|
|2019||Barcelona||Outdoor Clay||R16||Jan-Lennard Struff|
|2019||Sofia||Indoor Hard||R16||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|2017||Genova||Outdoor Clay||QF||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
Struff vs Tsitsipas Predictions
Bookmakers believe that Stefanos Tsitsipas will go on and maybe they are right, but Jan-Lennard Struff will not give up his ticket to the semi-final without a fight. There is no point in arguing with the talent and class of the Greek, but the German is now simply excellent and won the 2nd latest head-to-head meeting, so there is no doubt that we are waiting for a violent fight, which can easily get to the decisive 3rd set and as a consequence.
- Our prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas Will Win.