Daniil Medvedev knocked out of Halle by Jan-Lennard Struff in 1st spherical; Alexander Zverev begins with win-Sports activities Information , Alenz

Daniil Medvedev knocked out of Halle by Jan-Lennard Struff in 1st spherical; Alexander Zverev begins with win-Sports activities Information , Alenz

Having ousted Medvedev, this yr’s Australian Open finalist, Struff will play American qualifier Marcos Giron within the second spherical.

Daniil Medvedev knocked out of Halle by Jan-Lennard Struff in 1st round; Alexander Zverev starts with win

File picture of Daniil Medvedev. AP

Berlin: World No 2 Daniil Medvedev was a first-round casualty on the ATP grass courtroom event in Halle on Tuesday as he suffered a shock defeat to German Jan-Lennard Struff.

Struff, ranked forty fifth on the planet, bounced again from 5-2 down within the first set to assert a 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 victory over the Russian, who was the highest seed in Halle.

“That is the most important win, rankings sensible, of my profession and to do it right here on house soil could be very particular. I solely stay an hour from right here,” stated Struff, 32, after his first profession win over Medvedev on the fourth try.

Having ousted Medvedev, this yr’s Australian Open finalist, Struff will play American qualifier Marcos Giron within the second spherical.

The German stated his run to the final 16 of Roland Garros, the place he misplaced to Diego Schwartzman over three units, boosted his confidence.

Struff is hoping for an additional good run at a house occasion after reaching the ultimate of the Munich event on clay in Might.

Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer, who turns 40 in August, will play 20-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime within the second spherical after the Canadian’s 6-3, 7-5 first-round win over Hubert Hurkacz of Poland.

Third-seed Alexander Zverev was happy together with his first match this season on grass as he dispatched fellow German Dominik Koepfer with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win.

“That wasn’t dangerous for under two days preparation, however I nonetheless wish to discover my rhythm,” Zverev informed Eurosport.

The World No 6 will play Ugo Humbert of France within the second spherical.

Fourth seed Andrey Rublev performed his first sport on grass for 2 years as he beat his doubles accomplice Karen Khachanov 6-3, 7-6(7/5) within the first spherical.

South African Lloyd Harris will face Slovakian qualifier Lukas Lacko within the second spherical after knocking out eighth-seeded Frenchman Gael Monfils for a 6-4, 6-4 win.

Kei Nishikori of Japan will play Sebastian Korda of the USA within the subsequent spherical after a hard-fought 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 win over Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania.

 

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