1/8 final of Roland Garros and here we have the best in the world fighting against German Jan-Lennard Struff who is playing tennis of his career and surprisingly got to this stage of the tournament. To have more insights on this ATP Novak Djokovic vs Jan-Lennard Struff match please check out the preview below.
Nothing new on Djokovic side – steamrolling over every opponent so far. However, we have to admit the opponents were not that strong yet. Novak defeated Hurkacz, Laaksonen, and Caruso all in straight sets. This match should be a little different as Struff is definitely looking better than all of Djoko’s previous opponents. Only losing 2 of 16 matches he played this season on clay Djokovic is looking like a potential threat to Rafa fighting for this grand slam’s title.
Djokovic dropped out of Roland Garros in quarter-finals last year and is definitely looking to improve this year. Let’s see how Djokovic manages the first real test of the tournament so far tomorrow.
If someone would have said that Struff will defeat Shapovalov, Albot and Coric in first 3 rounds probably no one would’ve believed it but here we are. After the inconsistent start of the season, Struff started to look great in Barcelona where he only lost to Nadal at quarter-finals. Struff was close to being eliminated against Coric. However, he managed to overcome the difficulties and come out as a winner upsetting the favorite. He also defeated Shapovalov in straight sets and Albot 3 sets to 1.
Struff dropped out of French Open in R64 last year and have already passed his previous result. Of course, it will be incredibly hard to do because of tomorrows opponent but let’s see if Struff have something else to surprise us with.
Djokovic won the only match they played against each other. It happened in 2017 in Doha on hard ground.
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