Seismic Round 1 Halle Open: Medvedev lost face to face with old general Struff

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 19:24 PM (GMT+7)

(Sports news, tennis news) No. 1 seed Daniil Medvedev experienced nightmare moments in the opening match of the Halle Open.

Video Medvedev lost to Lennard Struff

Ranked as the No. 1 seed, Daniil Medvedev is of course the heaviest candidate for the 2021 Halle Open championship. In the first round, the Russian player also only had to face world No. 45 opponent Jan Lennard Struff.

Seismic Round 1 Halle Open: Medvedev lost "face down"  Old General Struff - 1

Medvedev shockingly lost to Lennard Struff in the first round of the Halle Open

Things went well for Medvedev in the first eight games as he won a break point and led 5-3. However, at this time, Lennard Struff suddenly “makeover”.

Not only reclaiming the break in game 9, the 31-year-old player also saved a set point to put the set into a tie-break series. Sublimation performance was maintained by Lennard Struff in a series of brainstorming “gunfights” and won 8-6.

Entering the second set, Lennard Struff continued to dominate the game, even winning 2 break points in game 4 and game 6. Medvedev’s efforts could only help him reclaim 1 break point before accepting to hang up with the score. 3-6. The match ended with the image of the Russian player smashing his racket because he could not contain his emotions.

Thus, the Halle Open said goodbye to the number 1 seed in the first round. This means that Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev also eliminated a heavyweight opponent in the journey to conquer the tournament throne (Medvedev shares the same bracket with Federer, Zverev). Meanwhile, Lennard Struff will face Marcos Giron in round 2.


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