Sunday 06 June 2021
Struff at the French Open
Coyote could not have passed Federer
Fighting hard and still losing: Dominic Koffer misses a surprise victory over Roger Federer at the French Open in Paris. Along with Alexander Sverev and John-Leonard Struff, the other two German tennis players advanced to the 16th round.
Dominic Koiper rejected Roger Federer and put the “maestro” under pressure again – then missed a real career highlight just after midnight. The 27-year-old German, who lost to the Grand Slam record champion in the third round of the Paris 6: 7 (5: 7), 7: 6 (7: 3), 6: 7 (4: 7), is No. 3, 5: 7 and John in the second round of the French Open. -Lent to leave the opportunity to follow Leonard Struff and Alexander Sverev. Three German men in the top 16 in Paris – that would have been a novelty.
Struff was already happily resting at the hotel for his next assignment, having been disappointed to build his belongings in Court Philippe-Chatterjee. The 31-year-old from Warstein called 13-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaras 6-4, 7: 6 (7: 3), 6: “I’m glad I came in three sets.” 1pm and advanced to the 16th round for the second time since 2019: “He’s a great player, I had to be very careful.”
The goalscorer suffers defeat
Struff will now face Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, who is in tenth place, having previously beaten Philippe Golschreiber on Saturday. The 37-year-old had no chance against the semifinalists 4: 6, 2: 6, 1: 6 last year and missed 16 appearances in the third round in which he played.
The longtime Davis Cup player is looking forward to many more. “I would have signed on to win two more matches against strong opponents in the Grand Slam tournament, and of course you’re disappointed today,” said Golschreiber: “I did not look forward to the match at this time, the defeat was the latest for it.”
Although the goalscorer was less and less likely to resist Swartzman’s dominance after a strong start, Struff was bribed with a brilliant plan that provided high intensity and repeated network attacks. Kuiper played with Federer from the start at eye level and changed pace. In the end, however, the experienced Swiss had better nerves.
Prior to that, Alexander Sverev had already advanced to the round of 16 on Friday, already on Sunday and fighting with Japanese Kei Nishigori in the evening. He has already beaten the 31-year-old in Rome this year and is on track to win the Masters in Madrid. “It’s going to be a tough nut,” Sverev said: “I look forward to the challenge.”