Jule Niemeier and Max Wiskandt seek career-defining victories at Wiesbaden tennis tournament

Jule Niemeier and Max Wiskandt seek career-defining victories at Wiesbaden tennis tournament

The tennis year 2024 is still a roller coaster ride for Jule Niemeier: numerous first and second round defeats are offset by an interim high in February, in which Niemeier reached the final of the W100 tournament in Iraputo (Mexico) and the semifinals of the W50 event in Morelia (Mexico). Now the next highlight is within reach, and this also applies to one of the hopes of German men’s tennis.

On Sunday, Jule Niemeier (number 111 in the world rankings) will be reaching for one of the greatest successes of her tennis career. The 24-year-old will face Argentina’s Julia Riera (number 94 in the world rankings), who is ranked number one in the Hessian state capital, at the clay court tournament in Wiesbaden (W100).

Anything but an easy task: Riera has won 14 of her last 15 games, including recently winning the W75 tournament in Chiasso (Switzerland).

Should Niemeier still retain the upper hand, she would finally get back on the road to success after a titleless year in 2023. The biggest coup so far was the victory at the Challenger tournament in Makarska (Croatia) in 2022.

Wiskandt reaches for the title after a surprise in the semifinals

Max Wiskandt (number 747 in the world rankings) is aiming for the first title of his career on Sunday. The 22-year-old German surprisingly reached the final of the small M15 tournament in Monastir (Tunisia). There Wiskandt challenges the Briton Stuart Parker (number 627 in the world rankings).

Wiskandt pulled off a big surprise in the semi-finals when he was able to eliminate number 409 in the ATP rankings with the South African Kris van Wyk.

Regardless of the outcome of the final, Wiskandt will be ranked higher in the world rankings on Monday than ever before in his career.

Meanwhile, at the highest level, Laura Siegemund has underlined her ambitions for another Grand Slam success. Siegemund reached the doubles final of the Masters in Madrid alongside Czech Barbora Krejcikova. Siegemund won the US Open in mixed doubles in 2016 and women’s doubles in 2020.

2024-05-05 07:18:00
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