Nine match points saved by Luciano Darderi against Jan-Lennard Struff in Halle… but not the 10th

Nine match points saved by Luciano Darderi against Jan-Lennard Struff in Halle… but not the 10th

Luciano Darderi (22 years old, 34th in the world), who was making his debut on grass on the main circuit, came close to creating a surprise in the 2nd round in Halle (Germany) against Jan-Lennard Struff (34 years old, 41st in the world). ), very comfortable on the surface. Beaten in the tie-break of the third set, the Italian created a match point (saved from a winning serve by the German), while saving… nine (three at 5-4, six in the deciding game) before giving in to a backhand foul in the tenth.

Struff, who had the best performance of his career in Halle against Medvedev (world No. 2) three years ago, will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the next round.

2024-06-19 13:25:38
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