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Tennis: Struff is eliminated in the third round of the French Open

Tennis: Struff is eliminated in the third round of the French Open

First reach the round of 16, then keep your fingers crossed for Borussia Dortmund: that was the plan of BVB fan Jan-Lennard Struff. But the tennis pro suffered a defeat in Paris.

Tennis player Jan-Lennard Struff has missed the round of 16 at the French Open. The 34-year-old lost his third-round match on Saturday, which was accompanied by a long rain interruption, against the number eleven seeded Australian Alex De Minaur 6:4, 4:6, 3:6, 3:6.

The defeat is likely to dampen the excitement of big BVB fan Struff about the Champions League final of his favorite football club Borussia Dortmund against Real Madrid this evening. “It would of course be great if we could win it,” Struff said before the start of the tournament in Paris. “I hope I can follow it from here.”

In cold, wet conditions, Struff’s first serve initially caused problems on the adjacent court 14. Once he was able to stabilize it, the Warsteiner was more dominant and was ahead by a break in the second set. However, De Minaur, who feels much more comfortable on the hard court, fought back successfully. Struff was already ahead 2-0 in the third set, but then the rain started. After the hour-long break, his opponent seemed more focused.

Source: Stern

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