Jan-Lennard Struff vs. Miomir Kecmanović
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 12, 2019, 9:00 AM (EDT)|
Tennis Club Weissenhof
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Serbian tennis player, Miomir Kecmanović has made it into the second round of the 2019 ATP Stuttgart Open. At this stage of the tournament, Miomir Kecmanović will play against Jan-Lennard Struff from Germany.
Miomir Kecmanović enters this match having won his previous match in 3 sets. It was a tough start to the match for Kecmanović as he lost the opening set but the Serb fought back well to take the final 2 sets and the match. During the win, Miomir Kecmanović served well as he hit 7 aces as he won 70% of his service points which allowed him to win 88% of his service games. Miomir Kecmanović also won 3 return games during the victory. Miomir Kecmanović had a very poor clay court season as he won only 2 non-qualifier matches. Moving to grass should boost Miomir Kecmanović although he does not look in the best of form.
On the other side of the coin, Jan-Lennard Struff defeated Denis Shapovalov in straight sets in the previous round. It was a dominant display by Struff as he impressed with his serving. Jan-Lennard Struff hit 14 aces and won around 70% of his service points. Jan-Lennard Struff won all of his service games and 2 return games to comfortably eliminate Denis Shapovalov. Jan-Lennard Struff has great power and a solid volley which makes him very tough to beat on grass. This tournament seems perfectly suited to Jan-Lennard Struff as he is playing on a favored surface and will have the support of his home crowd.
This will be the first time that Jan-Lennard Struff and Miomir Kecmanović will be playing each other at an ATP event.
Miomir Kecmanović had a solid victory in the opening round but the Serb has not been at his best in recent months. Miomir Kecmanović was awful throughout the clay season and he looks low on confidence. Jan-Lennard Struff, on the other hand, has been in decent touch as he made the fourth round of the French Open. Struff is well suited to grass and he has the advantage of playing at home. With that in mind, I see Jan-Lennard Struff winning this match.