Jan-Lennard Struff vs Richard Gasquet
|Date & Time||Friday October 19, 2018, 10:30 AM (EDT)|
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Richard Gasquet will be playing Jan-Lennard Struff in the quarterfinals of the 2018 ATP European Open in Belgium.
Jan-Lennard Struff beat Feliciano Lopez in the second round of the tournament. During that victory, Jan-Lennard Struff served exceptionally well as he only lost 1 service game while hitting 20 aces. It was not an easy win for Jan-Lennard Struff as he lost the second set and scraped a victory in the third set via a tiebreaker. It has been a good few weeks for Jan-Lennard Struff as he made the quarterfinals of the singles event at the ATP Japan Open while winning the doubles event. The conditions at the European Open seem to suit Jan-Lennard Struff as he is exceptionally gifted at playing on the indoor hard court. Jan-Lennard Struff has shown his ability in these conditions before as he has made 5 Challenger finals on tournaments played on indoor hard courts. This will not be an easy match for Jan-Lennard Struff as he is playing a very experienced opponent who is the number 4 seed for this tournament.
On the other side of the court, Richard Gasquet won his second round set in 3 sets. It was an impressive win by Gasquet as he hit 4 breakpoints while only losing 2 service games. Gasquet has been in good form as he finished in the top 4 at the ATP Japan Open a few weeks ago. This tournament has been a great venue for Richard Gasquet in the past as he won the European Open in 2016. Gasquet is an exceptional indoor hard court player and he has shown that with his record as he has won 7 ATP titles in these conditions. Gasquet has always been very hard to beat at the European Open and that trend should continue in this match.
Richards Gasquet and Jan-Lennard Struff have played once in the past with Gasquet winning that match. The previous match between Jan-Lennard Struff and Richard Gasquet was at this tournament in 2016 where the Frenchman won in straight sets.
All in all, I see Richard Gasquet winning this match. Jan-Lennard Struff has been playing very well but Gasquet is too experienced and skilled at the European Open. With a past title win, I see Richard Gasquet making the semifinals of the tournament.