Diego Schwartzman vs. Jan-Lennard Struff
June 7, 2021 9:00 am EDT
Diego Schwartzman (10) meets Jan-Lennard Struff in the fourth round of the 2021 French Open on Monday, June 7th 2021.
Will Jan-Lennard Struff be able to continue improving his game and shock everyone as he aims to make the quarter finals of such a big event, or will Diego Schwartzman continue improving and showing us the level of tennis we all know he is capable of playing?
Jan-Lennard Struff beat the young and very talented Spanish star, Carlos Alcaraz, in the third round in 3 sets 6-4/7-6/6-2. The match was quite tight in the beginning, but at the end of the day, the experience of Jan-Lennard Struff prevailed as he was able to get himself to dictate the play with his huge serve. Carlos will still be happy with his performance, but Struff will be happier and he will know he has a good shot at the quarter finals now in Paris as he meets Diego who is aiming to find his best level.
Diego Schwartzman beat the experienced and returning Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round in 3 sets 6-4/6-2/6-1. Diego was able to show a lot in that match, both dominating at times, and sometimes having to fight back from behind and be able to win important points during tight moments. Diego is definitely improving with every match that he is playing, and we all want him to continue playing at the level which he showed us in 2020, but he has to raise his level even more as he meets another German in Jan-Lennard Struff.
This is going to be the 3rd meeting between both players, with both players having won once against each other. They both are different types of player, with Diego flourishing more on clay as it is more rally based, and Struff flourishing more on hard courts as it is more serve based. However, I see this being tight as both players have been great all week. Both players can win the match, but I think the stamina, determination, and precision of the return of Diego will allow him to get the win under his belt.