In the opening round at the ATP Halle 2021, World No. 2 and the 1st seeded Daniil Medvedev will be up against World No. 42 Jan-Lennard Struff.
|Tournament||ATP Halle Open 2021|
|Match||Daniil Medvedev vs Jan-Lennard Struff|
|Date||14th June, 2021|
Daniil Medvedev vs Jan-Lennard Struff : Preview
Daniil Medvedev will be making his tournament debut this year at the Halle Open in Germany. The Russian like many others will be back on Grass for the first time since the 2019 Grass season where he last played in the 2019 Wimbledon losing out in the 3rd round.
The top-seed will come into the tournament with confidence after a great run at the French Open 2021 where he reached the quarter-finals for the first time after having lost in the first round for 4 successive years before this year’s French Open.
Jan-Lennard Struff will enter the Halle Open 2021 for the 11th time this year and will be looking to go past the 2nd round. But with his match against the World No. 2, it will be difficult for the German to break his streak of early exits at the tournament.
Struff, similar to Medvedev will come to the tournament from the French Open 2021 where he lost in the Round of 16, reaching the 4th round for the 2nd time in his career at the Grand Slam in Roland Garros.
Daniil Medvedev vs Jan-Lennard Struff : Head to Head
This will be the 6th meeting between the duo and 1st meeting on the Grass surface. They have met once on Clay and Hardcourts, while 3 of their meeting have been on Indoor Hardcourts. Medvedev leads the head-to-head tie 4-1 in their 5 meetings so far.
Daniil Medvedev vs Jan-Lennard Struff : Prediction
Daniil will be the favourite coming into the tie given his overall record on Grass as compared to Struff. In the 4 seasons Medevedev has played on grass, he has won atleast 50% of his matches in all the season, has a record of 28-14 on Grass in his career. His record for the season is 22-6 going into the match.
Struff has not attained much success on Grass having lost more matches in 7/9 seasons he has played on the surface. The 2019 Grass season was his best so far with a record of 6-3 on the surface for the year. His overall record on is 15-22. He will enter the Halle Open with a 16-14 record for the season.
Prediction: Daniil Medvedev to win in straight-sets.