Struff Beats Pouille To Reach Stuttgart Semi-finals
Berrettini strikes 10 aces in Kudla win
Jan-Lennard Struff was dominant on serve against 2017 champion Lucas Pouille on Friday in a 6-4, 6-4 victory over 70 minutes at the MercedesCup. The German, who recorded his first win in four FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting against Pouille, is through to his first ATP Tour semi-final since January 2019 at the ASB Classic in Auckland (l. to Norrie).
Struff will now play Karen Khachanov’s conqueror, Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, who won 90 per cent of his first-service points to beat American Denis Kudla on German soil for the second time this season. Berrettini won 6-3, 6-3 in 72 minutes, one month on from their BMW Open by FWU Open second-round encounter.