The Erste Bank Open tournament takes place in Vienna, and in this analysis I will detail the first round match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Jan Lennard Struff, and I will conclude with the related bet.
Vienna is a town of 1.8 million inhabitants, being nicknamed the “City of Music”, considered home by Mozart or Beethoven.
This tournament is big, ATP 500, with a prize pool of 1,409,510 euros.
The host is the Wiener Stadthalle complex, which has land covered with a fast, indoor hard drive.
The competition table includes Medvedev, Thiem, Tsitsipas or Djokovic.
Stefanos Tsitsipas: Team form, news and statistics
Stefanos Tsitsipas is a 22-year-old Greek, ranked 5th ATP.
And Tsitsipas is currently on the best position in his career, being an athlete who theoretically will be in the world top for many years.
Stefanos is still very young, a tennis player who is sometimes immature, sometimes makes bad decisions due to lack of experience, but who is already developing a tennis of a quality rarely seen on the circuit, being able to fight on a par with anyone.
The best example is the match in the semifinals of Roland Garros, when he returned from a 0-2 score set with Djokovic, equaling him, dominating him, but falling physically in the end.
However, Stefanos announces a future world number 1, being an injustice if he does not win multiple grand slam tournaments, especially because his game is a very aesthetic one, with a one-handed backhand and an interesting variation. In addition, Stefanos is very pleasant off the field, always having a positive and friendly state.
Obviously, there are also negative parts, being so young having moments when he loses his lucidity, saying that he can’t concentrate when his father is not in the stands, this being his anchor. But it will also overcome these difficulties.
In 2019 he has semifinals at the Australian Open, quarterfinals in Sofia, title in Marseille, final in Dubai, title in Estoril, final in Madrid, semifinals in Rome, quarterfinals at Queen’s, semifinals in Washington, final in Beijing, semifinals in Shanghai, semifinals in Basel, quarterfinals in Paris and title in ATP Finals.
And in 2020 he has the title in Marseille, the final in Dubai, the semifinals at ATP Cincinnati, the final in Hamburg and the semifinals at Roland Garros.
Very good from the return, having these semifinals at the French Open, including the US Open being solid, losing in round 3 with Borna Coric but after missing 6 match balls.
Jan-Lennard Struff: Team form, news and statistics
Jan Lennard Struff is a 30-year-old German, ranked 30th in the ATP.
And Struff is in the second half of his career, but an athlete who only recently stood out at a high level, with some very interesting results.
Jan has a modern game, being quite tall at his 1.93m, having a top service and a forehand with which he can easily earn points.
In addition, Jan plays positive, offensive tennis.
In 2019 he has semifinals in Auckland, quarterfinals in Barcelona, semifinals in Stuttgart and quarterfinals in Basel.
And in 2020 he has the quarterfinals in Dubai and the quarterfinals at ATP Cincinnati.
Since returning Struff has been quite modest, including indoor.
Thus he comes after Cologne 1, where he was defeated in the first round by Otte, in two sets, then playing in Cologne 2 where he lost in the second round with Nishioka, after a better match.
But both matches had one thing in common, Struff being far below his level on the job.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jan-Lennard Struff
▪️In the direct meetings the score is 3-2 for Tsitsipas, the last one taking place this year in Dubai when Stefanos won 4-6 6-4 6-4.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jan Lennard Struff
Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the favorites of this tournament, he feels very good indoors, winning last year’s ATP Finals. And here he comes in good shape, playing consistently well from the return, having semifinals at Roland Garros and final in Hamburg, both on slag.
Jan-Lennard Struff is not in good shape at all, although he is a tennis player who can cause problems for anyone.
But indoor recently had a clear defeat with Otte, then a 3-set match with Nishioka, lost in the tie-break of the decisive set.
As a double fault, he recently has 5 with Otte, 2 with Cecchinato and 3 with Nishioka, now he has to be very careful on the job if he wants to stay close to his opponent.
I thus consider that Struff will commit under 3 double mistakes, my prognosis going on this idea at a quota offered by Betano.
Prediction Today: Jan-Lennard Struff commits under 3 double faults