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Munich Open: Jan-Lennard Struff reaches first ATP Tour ultimate after beating Ilya Ivashka in straight units

Struff beat Belarusian qualifier Ilya Ivashka 6-4, 6-1 within the ATP clay court docket match within the Bavarian capital to lastly finish his depressing dropping streak within the semi-finals.

Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff celebrates some extent within the semi-final towards Ilya Ivashka on the 2021 Munich Open. AFP

Munich: Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff may barely comprise his glee after Saturday’s win in Munich, that means he reached his first ATP Tour ultimate on the eighth try.

The 31-year-old beat Belarusian qualifier Ilya Ivashka 6-4, 6-1 within the ATP clay court docket match within the Bavarian capital to lastly finish his depressing dropping streak within the semi-finals.

“I am very completely satisfied to have reached my first ultimate, right here in Germany of all nations, in Munich,” Struff, who turned professional in 2009, informed native broadcaster BR.

In Sunday’s ultimate, Struff, a local of Warstein close to Dortmund, will face both Norway’s second seed Casper Ruud or Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili.

“I am very pleased with the way in which I play,” Struff mentioned.

“It felt good to have gained in straight units, however it wasn’t straightforward.”

Regardless of being ranked 107th on this planet, Ivashka knocked out front-runner Alexander Zverev in Friday’s quarter-finals and gained a 3-0 lead over Struff earlier than the German regained management of the semi-final.

Beforehand, Ruud and Basilashvili had reached the underside 4 in Munich after profitable their rain-interrupted quarter-finals.

Ruud took a 6-3, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded John Millman of Australia, whereas Basilashvili beat Slovakian loser Norbert Gombos to a 6-4, 6-4.

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