Jan-Lennard Struff, the 29-year-old power baseliner from Warstein had unveiled his big plans for this season in an interview with a reporter late on Wednesday (February 12th), while the 37th Seed German had also recalled the extent of scrutiny the 7th Seed, ’20 AO semi-finalist Alexander Zverev had to grapple with following the ATP cup.
In fact, Jan-Lennard Struff, the second-best German after Alexander Zverev according to ATP ranking, had to slash his sails much earlier than anticipated in the ’20 AO following his first-round defeat against the Champion of Australian Open, Novak Djokovic, but delivered a great fight.
Nevertheless, over the sidelines of the ATP 500 tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in an interview with a sports1 reporter, the second-best German had unfurled his career ambition in 2020 alongside some acrimonious truth about his teammate Alexander Zverev, the second-youngest to rank among top ten.
During the interview, the German power baseliner had acknowledged that 2019 had been the best year of his career with two titles and a notable position in the ATP ranking, while the 29-year-old German did not disremember to mention that being a father for the first time had been a greater drive for him in 2019 adding, “everything is fine when you look at the little one.
” Aside from that, while being asked whether Zverev, who had been in the semi-final of a Grand-Slam for the first time of his life, could yield a breakthrough this year to seize his first Grand slam title, adding the 22-year-old young gun had to stomach a cascade of criticisms, Struff said, “After the ATP Cup, nobody expected Alexander Zverev to play well in Melbourne.
He had to take a lot of criticism, it was said that he was not developing his game, that he was not playing well enough at Grand Slams. That was a great answer from him now. It was very important for him, that can really push him again. ”