Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jan-Lennard Struff - Italian Open Rome Tennis Prediction and Pick 5/11/24

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jan-Lennard Struff

Satuday, May 11, 2024

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Sixth-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas will face in-form Jan-Lennard Struff in an intriguing second-round match at the 2024 Italian Open Rome. The match is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2024. Here's our Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jan-Lennard Struff.

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After an inconsistent start to 2024, which led to Stefanos Tsitsipas exiting the world's Top 10 for the first time since 2019, the Greek has got his mojo back. Tsitsipas captured his first title of the season when he made his first pitstop on the European clay in Monte Carlo. It was also his third career title in Monaco. He came up short in his quest to collect back-to-back titles, losing to Casper Ruud in the Barcelona final. A fatigued Tsitsipas was overpowered by Thiago Monteiro in his most recent tournament in Madrid. The 25-year-old should be fully recharged for the Italian Open, but he has drawn one of the toughest unseeded players to begin his campaign.

That man is Jan-Lennard Struff, who is the form of his life. Struff, like Tsitsipas, is an ATP champion at this year's European clay swing. The German became the third-oldest first-time winner on tour when he lifted the BMW Open trophy in Munich last month, although his six-match undefeated run came to a screeching halt against Carlos Alcaraz in Madrid. It hasn't taken him long to return to winning ways. Struff took down Argentina's Pedro Cachin 6-4, 6-4 in Rome to reach the second round.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jan-Lennard Struff Head-To-Head

• Tsitsipas leads Struff 4-3 in seven career meetings.

• Remarkably, Struff leads 2-1 on clay, having beaten the Greek in last year's Madrid quarterfinals.

• Tsitsipas is 10-2 on clay in 2024, while Struff is 9-2 on the same surface this season.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jan-Lennard Struff Prediction

This should be a cracking contest. Struff is one of the best servers on tour and is on a roll right now. The same can be said of Tsitsipas, who hit a purple patch after a tough start to 2024. The Greek's defeat to Monteiro in Madrid can be attributed to fatigue, and the altitude conditions favored the hard-hitting Brazilian. I expect Tsitsipas to respond here. He'll get a bit more time to get into his return games. In six ATP meetings between them, the first set has had at least ten games, and this could be a great way to exploit the market here as there won't be many service breaks.

Recommended bet: Over 9.5 total games in the first set

Nur’s Pick Over 9.5 total games in the first set

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