Go Soeda surprises Jan-Lennard Struff 4-6 7-64 6-3 in the 1st round in Tokyo on Monday. Soeda will seek to keep on going in this event against Novak Djokovic or Alexei Popyrin in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that the German conquered in the 5th game (3-2) before winning the set (6-4).

2nd set.

Both players were too good on serve during this set and the fight went to the breaker. Finally, Go won the breaker at 4.

3rd set.

Soeda was pretty sharp at the beginning of the set after breaking Struff in the 1st game (1-0). Soeda improved his lead after breaking Jan-Lennard in the 9th (6-3) game before managing to win the set.

1st
Soeda
Struff
4-6
4
6
4
5
3
5
3
4
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Soeda
Struff
7-6
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
3rd
Soeda
Struff
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0

Statistics

Go won this match even if he scored less points than Jan-Lennard (90 vs. 92).

Soeda served pretty well to win 85% of the points (40/47) behind his first serve, and he won 53% points (24/45) on his second serve. Soeda was effective in converting 50% of the break points that he conquered (2/4). On the other side, the German was not so effective in converting his break points because he converted only 25% of his break points (1/4). That was one of the key issues for his loss.

After this match, the head to head between Soeda and Struff is 1-0 for Go.

Highlights Go Soeda vs. Jan-Lennard Struff Rakuten Japan Open – Tokyo

Next Match: Go Soeda vs. Novak Djokovic or Alexei Popyrin – stats

Soeda will compete against either Novak Djokovic or Alexei Popyrin in the 2nd round. The head to head is 0-0 vs. Novak Djokovic and 0-0 vs. Alexei Popyrin.

There is no head to head record between Go Soeda and Novak Djokovic since this will be the first time that they will face off at pro level.

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