Jan-Lennard Struff was also unable to stop Germany’s negative run at this year’s Australian Open.
Melbourne – The 32-year-old, who had qualified for a place in the main draw, lost his opening match against American Tommy Paul 1:6, 6:7 (6:8) and 2:6. Struff was eliminated in first round for the eighth time in his ninth appearance in Melbourne. The six German professional tennis players who started had already failed the first hurdle on Monday. dpa