Duel between Haas and Struff at a tournament in Berlin

Berlin (dpa) – There is a wonderful German tennis duel between Tommy Haas and Jan-Lennard Struff during the second invitation tournament on Friday in Berlin.

As the organizers said, 42-year-old Haas and 30-year-old Struff will face each other in the quarterfinals. Struff is currently the German number two, the former world ranking second Haas has stepped down three years ago and is making a short comeback in Berlin. He had his last professional loss in 2017 in Kitzbühel against Struff. In the semi-finals, the winner Dominic Thiem from Austria, third in the world rankings, meets who won the grass tournament in the Steffi Graf stadium.

The women’s final between Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic and Jelina Switolina from Ukraine, who was canceled on Wednesday due to rain, will take place on Friday as the second game in Tempelhof, followed by the meeting between Struff and Haas.

The hard court tournament in a hangar of the former Tempelhof airport will be opened by talent Jannik Sinner from Italy and the Russian Karen Khachanov (11.30 am). The world rankings-15. instead of Italian Matteo Berrettini, who only wanted to contest the grass tournament and was there in the final. The winner of this meeting is the association with the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.

The ladies also have a German quarter-final duel between Andrea Petkovic and Alexandra Vecic. The junior replaces the injured Julia Görges and would surprisingly win the two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitova on Saturday. On Friday, the Dutch Kiki Bertens meets the Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, then the winner is Switolina.

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