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Old 03-24-2013, 11:09 AM   #24
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Default Re: Jan-Lennard Struff

Yeah I have seen Jan play quite a few times now, last time was live at the Australian Open qualies.
His results are totally unpredictable: On a good day he can blast top 100 guys off the court with his straight powerful shots, but on a bad day he can produce 50 unforced errors and lose to the number 600.

He's got a lot of potential, but consistency is definitely a major issue. Hopefully he can get that under control, otherwise I see him becoming another Lucas Rosol, which wouldn't be bad by any means but not astonishing either.

One aspect he should work on is his serve: For a 196cm tall guy he is missing a lot of serves long or into the net, so there's quite a bit of room for improvement. In particular his hitting arm is an a slightly awkward position at the trophy pose.

Shot selection is another thing: He often hits the backhand down the line, but misses like 3 out of ten long or into the net, or occasionally he gets countered cause he doesn't place it well.
Bottom line is, he goes for too much sometimes and is not patient enough.

Hopefully he can fulfil his potential and do some damage!
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