Dominic Stricker earned an announcement win on the Intesa Sanpaolo Subsequent Gen ATP Finals Tuesday when he defeated third seed Jack Draper 4-3(5), 4-3(5), 4-3(5) in his opening Crimson Group match.
The 20-year-old produced a formidable serving efficiency contained in the Allianz Cloud, swinging his lefty serve out extensive to pin Draper deep. Stricker fired 14 aces, confirmed good contact across the web and held his nerve within the essential moments to triumph after 88 minutes.
Stricker is making his debut in Milan this week. Nevertheless, he took little time adjusting to the improvements and guidelines in place on the 21-and-under occasion, together with the first-to-four, best-of-five set format and one sit-down per set.
Stricker, who squandered 4 match factors on Draper’s serve at 2-3 within the third set, now holds a 1-0 report in Crimson Group. He’ll play Lorenzo Musetti, additionally a victor on Day 1, in his second match on Wednesday. Draper will look to get off the mark when he faces Chun-Hsin Tseng.
Earlier this season, the World No. 111 Stricker clinched two ATP Challenger Tour titles and earned 4 High 40 wins. Stricker opened his shoulders all through the conflict in opposition to Draper, dictating factors together with his fearsome forehand.
Draper began the 12 months at No. 265 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings however arrived in Milan at a career-high No. 41. The 20-year-old reached the quarter-finals at an ATP Masters 1000 occasion in Montreal, earlier than he upset Felix Auger-Aliassime en path to the third spherical on the US Open.
Did You Know?
Stricker is the primary participant to win three consecutive tie-breaks within the historical past of the Intesa Sanpaolo Subsequent Gen ATP Finals.
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