Jan-Lennard started playing tennis at the age of 6 with his parents, Dieter and Martina, who are both tennis coaches. Jan-Lennard’s favorite surface is clay and while he is an all-court player, his favorite shot is backhand. His team is comprised of tennis coach Carsten Arriens along with Uwe Liedtke who is in charge of Jan-Lennard’s strength and conditioning.
He is determined and ambitious to continue improving his game while continuing to be a gentleman on and off the court. In his spare time, Jan-Lennard loves watching soccer and enjoys reading books. Jan-Lennard’s childhood tennis idol was Pete Sampras and his favorite tournament is Roland Garros. Prior to turning professional, Jan-Lennard graduated from high school and is fluent in both German and English.
Reached a career high ranking no. 46 on 27th Oktober 2014
In 2014, he reached his first ATP World Tour SF at Marseille (l. to Tsonga), having beaten Guez, Benneteau and Llodra.
Qualified for Munich, reaching SFs (l. to Fognini)
Reached Semi-Final at ATP Tournament in Metz (l. to Goffin), having beaten Lajovic, Chardy and Kohlschreiber.
Runner-up at Bergamo Challenger (l. to Bolelli)
Won five Challengers: in Heilbronn, Stettin Alphen (all clay), Orleans and Mons (both hard).
This Event Points: 20, ATP Ranking: 49, Prize Money: €10,060
He has coached several players including Andreas Beck, Louk Sorensen and Alexander Waske. From 2013 to February 2015 he was captain of the German Davis Cup team.
Ex World-champion in Power Lifting, Uwe trains Struff since 2012.
When he is not touring, he runs his own fitness studio in Kamen, Germany.
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