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, he graduated from high school and is fluent in both German and English.
Reached a career high ranking no. 33 on 1st July 2019
Grand Slam record:
2nd round at the Australian Open (2018)
4th round at Roland Garros (2019)
3rd round at Wimbledon (2018/2019)
3rd round at the US Open (2018)
Reached eight times round of 16 at an ATP Masters
Four times in QF at an ATP 500 (Vienna, 2017 / Tokyo 2018 / Barcelona 2019 / Basel 2019)
In 2014 he reached his first ATP World Tour SFs in Marseille, Munich an Metz (all ATP 250)
Won five Challengers: Heilbronn, Stettin, Alphen (all clay), Orleans and Mons (both hard).
Seven Davis Cup Matches in Singles (four wins)
Three Davis Cup Matches in Doubles (three wins / with Tim Pütz)
Played the Semi-Finals in Doubles at the Australian Open (2018 / with Ben McLachlan)
Won the Japan Open (ATP 500) and Auckland (ATP 250) with Ben McLachlan
Won the Moselle Open (ATP 250) with Robert Lindstedt
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.
Former world-champion in Power Lifting, Uwe trains Struff since 2012. When the physiotherapist is not on tour with Jan-Lennard, he runs his own fitness studio in Kamen, Germany.
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