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31st TERRA WORTMANN OPEN June 15th to 23rd 2024

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Melo/Peers end the German title hopes

Otte/Struff lose both tie breaks in the semi finals

The 30th TERRA WORTMANN OPEN final is set - unfortunately without German participation. Despite a huge support of the fans, the wildcard players Oscar Otte and Jan-Lennard Struff lost in the semi-finals against the Brazilian-Australian combination Marcelo Melo and John Peers with 6:7(5) and 6:7(4).

The eye-level match had to be decided by tiebreaks in the end as neither player surrendered their service. In the first set, the score was 5:5 in the deciding game when Struff played a volley too long and gave Melo/Peers the first set point. Which was consistently used. In the second set, Otte/Struff led 4:1 in the tiebreak - and then failed to score a single point after that. Otte could not convert two serves into points, Melo/Peers finally closed the bag. The semi-final doubles had the attention that doubles matches should get more often. The Centre Court of the OWL Arena was better attended than it had been for a long time for a match between four tennis professionals. Unfortunately without luck for the German duo.

This means that the final on Sunday will be a duel between two Italians and the Brazilian-Australian doubles team. The opponents in the final are Simone Bolelli (37) and Andrea Vavassori (28). The Italians had eliminated Alexander Bublik/Borna Coric, Albano Olivetti/David Vega Hernandez and Andreas Mies and Marcelo Demoliner in the semi-finals. Bolelli/Vavassori have only been playing together this season since the start of the grass court tournaments. In 's-Hertogenbosch the previous week, however, they were unsuccessful: in round one they lost to Maxime Cressy and Fabrice Martin in two straight sets. Bolelli's regular partner is Fabio Fognini, while Vavassori usually plays with Demoliner or Andrea Pellegrino.

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Oscar Otte and Jan-Lennard Struff (l.) had to congratulate Marcelo Melo and John Peers. Photo: TERRA WORTMAN OPEN/Mathias Schulz