Jan-Lennard Struff has lost his semi-final at the ATP tournament in Auckland. As a result, the 29-Year-old missed his first participation in the final in new Zealand. Struff lost to the British Cameron Norrie 5:7, 6:4, 3:6. To 1:54 hours turned Norrie at net, his first match ball after his opponent had lost in the third set early on the serve.

Struffs defeat out of watching Philipp Kohlschreiber from the stands. The 35-Year-old had previously lost his semi-final 4:6, 2:6 against tennys Sandgren from the USA, took just 71 minutes on his third match ball. For Kohlschreiber, it would have been the third final in Auckland. In 2013, he was here last in the final, and in 2008 he had won the tournament.

The ATP tournament in Auckland as the last preparation tournament before the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, the Australian Open in Melbourne. In new Zealand, the participants can win prize money in the amount of 528 000 dollars.

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