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Patna : World No 56 in latest ATP rankings released on October 1, 2018, Jan -Lennard Struff, 28, Germany, stunned World No 6 and former US Open Champion Marin Cilic, 30, Croatia, in the first round of Japan Open Tennis Championship, Tokyo, on October 2, 2018. Japen Open is an ATP 500 event.

Jan -Lennard Struff beat Cilic 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 to move into the Round of 16. Cilic fired 13 Aces in the match to 9 by Janf. But, Cilic also committed 5 double faults to 3 by Jan. Both the players won 3 break points each.

Winner of three Grand Slam singles titles and World No 74 Stan Wawrinka, 33, Switzerland, defeated World No 60 Taylor Fritz, 20,  USA, 6 -3, 6-4 to enter the Round of 16. Wawrinka fired 10 Aces in the match to 7 by Fritz. Both the players committed 2 double faults each. But, Wawrinka won two break points.

World No 25 Richard Gasquet, 32, France, beat World No 65 Denis Kuda, USA, 7-6, 6-3 to enter the Round of 16. Kudla committed 3 double faults in the match. Kuda, however, fired 9 Aces to 7 by Gasquet in the match. Gasquet won 2 break points while Kudla won just 1.

World No 42 Jeremy Chardy, 31, France, beat World No 40 Damir Dzumhur, 26, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to enter the Round of 16. Chardy fired 10 Aces in the match to 6 by Dzumhur. Both the players committed 4 double faults each. But, Chardy won 5 break points to 3 by Dzumhur.

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