Tennis pro Oscar Otte missed the chance for an early victory for the German Davis Cup team in the opening game of the group stage against France.
In the duel between the world number 52. Otte and the French number 47 in the world in the Rothenbaum tennis stadium, Mannarino was more ripped off. The left-hander sometimes acted faster and showed the weaknesses of the man from Cologne, who was last eliminated in the first round of the US Open.
Struff had previously put the German Davis Cup team in the lead in front of the injured Alexander Zverev. Born in Warsteiner, he defeated Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi 6:4, 2:6, 7:5 after defending against two match points.