Tennis Point Exhibition Series: Hanfmann Takes The Lead

STARNBERG, May 2, 2020

Yannick Hanfmann remains unbeaten after Day 2 of the Tennis Point Exhibition Series held on indoor clay at the BASE Tennis Academy in Höhr-Grenzhausen. Following two wins on the opening day, the 28-year-old German added two more victories on Saturday.

In the match of the day between the tournament’s top two ranked players, Hanfmann defeated World No. 239 Dustin Brown 4-3 (7-4) 4-0. The World No. 143 from Karlsruhe capitalized on three of his five break point chances to secure victory in 55 minutes.

“It’s always fun to play against Dreddy and I felt good on the court this afternoon,” Hanfmann said after his fourth match win this weekend.

Hanfmann tested by Schmitz

Earlier in the day, Hanfmann recovered from a bumpy start to overcome Constantin Schmitz 0-4, 4-1, 4-1. Schmitz, a former college player and two-time ITA All-American as well as Tulane University Male Student-Athlete of the Year 2017-18, took the first set in only 12 minutes. Hanfmann found his rhythm with the start of the second set and fought back to finish the encounter after one hour and nine minutes.

It became a longer evening yesterday when I had to play a kind of a night session against Benjamin Hassan. So it was a bit of a cold start into the match this morning but Constantin made a good job. I recovered well and I am happy with the outcome,” Hanfmann said.

The Tennis Point Exhibition Series is a 12-day event divided into three sessions, the first running May 1-4. The second runs May 7-10; the third runs May 14-17. Is it the first time professional tennis players are competing in an organized event since the COVID-19 pandemic affected the tennis calendar beginning in early March. All matches are streamed online at Tennis Channel International.

Day 2 Results

Benjamin Hassan d. Constantin Schmitz, 4-3 (5), 4-3 (7)

Florian Broska d. Johannes Haerteis, 4-3 (6), 2-4, 4-1

Jan Choinski d. Jean-Marc Werner, 4-1, 4-0

Johannes Haerteis d. Benjamin Hassan, 4-1, 3-4 (3), 4-2

Dustin Brown d. Jan Choinski, 4-2, 4-1

Yannick Hanfmann d. Constantin Schmitz, 0-4, 4-1, 4-1

Florian Broska d. Jean-Marc Werner, 4-1, 4-2