COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Local qualifier Oscar Otte upset the seventh-seeded Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-3 at the Cologne Indoors on Monday, when spectator numbers were restricted due to rising coronavirus infections in the area.
The 142nd-ranked Otte hit five aces.
“It’s the coolest venue,” Otte said. “I’ve been to concerts here and now I’ve played here myself. My girlfriend was here, my best friends, too, just Mom and Dad couldn’t make it.”
Otte next faces Radu Albot, who defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.