Koepfer and the Finnish talent Emil Ruusuvuori (23) delivered in sentence one exciting match, but in which both players with their own surcharge fleshed and a break. Consequently, the decision in Tiebreak, which the German won with 7: 3. Ruusuvuori countered strongly, increased at the beginning of the second set and quickly led 3: 0. The pass took the Finn finally with 6: 2 and then switched in the sixth gear.
That was too much for Koepfer, who was literally overrun and at the end with 7: 6, 2: 6, 0: 6 had to see. Koepfer s curse continues to hold on. Since his Olympics in Tokyo in the third round against Pablo Carreno-Busta, he did not come out about the first round at no tournament – he was in Toronto, Cincinnati, Winston Salem, the US Open, San Diego and now also Indian Wells at the start.
Better ran the kick-off in Indian Wells for Struff, which prevailed against Daniel Elahi Galan Riveros from Colombia with 7: 6 (7: 4), 6: 3. In the 2nd round, the 31-year-old meets the Italian Fabio Fognini set at point 25.