Each day of Roland Garros Baseline will highlight one player's efforts for a job well done.

Daniel Altmaier continues his march at Roland Garros Only two days after winning his first-ever Grand Slam match by defeating Feliciano Lopez in straight sets, the 22-year-old has proved it wasn't a fluke.

In a second-round clash with No. 30 seed, Jan-Lennard Struff, Altmaier came out victorious, in straight sets, no less. The German came out of the qualifying rounds with three wins, marking his first time in a Grand Slam main draw.

"Personally I'm very happy because I was able to perform pretty well from the first point on," he said. "Today I knew it's going to be a very mental battle because it's going to depends who is going to take the intensity first."

After spending the past two months on the ATP Challenger Tour, he has not let opportunities at the highest level of tennis go to waste.


It's been a long road for Altmaier who has battled ab and shoulder injuries, and only a year ago he dropped out of the ATP rankings entirely. He is now at a career-high ranking of world No. 186 and is guaranteed to rise inside of the Top 150.

Altmaier will take on Matteo Berrettini for a place in the fourth round.

Fast Facts


The number of ranking spaces Altmaier is guaranteed to rise


The number of languages Altmaier speaks (English, German and Russian)


The number of sets the German has dropped in the main draw