His junior years brought limited success, but the ambition still burned brightly. He admired Pete Sampras above all – his serve, his aggressive play, his volleying, and armed with it all he ventured on to the tour.
‘It was tough, really tough and it took all my commitment and focus to remain steady,’ Struff said. ‘I am really proud of my journey so far and I am still trying for more. Every player starts from zero and many players don’t make it. I’m really pleased all the hard work I put in made me reach a lot of aims and hopefully helps me to reach more.