Benjamin Bonzi Rain may have hampered play in the Netherlands early this week, but Stuttgart hasn't had
nearly as many issues. The second round of the German event is about to begin, and there are a couple of
matchups in the schedule that stand out. The men's fields have seen a lot of long, tight sets early in the grass court season.
On the quickest and slickest surface on which the sport is played, this is to be anticipated. This all-French matchup
should be no different, with both guys having an advantage in some fashion, both being at ease on the court
and boasting good serve-forehand combos.Bonzi is more agile and steady from the baseline than Rinderknech, who
has the more powerful serve. What interests me the most about this situation is that both individuals have brief
but impressive credentials in the grass. Both men have a good track record and qualified for Wimbledon last
Bonzi was eliminated in the second round by Marin Cilic, while Rinderknech battled Oscar Otte in a five-setter
that he eventually lost 13-12. Given that both players appear to be solid on the surface and have little in common
for both. Since previous grass season, Rinderknech and Bonzi have won over 75 percent of first serve points
50 percent of second serve points, and 89 percent and 87 percent of hold serve points, respectively. Denis Shapovalov and Otte
two large servers and aggressive players, are in another match that appears set to go over in a few ways.