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Goffin receives wildcard at 's-Hertogenbosch

How far can he go in this tournament considering the field is pretty average. mostly clay court players. His record is 2-1 on grass losing in the qualifiers last year in Wimbledon.
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Q1 Lukas Rosol (CZE) 85 W 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Q2 Uladzimir Ignatik (BLR) 160 W 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
Q3 Igor Sijsling (NED) 188 L 6-7(7), 3-6, 6-4, 5-7

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How far can he go in this tournament considering the field is pretty average. mostly clay court players. However, i think this is his first grass court match.
It's not. He lost in the Wimbledon qualifier last year.
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A lot will depend on his draw. As of now, the field consists of Ferrer, Troitski, Haase, Melzer, Falla, Ferrero ... So I don't think the field is average as the OP claims. If he gets to the QF, it would be great. Anything more would be cream.

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Expectations shouldn't be too high for him here. As we all know the confirmation of a good run is always very difficult, not to mention he isn't really an experienced grass court player. Good to get some grass play before Wimbledon, smart move. I am very curious what he Will do here.
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As for Mugray, what can be said? A disgusting human being, and awful player, and a choking pushing mug. He looks like a kemo patient, bald spots, hairless legs, pasty blotchy skin, busted teeth, and an ugly, snarling face. Typical antics all came out in this match: faking injuries, grimacing and cursing, trying to peg Fed, trying to start drama, undeserved final based on an exhausted old man and a joke draw.

I'm no Fakervic fan but he needs to save tennis, sadly tree trunk legs will be fresh. Interesting he's never questioned....
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Goffin has an all-court game, in my opinion, and I think he could win a match or two.

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Consider yourself lucky you are not infected with Pocahontas ones I can give you and advice or two..
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Andrew Castle tipped him as an outsider for Wimbledon

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Now I feel as though I am beginning to be infected with Gifitis
If you are worried about Gifitis do NOT go over to the women's equivalent of this site.
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Not a great record on the surface in juniors, by the way: 5-3.

Wins over Kaczynski, Netuschil, Easton, Struff, Wachiramanowong.
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