Nieminen hammered a couple of sturdy nails in the Goffin
No injury apparent, Goffin's game was just all over the place. Movement was good, occasionally world class strokes but about 90% of the time unforced errors bonanza. Worse than what you see in a bad CH match.
Originally Posted by: Toni Nadal
Rafael has won more titles than Novak Djokovic, but speaking merely about tennis and about the game, Rafa has to be considered slightly lower than Djokovic. The Serb is such a good player that he is as close as you can get to Roger Federer
I'm not a Goffin fan but I was willing him to win at least one game as that was hard to watch.
Goffin's problem is that he is weaponless counter-puncher and Niemenen was far too crafty for him. He didn't give Goffin the pace he needs and worked him around the court. You could see Goffin panicking as the match went on and when he started forcing his shots, they usually went out.
It's hard to believe some on here think Goffin is the next big thing. His game is so one-dimensional.