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Miami R4: Goffin def. Zeballos 75 63

Is it just me or has Goffin gotten quite a bit of definition? His abs are looking delish
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Re: Miami R4: Goffin def. Zeballos 75 63

Been an awesome month for Goffin. And has a great chance to score 2 consecutive Masters SFs

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Miami R4: [15] Goffin def. [LL] Zeballos 7-5 6-3

Easy peasy.

Simon/Pouille next, great chance for him to make back-to-back Masters SFs.

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Expected. Gets Simon or Pouille for a chance at his second straight masters SF!
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Re: Miami R4: Goffin def. Zeballos 75 63

I only watched a MP and it was great point finished by winner.
Goffin statistics - 27 winners/ 13 unforced errors.
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Re: Miami R4: Goffin def. Zeballos 75 63

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Re: Miami R4: Goffin def. Zeballos 75 63

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Expected. Gets Simon or Pouille for a chance at his second straight masters SF!
Both Frenchmen lead H2H 1-0 against Goffin...

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Re: Miami R4: Goffin def. Zeballos 75 63

Pouille's win was this year, but David is playing a lot better than he was in the beginning of the year so I think he has a good chance there.
Simon would be harder, but the same there, David is on fire so he has a good chance to win that one too.

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Re: Miami R4: Goffin def. Zeballos 75 63

A step down from yesterday's GOAT level for Goffin but very solid nonetheless

It matters much that he has two levels - he had to grind it out in the first set as he was sluggish and Zeballos was hitting the targets, but Goffin turned it around in the last game. Second was more business like with 2 breaks of serve.

AS for Zeballos, what an inspired run!

Business end of Miami now with his first QF. Good luck!

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Re: Miami R4: Goffin def. Zeballos 75 63

Talented player taking advantage of a favorable draw. Very happy to see back to back QF results at masters for Goffin, has a great shot at the SF with the way he's been playing. I hope that results like this will instill a greater sense of self-belief, he's a great player to watch.

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Talented player taking advantage of a favorable draw. Very happy to see back to back QF results at masters, has a great shot at the SF with the way he's been playing. I hope that results like this will settle him now, he's a great player to watch.
Wait, wait.
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David Goffin is charming he is a handsome young man and a damn good tennis player. Muffin continues to surprise me he really has improved on the hard courts. Remember hard is not Muffin best surface it is clay.
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Wait, wait.
"Goffin is a Pusher" squad hasn't turned up yet
I don't even understand that label, he's not even that great defensively unlike Simon who really is a pusher in the truest sense of the word. Goffin plays a lot like Nishikori but his strokes are similar to Simon's that's where the comparison ends. MWW says he's a cross between Nishikori and Ferrer/Simon and I agree with that assessment. He has excellent shotmaking abilities and if he had more conviction, he'd score more wins again the top 10.

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I don't even understand that label, he's not even that great defensively unlike Simon who really is a pusher in the truest sense of the word. Goffin plays a lot like Nishikori but his strokes are similar to Simon's that's where the comparison ends. MWW says he's a cross between Nishikori and Ferrer/Simon and I agree with that assessment. He has excellent shotmaking abilities and if he had more conviction, he'd score more wins again the top 10.
I don't think he's a defensive player naturally like either Ferrer or Simon. Goffin is always trying to create angles and go for his shots - he can surely hit flat and deep with speed when he takes the ball early though his lack of height and natural power (though he has timing) makes him push the opponent back with top-spins before he opens the court for his shots. But he does NOT rely on the opponents UEs to win his points though he's varied enough in ability to occasionally try that strategy against players who are uncomfortable with grinding (like Raonic) but it won't work against Simon/Ferrer.

Having said that, today we did see some great defense () in the second set - but if it comes down to a pushfest, I give Simon the edge tomorrow. Goffin will have to think more creatively against Gilles. I think his gift is in his timing of his ground strokes that adds to his variety and his On-Court IQ that lets him study the match and try new gameplans if one strategy is not working. But his defense is not even close to Nishikori's. Nishikori's return game is superlative, Goff is still developing that.
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Re: Miami R4: Goffin def. Zeballos 75 63

Right result.

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