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Rotterdam R2: Goffin def. Haase 5-7 6-4 6-4

Another messy win for David. Predictably got broken serving to stay in the first set but was able to rebound. It's his first ever quarterfinal here so that's good. Unfortunately he will go no further unless istomin pulls off a big upset

It has to b said that David is now pretty good at winning matches even when he isn't playing that well
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From what I saw in the 3rd set very good, competitive match. Haase can be really dangerous in Rotterdam, he had a good run once in the past there. Also great way to end this match by Goffin in the last point. Only 1st serve was off, he can improve it.

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Another messy win for David. Predictably got broken serving to stay in the first set but was able to rebound. It's his first ever quarterfinal here so that's good. Unfortunately he will go no further unless istomin pulls off a big upset

It has to b said that David is now pretty good at winning matches even when he isn't playing that well


In fact he played very well . Haase played well as well . The best match of tournament so far. It was tough match for both guys.
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It has to b said that David is now pretty good at winning matches even when he isn't playing that well
This has been thanks to a massive improvement in the mental over the past two years. After his streak in 2014, he consistently had problems with journeymen. These days, he's finally winning the matches he should be winning.

Having said that, he wasn't quite bad in the second and the third set. Some of the shotmaking was sublime, and point construction and variety was of the tennis IQ we have learned to associate him with. Literally had Haase on the ropes throughout the third set, finally breaking him in the penultimate game. Haase was using it all, from the crowd support (which was tepid for Goffin!) to his blistering forehand but in the end, David pulled through because he's the one with real fire in him - Haase is just another journeyman now.

EDIT: Glad there is another rematch with Dimitrov now. The more punches he takes, the stronger he'll get. He'll surely figure out a way to make a match of it. David's too clever to not make this match up more competitive than it is now - though Dimitrov, it seems for now will have the bulk of the wins.

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This has been thanks to a massive improvement in the mental over the past two years. After his streak in 2014, he consistently had problems with journeymen. These days, he's finally winning the matches he should be winning.

Having said that, he wasn't quite bad in the second and the third set. Some of the shotmaking was sublime, and point construction and variety was of the tennis IQ we have learned to associate him with. Literally had Haase on the ropes throughout the third set, finally breaking him in the penultimate game. Haase was using it all, from the crowd support (which was tepid for Goffin!) to his blistering forehand but in the end, David pulled through because he's the one with real fire in him - Haase is just another journeyman now.

EDIT: Glad there is another rematch with Dimitrov now. The more punches he takes, the stronger he'll get. He'll surely figure out a way to make a match of it. David's too clever to not make this match up more competitive than it is now - though Dimitrov, it seems for now will have the bulk of the wins.
Dimitrov might lose to Istomin.

But I agree a rematch would be nice. 3-0
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Re: Rotterdam R2: Goffin def. Haase 5-7 6-4 6-4

Despite this being the fourth time he's played this event, he only won his first match here this year. He lost in the first round in his other three attempts to win a match here so it's great for him to get to the QF at what is quite possibly his worst event in the last few years.

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Haase: 2/3
Goffin: 3/10

Credit to Haase, he played well and took his chances when he created them.

Amusingly enough Goffin only won 66% of his first serve points but won 72% of his second serve points.

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Re: Rotterdam R2: Goffin def. Haase 5-7 6-4 6-4

Although he is four years younger, Goffin is a much more matured player than Haase. The Dutchman played a good match, but his ranking doesn't lie.

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Re: Rotterdam R2: Goffin def. Haase 5-7 6-4 6-4

After watching the highlights, the biggest impression I get is that the converted SP of all 3 sets were 3 of the best points of the match. It's also remarkable that all 4 bottom-half semi finalists were born in the 90s, while top half are all in 80s.

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