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Re: David Goffin's Match Discussion Thread

He actually played a good match against Raonic today. I really enjoy the way he plays. Too bad he didn't win. It basically came down to a (really) bad service game in the first and third set.

I'm really excited for what's next. With some good draws he could go far in other tournaments as well.
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Re: David Goffin's Match Discussion Thread

Because there is usually a seperate thread for all his matches, here are the ones from Miami and IW:

IW R2: David Goffin d. Frances Tiafoe
IW R3: David Goffin d. Guido Pella
IW R4: David Goffin d. Stan Wawrinka
IW QF: David Goffin d. Marin Cilic
IW SF: Milos Roanic d. David Goffin

Miami R2: David Goffin d. Marcel Granoller
Miami R3: David Goffin d. Viktor Troicki
Miami R4: David Goffin d. Horacio Zeballos
Miami QF: David Goffin d. Gilles Simon
Miami SF: Novak Djokovic d. David Goffin

About today's match: Goffin was doing very well in the first, but collapsed a bit in the second while Novak was the other way around. Especially on important points Goffin failed to win the points in both sets. Both had trouble with the heat it seemed, but Goffin will reach his highest ranking so far when the new rankings are published! Let's hope he'll continue in his good form and get some more top10 wins.

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SF Perugia CH
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W New Delhi CH (w/S.K), W Caltanissetta CH*, Marburg CH (w/Diadochi)
F Busan CH* (w/Diadochi)
R3 Miami ATP1000 (w/Seydis)

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W: Hopman Cup (w/Diadochi & Goffan)
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Re: David Goffin's Match Discussion Thread

Goffin's net game needs serious improvement.

As one of the most creative players currently on tour, I fully understand he's probably more confounded by choices than other players when he has to close the point, but dear David, at that point, the only thing that matters is closing the deal. All you have to do is hit it as hard and fast as you can away from the player instead of feeding a sitter to the opponent so he can start a new rally. Novak had already given up. Winning that point should have turned the whole match around. Instead losing that point played on your mind and you served weakly and lost the tiebreak. Hope this lesson goes deep into him, and he doesn't make the same mistake in the future. With top players, its these little errors that can cost the match as it did.

Who knows how motivated David would have been if he'd won the 1hr 15 min long first set? In the second set, he looked clearly jaded.

Secondly, with regards to another aspect of his net game, somehow is timing and body position didn't look good at all. I don't know if its a technical problem (not able to change grips?) but his volleys (apart from that gorgeous drop volley) sucked.

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Apart from net game, his endurance still needs some work should he desire to hang around the top ten for long. He has the game, but he needs the body to go with it.

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Still, very proud with all he has achieved so far this season. The victory over Stan has surely lifted his confidence. Hopefully a few more such wins and his mental strength should improve by several notches.

Thanks for a fab IW-Miami run, David!!!
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Re: David Goffin's Match Discussion Thread

Well that was a close one... Saving 1 MP he beats Verdasco. A match with some very good shots and some really terrible ones. Overall not consistent but good enough when it counted.

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SF Perugia CH
Doubles:
W New Delhi CH (w/S.K), W Caltanissetta CH*, Marburg CH (w/Diadochi)
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R3 Miami ATP1000 (w/Seydis)

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Re: David Goffin's Match Discussion Thread

Totally forgot Goffin had a match today. Came here and saw that scoreline. The good thing is that Goffin is showing some fighting spirit and doesn't give up. Great to see.

The rest of the tournament will be intersting.
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Re: David Goffin's Match Discussion Thread

Granollers is his next opponent.. Zverev is out.. Should be simpler but you never know

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SF Perugia CH
Doubles:
W New Delhi CH (w/S.K), W Caltanissetta CH*, Marburg CH (w/Diadochi)
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R3 Miami ATP1000 (w/Seydis)

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Re: David Goffin's Match Discussion Thread

So I just saw a surprising result:

Boodles Exhibition: Goffin def. Djokovic 6-3 7-5
I know it's just an exhibition, but with Goffin's record against top 10, that's still pretty surprising and a lot more reassuring for Wimbly than his preparation tournaments. Seems he wasted two (easy) MP but then played an amazing point to get 3 MP and finishes it.

(article in Dutch and at the bottom video of the match with commentary in English: Goffin klopt Djokovic voor het eerst in demonstratiewedstrijdje)

TT Best Results: 2016
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SF Perugia CH
Doubles:
W New Delhi CH (w/S.K), W Caltanissetta CH*, Marburg CH (w/Diadochi)
F Busan CH* (w/Diadochi)
R3 Miami ATP1000 (w/Seydis)

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W: Hopman Cup (w/Diadochi & Goffan)

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Not the best couple of tournaments for Goffin, losing matches he should have won easily...
Looks like he'll have to forget about that top10 for a while if he keeps playing like this..

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SF Perugia CH
Doubles:
W New Delhi CH (w/S.K), W Caltanissetta CH*, Marburg CH (w/Diadochi)
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R3 Miami ATP1000 (w/Seydis)

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Goffin is into R3 of the Aus Open after a very shaky first round and a solid second round. Despite the Austrialian being his worst slam due to the heat I hope he can go a bit further to prove to himself he can do it and that he belongs in the top 10/20. His first AusOpen R3? Coming on the heels of his first win over Murray (yes yes in an exhibition, but still). Hopefully a promise of a good year
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Re: David Goffin's Match Discussion Thread

Will he play DC?

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Will he play DC?
Nope, he said he was too tired after AusOpen..
Looks like you guys will have an easy win..
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