Big Gooch wins back to back matches for the first time since 1997 by beating Van der Merwe in 3 tight sets. Now goes on to play either Jones or Devvarman in the QF. Keep going champ.
To be fair on him he was winning matches back to back quite regularly before his injury. Good week for him and hopefully he can beat Devvarman. It was a very easy match for Gooch last time they played in Aptos last year.
Well done Gooch. Plays Michael Shabaz in the semis. Shabaz is a high ranked local college player who has been playing very well this week with wins over G.Lapentti, Harrison and Nishikori. Gooch played Shabaz three months ago and beat him 63 76.