Thursday’s most spectacular match in the men’s tournament in Shanghai announces the confrontation between the Belgian David Goffin, who is in remarkable shape with the legendary Swiss Roger Federer, who is looking to win a new Masters series.
▪️The 28-year-old Belgian player is currently in 14th place in the ATP standings, being in a visible growth of form.
▪️His season was a mediocre one until the grass season, with no notable results, both on the hard and the clay.
▪️He made two finals in the summer, on the grass in Halle and on the hard drive in Cincinnati, where he was defeated by Roger Federer, respectively Daniil Medvedev.
▪️After reaching the finals of the US Open, he did remarkably well last week in Tokyo, where he reached the semifinals, and this week he had an exceptional career, passing at least sets of Richard Gasquet and Mikhail. Kukushkin, retired in the second set.
▪️The 38-year-old Swiss player is still in the top 5 of the ATP standings, being in 3rd place at the moment.
▪️He was extremely close to winning the 21st Grand Slam title, being dramatically defeated in the Wimbledon final by Novak Djokovic by 13-12 in the decisive set.
▪️He was defeated in the US Open tournament in the quarter-finals by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, and in the first round in Shanghai he passed at least sets of the Iberian Albert Ramos.
🎾 Direct meetings
▪️The two players have met so far 10 times, the score being 9-1 in favor of the Swiss, and the last match was held this year at the US Open, where Federer was extremely clear with 3-0 sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day David Goffin vs Roger Federer
Despite the extremely clear difference in the direct matches, David Goffin’s form recommends him to a very solid match in this tournament against the Swiss, having chances to win at least one set, his form in this tournament being extremely impressive, having the aggressive hits. from the back of the field and an excellent movement. It will be difficult to get a victory against the Swiss, but I expect a balanced match.
Prediction Today: D. Goffin +4.5 games