David Goffin (ATP 8) for a stunt taken care of at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. He won his first poulewedstrijd on the unofficial world championship against the world’s number one Rafael Nadal (ATP 1) after 2u37 in three sets: 7-6, 6-7 and 6-4. Goffin showed in the second set of four match balls, but made it good in the third and deciding set. After the defeat was Rafael Nadal, announced that he forfeit the rest of the Masters.
Goffin began immediately well in the competition. He gave one break away early in the first set, so did Nadal. A tiebreaker decided on the first set, who took out Goffin in after just an hour: after 56 minutes, he beat the 7-6 (7-5) on the board. Goffin steams in the second set by a 3-5, but with four match balls in the bag he was still unintentionally exciting: Nadal showed himself to be a bijtertje and worked them one by one. The second set went to Nadal and after a tiebreak.
The third set would bring the decision, and that was Nadal bite despite a 1-4 disadvantage. He came back to 4-5, but then took a Goffin his first victory ever against the Spaniard and number one in the world within: 4-6, game set and match after 2u41 play.
“This was a tough match, because Nadal is of course one of the toughest opponents in the world. It is mentally difficult to go against such a person. I am glad that I have the key I have found to defeat him, it’s extra special to be here,” said Goffin after his first win against Rafael Nadal.
“It was difficult to come back after four match balls wegwerkte. But that was not such a disaster. I just wanted to keep going in the third set, and my own game to continue to play. That I am the first Belgian here, ben, is also special. I see here Belgian flags, so I’m proud to be standing here. But of course, it is not over yet,” said a dolgelukkige Goffin after the match.
For Rafael, however, to have passed. The Spanish number one of the world confirmed after the defeat that he is a point behind its season. He traveled all slightly injured to the ATP World Tour Finals, and has too much burden of the knee. The Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta (ATP-10) takes as a first reserve place.
“I knew that it is difficult went. I have a lot of trouble and everything is done in order to play, but I’m clearly not capable of”, said Nadal after the match. “To be honest, it is a miracle that I Goffin to a third set, I was able to force,” said Nadal.
He shrugged to his own words, “not much fun” out of the race Monday. “The problem is the pain”, it sounds. “I have a lot of pain and it doesn’t to have enough power in my strokes to get to normally play,” said the Spaniard. “I think I have a better end had earned from my season, but it’s true. I am to the utmost, knowing that it’s my last race of the season would be. Even if I had won, I would myself have withdrawn.” Nadal hopes now to be able to prepare for the start of next season.
In Group A, the group of David Goffin, has won the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (ATP 6) in his match against Dominic Thiem (ATP 4). Dimitrov is also the next opponent of David Goffin, who match state Wednesday on the program. The first two of each group qualify for the semi-finals. The winner follows in the hall of fame the Scotsman Andy Murray.