“It is incredible to be allowed to stand. I’m very happy,” says an enthusiastic David Goffin. The 26-year-old Also allowed for the first time in his career to participate in the ATP Finals. In the so-called Masters battle the eight best players of the year. Goffin, who the number 8 is of the world, was in the Pete Sampras group selected at random and is Monday night against Rafael Nadal, the world number 1 and winner of Roland Garros and the US Open.
“The year will finish in the top 8 of the ATP and competing at the Masters is a big premiere for me,” said Goffin the day after the news bekendraakte that he was against Nadal will take office. “It’s like a dream! I must admit that I after my injury at Roland Garros do not really believe in. I have Wimbledon to me should pass, but I worked hard on my comeback and I have two titles in Asia (Shenzhen and Tokyo ed.). I am very proud.”
For David Goffin, the cards are not too badly shaken in London. Rafael Nadal has troubles still with his right knee since his defeat against Roger Federer in the final of the ATP Masters 1000 in Shanghai. Besides Nadal there are also the Austrian Dominic Thiem (ATP 4) and the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (ATP 6) in the Belgian in the group. Thiem after his loss against Juan Martin Del Potro (ATP 11) in the eighth finals of the US Open, no pots more broken.
Goffin was in the eighth-finals of the ATP tournament in Paris-Bercy the thumbs against the Frenchman Julien Benneteau. “I was at the end of my Latin, in Bercy and Benneteau was in great shape. He has also Tsonga and Cilic defeated. I’ve tried to recover and to me as well as possible to prepare. I go every moment enjoy and my best game present. I think everything is possible in this group. Last year I was as a substitute against Djokovic play. Now I will have at least three races can play, and I will my experience of last year in my advantage to try to play,” added Goffin again.
Nadal: “I hope that my knee position”
Rafael Nadal (ATP 1), which is Sunday in the O2-Arena, the trophy of the ATP handed over received for his first place on the world ranking, is on alert for the Belgian number one. The two fought earlier this year, duels of the Masters 1,000 in Monte-Carlo and Madrid.
“After what befell him at Roland-Garros (Goffin had by an ankle injury specify in the third round), was really unfair was that he not have been attending,” said Nadal, who has a vette kluif had to Goffin in Madrid, at the beginning of may. “I am very glad to see that he is well recovered and that he again plays well. I hope he’s coming Monday is not just good plays, but he is clearly back to 100 percent, and he deserves to be here.”
Rafael Nadal himself is not quite fighting fit at the start of his 13th season finale. The winner of Roland-Garros and the US Open is facing a month with an injury to the right knee, which him ten days ago was forced to default to give for the quarterfinals of the Masters 1.000 tournament of Paris-Bercy. The number one in the world will everything from the cabinet to shine on the only tournament of significance that is still missing on his illustrious cv.
“I hope my knee holds up. But if I were to not believe in, I would not be here. My form is good enough to have my opportunities to be able to defend. And I don Roger (Federer) not to beat to have enough confidence to do it. I have plenty of matches won with confidence on the job. But it would be great to round off the year with a final match against him.”