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Sobering for Goffin after stunt against Nadal: earlier this pandoering of Dimitrov

David Goffin (ATP 8) in the ATP Finals in London not continued to knit his handsome victory against Rafael Nadal of last Monday. Our fellow got in his second match at the unofficial world championship a big bolwassing of the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (ATP 6). It was a whopping 6-0, 6-2. Goffin is, however, not yet turned off, but now he needs his next match against Dominic Thiem (ATP 4) win.

David Goffin had a lot of confidence in his opening match of Group A against Rafael Nadal. He defeated the number one of the world with 7-6, 6-7 and 6-4, and Wednesday afternoons all places for the semi-finals of the ATP Finals as he has Dimitrov in two sets could beat. Easier said than done, because of the seven match against Bulgarian could Goffin in the past, but the one win.

“He owns a few strokes which to me is always difficult,” sounded the advance to be careful with Goffin. And the fear of the Also soon became a reality. From the first point to grasp Dimitrov our compatriot by the throat. The number six of the world beat is more aggressive, more precise,harder and more sophisticated than Goffin. And that resulted in a game of one-way traffic. Goffin, with taped knee, had to sit by and watch how he both his service as that of Dimitrov’t stand a chance. Also because the best tennis-Belgian of all time never its normal level, which is impressive. The strong service that Nadal Monday as a hurt, remained behind. Also in the rallies made Goffin simply too many unforced errors. And as our fellow countryman than a few handsome succeed combined, collided, he, again and again, a great response from the Bulgarian. After just 28 minutes was a dry 6-0 on the scoreboard.

Also in the second set gave the audience at the O2 Arena a game of one-way traffic for the choose. Dimitrov went straight through the storage of a discouraged Goffin and sailed to 3-0. Only in the tenth game of the match and managed Goffin managed to get on the scoreboard to get: 3-1. A mental boost which led to a rise in the level of the Belgian. But the explosion came too late. The Beckham of Bulgaria (read here his portrait) was not going to be the large gap of his hands to slip. At 5-2 in the second set he went for the second time by the storage of Goffin. 6-0, 6-2. Solid numbers after only 1 hour and 14 minutes.

“Sometimes you have those days that everything you try will succeed. This was one of those games. I moved very well and each ball flew perfectly”, analyzed Dimitrov afterwards.

Dimitrov, who also has his first match won by Dominic Thiem, may itself prepare for the semi-finals. That semi-final is also still possible for David Goffin, but he must Friday night (21h) his last team contest, however, winning his Austrian friend. Thiem will play later that day against Pablo Carreno Busta, in the place of the injured Rafael Nadal. In the other group, could Roger Federer (ATP 2), as the first all places for the semi-finals.

Relive the match here phase by phase.

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