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Surprise of size: heat wipes out David Goffin, Belgian off in second round of Australian Open

He had hoped to get a semi-final in Australia, but it was not for David Goffin (ATP 7). Our compatriot was among the lead heat at the Australian Open, with temperatures up to 39 degrees Celsius, and lost in the second round of the 36-year-old Julien Benneteau (ATP 59). It was 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 and 7-6 (4).

The match eventually took 2 hours and 54 minutes, but has not started great for our countryman. According to the organization, he is not Belgian, but a German…

Goffin had it not come hard, and wrote the first set easily (6-1). Benneteau hung the signs in the two set via a tiebreak at the same height (7-6 (7/5)). The Frenchman went on the same elan, and Goffin came in the third set, not (6-1). In the fourth set seemed to Benneteau on the way to profit, and Also had two match balls saved. Goffin won a tiebreak from the fire, but had to this final are several recognise in his French opponent 7-6 (7/4)).

Benneteau looks on in the third round, Fabio Fognini (ATP 27) in the eyes. The Italian counted in the second round in four sets (2-6, 6-3, 6-4, and 6-1) with the Russian, Evgeny Donskoy (ATP 72).

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