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Demonstration after a hesitant start: David Goffin smoothly to the next round at Roland Garros

David Goffin (ATP-9) in three sets, placed for the third round of the sixteenth finals of Roland-Garros. Our countryman had, however, a hesitant start against the 19-year-old Frenchman Corentin Moutet (ATP 143) but pulled themselves together after a 2-5-deficit in the first set, gave a true demonstration, and finished the job yet in three sets: 7-5, 6-0 and 6-1. The match lasted two hours and six minutes

What curse?

This counted David Goffin immediately with “the curse of court Suzanne-Lenglen”. It was on that ground that he last year, after all, hurt to the ankle and had to give up.

Goffin began to moderate in the competition and had to quickly chase after Moutet in the fourth game by the storage of the Belgian was gone. A long time seemed Moutet the first set of within to will get and at 4-5, he got a setbal on his storage. But Goffin worked the “set point” and resulted in a rebreak. Also the next two games grabbed Goffin, causing the first set still to the 27-year-old Also went 7-5.


In the second set went to Goffin on his elan. Moutet could not counter offer and after a little more than half an hour there was a dry 6-0 on the scoreboard. Also in the third set, there was no size on Goffin. Belgium’s best player picked up a whopping fifteen games in a row. Only at 4-0 could Moutet yet even his own opslagspel win. Then it brightened Goffin quickly the job and was in the third set, 6-1.

In the third round to take Goffin against the winner from the duel between the Slovaak Martin Klizan (ATP 117) and the Frenchman Gaël Monfils (ATP-37). A quarter final in 2016 will be Goffins best result at Roland-Garros.

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