David Goffin (ATP 11) goes through to the semi-finals of the Masters 1.000 tournament of Cincinnati (5.669.360 dollar). In the American city he took Friday in the quarter-finals a true victory in two tiebreaks against the Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro (ATP 3). After a little more than 2 hours of play, the final score 7-6 (7/5) 7-6 (7/4) on the board.
Earlier in the day eliminated Goffin in the third round of the South African Kevin Anderson (ATP 6) in 1 hour and 16 minutes with 6-2 and 6-4. In the semi-finals take the 27-year-old, as Also against the Zwitster Roger Federer (ATP 2).
“It was a tough day”, had the Belgian number one to admit after his duel with Del Potro. “There was a lot of intensity in the match and a tactical solution found was not always easy. Eventually I was able to do the two tiebreaks to win to advance to the semi-finals.”
In the last four awaits, however, Federer, the current number two in the world. “He always plays well in Cincinnati. The are quick jobs and it feels really good. It is certainly a tough race. It is always special to against Federer to play. I must however concentrate on my own game,” decided Goffin.
Mertens punch through to the semi-finals doubles
Elise Mertens in Cincinnati, together with the Dutch Demi Schuurs placed for the semi-finals of the doubles. Mertens and Schurrs beat the Czechs Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova after 1 hour and 18 minutes in two sets (6-4 and 6-1). In the semi-finals come Mertens and Schuurs against Sabrina Santamaria and Kaitlyn Christian.