David Goffin (ATP 22) Friday in Melbourne assesses the outlook for the Australian Open (14-27 January), the first grand slam tournament of the year, Monday start. The Also affects in the first round of the Chileen Christian Garin (ATP 86).
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“To be honest see I knew Garin was not”, opened Goffin the press conference. The Belgian number one had just finished a trainingspartij leader against the Japanese Kei Nishikori (ATP 9). “I’ve never seen play. I go in the next few days video his strengths and weaknesses analysis. But at this time, the opponent is not the most important. I focus on myself and on my game. These are the things I can control. I’ve had this season, only one official enkelmatch played (Goffin lost his first match in Doha against the Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis, ed.), so the trust is not large. I’m going to try my best to play game and to give everything. I watch it race by race.”
Goffin came during the draw in the tabelhelft of number one in the world, Novak Djokovic, rightly so. He can the Serb, meet in a possible quarter-final. “I’ve got my table there is something to be seen, because she showed when I got the tv set up,” said Goffin. “Against Djoko play in the eighth finals would be super, but I imagine there won’t be. I have no high expectations for this Australian Open. I’m going to of course try as far as possible, to get, but I stay modest. I have only one official duel played since the US Open last year, because the tournament is in Shenzhen I can count. The good news is that my shoulder is fully healed. I can one hundred percent save and feel nothing at fast spelwisselingen. I have spent the past week well trained with Thiem, Djoko and Steve (Darcis, eds.). Also today it went well in a contest of two hours to play Nishikori.”