David Goffin (ATP 21) is there on Tuesday not succeeded in the first round to survive at the ATP tournament in Rotterdam (hard/1.961.160 euro). The person from liege, the eighth seed, needed one hour and 48 minutes in two sets (7-6 (7/5) 7-5) are beaten against Frenchman Gaël Monfils (ATP 33). It is for Goffin already the third tournament in 2019, in which he has his first match loses. Only at the Australian Open, he knew the three parties to maintain.
On new year’s day in Doha went wrong against the Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis (ATP 105), while last week in Montpellier the Serbian Filip Krajinovic (ATP 70) to strongly proved.
In Rotterdam, where Goffin in 2017, the final lost against the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and last year in the semi-final against the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov had to give up after he has a ball in his eye was Gaël Monfils is the culprit. The Frenchman won the first set after a tiebreak (7-6 (7/5), but looked in the second set initially at a disadvantage. Monfils pulled themselves together, however, broke two times by the service of Goffin and served the party at his first matchpunt off at 7-5.
Goffin was the only Belgian on the main table in Rotterdam.