David Goffin (ATP 23) on Thursday failed to qualify for the third round (eighth-finals) of the ATP Masters 1.000 tournament in Rome (clay/5.207.405 euro). The Also lost after one hour and nineteen minutes of tennis in two sets (6-4 and 6-2) of the Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro (ATP 9), the seventh seed.
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In a gelijkopgaande first set had Goffin twice the storage abandonment, he could del Potro on the other hand but once breaken and so went the first set with 6-4 to the Spaniard. In the second set and lost our compatriot immediately his storage, and he never really in his game. Del Potro sailed through to 6-2 and won the match so easily in two sets. In the third round to wait for del Potro a showdown with the winner of the duel between the Australian Nick Kyrgios (ATP 36) and the Norwegian Casper Ruud (ATP 76).
Last year, Goffin also been compared to Del Potro in Rome, in the eighth finals. The Argentine then gave in, Goffin was killed later in the quarterfinals against Alexander Zverev. By its elimination this year in the second round, losing Goffin a lot of points in the ATP rankings. Our fellow countryman is to a so far disappointing gravelcampagne busy. Before he went out in Monte Carlo (second round), Barcelona (second round) and Madrid (first round). In the Portuguese Estoril he reached the beginning of may the semi-finals.
The Belgian number one single came in the Italian capital also in the doubles in action. On the side of the Frenchman Jérémy Chardy he died Tuesday in the second round.