This is the first game of ATP Italian Open 2019 tournament for both players as 23rd ranked Goffin meets currently 29th ranked former top 3 players in the world Stanislas Wawrinka. It’s uncommon to get such a good and interesting matchup for an opening game in 1/32 finals but it’s definitely worth to watch even if you only love watching the higher stages of ATP Master Series. Juan Martin del Potro will be next opponent for who will win in this confrontation. Both players are very talented and skillful so we expect the creative game. Let’s get deeper into the preview below.
Belgian David Goffin has been inconsistent past month winning only 3 out of 7 games. All of them were against much lower ranked players. Goffin definitely has a great potential to go far in this tournament just like in any other one. However, we need to see more out of him to consider him to be a top tier player. Hopefully, he starts adapting to clay better and shows us what he is really capable of. On a good day, Goffin can definitely give a good fight in a match like this one and even come out as a winner but got to see his form in the first game.
Seems like Stan Wawrinka has fully recovered from all the injuries that have been haunting him for the past few years and is playing great tennis these days. Wawrinka got to Quarter-finals in Madrid where he lost to Nadal but overall performance was great. Expect Wawrinka to keep it up in this tournament as the first test begins tomorrow against a tough opponent.
Goffin played vs Wawrinka 4 times and Stan came out as a winner 3 times. All of the games were played on hard and grass.
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