Final Nail In The Goffin?

Grigor Dimitrov won his match against David Goffin to secure his semi-final spot at the ATP World Tour Finals. Mihail Mitov reports.

World Number 6 Grigor Dimitrov won his midweek match against Belgium’s David Goffin 6-0 6-2.

The Bulgarian displayed one of his best performances of the season after a difficult three-set win against Dominic Thiem on Monday.

Dimitrov began the match on a high note. The first break in the set came in the second game after a long rally which ended with a drop shot by Dimitrov which was too difficult for Goffin to get.

The Bulgarian continued to up his game and secured two more breaks to win the first set after only three unforced errors, becoming the 18th player to win a 6-0 set at the ATP Finals.

Golden Boy

In the second set Goffin showed more attitude and started producing higher quality tennis, but still wasn’t good enough to break the Bulgarian. Dimitrov won it 6-2.

“You get a few days out of the year that whatever you touch turns to gold, and that was the first set,” said Dimitrov for Sky Sports TV after the match.

“You have days like that, is simple as that. I am very humbled to win this match because I just wanted to come out and compete today.

“I was reading the game really well and believing in my shots. The next thing you know the match is over. I felt I could have played more.”

Is It All Over?

David Goffin stated that his epic match with Nadal on Monday was one of the reason he didn’t perform on the highest possible level on Wednesday.

Speaking to metro.co.uk, he said, “You waste a lot of energy on the court. You finish really late after treatment. It’s not easy to have a good recovery after a match like that.”

Goffin will be on court again this Friday against Thiem in a possible eliminator match for the second spot in the group.

For Dimitrov this win means first place in the Pete Sampras Group and a semi-final match between Jack Sock or Alexander Zverev.