David Goffin will defend last the year’s semi-final reaching at a tournament in Marseille. On 20 February the Belgian will play in the second round with Egor Gerasimov. Will the Belgian be able to start the tournament with a victory? – Find it out in our prediction

At what time are David Goffin and Egor Gerasimov to play?
The game time is February 20, 2020, at 7:20 PM UTC.

What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
David Goffin takes the 10th position and arolina Egor Gerasimov takes the 72nd position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does David Goffin have?
David Goffin has won 51.47% of the games as a favorite.

How many wins and losses does Egor Gerasimov have?
Egor Gerasimov has won 64.4% of the games as a favorite.

David Goffin

David is twenty-nine years old, the Belgian tennis player represents Belgian tennis on the international scene, at this point is the tenth racket of the world among men, plays from the right shoulder, prefers to play hard and ground, last year played in the semifinals of the tournament.

Last season David finally started to get results in big tournaments and made his debut in the top 10. But the Belgian can’t play more steadily in the tour, he’s too often alternating victories with defeats. Goffin has always stood out for his fighting character, but recently he has disappeared without a trace. After all, there are regular matches when the Belgian first misses a lot of chances, and then drops his head down and gives up the victory. It is for this reason that it is hard to believe that this year Goffin will be able to defend rating points and stay in the top 10.

David must come to Marseille rested. Goffin has the motivation to play in a French tournament – he will defend last year’s semi-final at these competitions.

Goffin didn’t play well last week in a tournament in Rotterdam. At first the Belgian barely defeated 163rd Robin Haase (3-6, 7-6, 6-4) and then lost to young Italian Jannick Sinner in two games (6-7, 5-7).

Egor Gerasimov

At the present moment Egor is on the 72nd position in the men’s table of ranks; the tennis player is a representative of the Belarusian tennis school, he is twenty-seven years old, he plays with the right grip, in preference to playing on fast surfaces.

Gerasimov spent his entire career on the Challengers. But at the end of last year, the Belarusian caught courage and marked the final stages of ATP tournaments, which put him in the top 100. At the moment, Egor has not slowed down a bit, but only continues to progress, as in times improved the game at the back line and finally learned to keep the ball in the court, not from any position to aggravate and make many easy mistakes. In his arsenal, the Belarusian also has a cannon feed and can easily shoot about 15 episodes per match.

Gerasimov has already had three fights at the current competition in Marseille. Two of them he played in qualifying, where he first defeated Evgeny Karlovskiy (6-7, 6-3, 6-1) and then defeated Emil Ruusuvuori (4-6, 7-6, 7-6).

In the first round Gerasimov met with Austrian tennis player Denis Novak and beated him in two games 7-6, 6-3.

Betting Tips Statistics

Highlights

  • Tennis players have never met each other before.
  • In the last five games, Gerasimov won four wins, while Goffin won three.
David GoffinvsEgor Gerasimov
10ATP Rank72
29 (1990.12.07)Age27 (1992.11.11)
Rocourt, BelgiumBirthplaceMinsk, Belarus
Monte Carlo, MonacoResidenceMinsk, Belarus
5’11” (180 cm)Height6’5″ (196 cm)
154 lbs (70 kg)Weight190 lbs (86 kg)
Right-HandedPlaysRight-Handed
Two-HandedBackhandTwo-Handed
2009Turned Pro2010
8/4YTD Won/Lost5/2
0YTD Titles0
274/175CAREER W/L34/18
4Career Titles0
$14,140,753Career Prize Money$850,453

Singles Service Record

David GoffinSingles Service Record on hardEgor Gerasimov
1,537Aces282
979Double Faults83
58%1st Serve66%
72%1st Serve Points Won75%
50%2nd Serve Points Won53%
1,76Break Points Faced143
60%Break Points Saved62%
3,19Service Games Played363
78%Service Games Won85%
63%Total Service Points Won67%

Singles Return Record

David GoffinSingles Return Record on hardEgor Gerasimov
30%1st Serve Return Points Won25%
53%2nd Serve Return Points Won50%
2,12Break Points Opportunities166
41%Break Points Converted31%
3,219Return Games Played363
27%Return Games Won14%
39%Return Points Won34%
51%Total Points Won50%

Goffin vs Gerasimov Predictions

At the tournament in Marseille, the Belgian will have to defend last year’s semi-final, so despite the rather strange results in recent games, the Belgian must approach the competition in France in full readiness. Goffin had a week to prepare for the tournament, during which he had the opportunity to rest and prepare properly for the start in Marseille.

The Belgian is not the best at indoor hards. After all, the pitch and the attacking potential play the biggests role here, all because of the low and fast bounce of the ball. Therefore, Gerasimov will be able to impose the fight on the famous opponent and it will be a very difficult match for David.

  • Our prediction: David Goffin Will Win.

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