Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the ATP Cup on January 10 will meet with David Goffin. The Spaniard once lost to the Belgian on hard. How will it be this time? – read in our prediction.
Nadal at the ATP Cup goes without losses – three wins in three fights. Moreover, in all meetings, the Spaniard did not lose a single set. Under the arm of the first racket of the world at the group stage of the competition were Nikoloz Basilashvili (6-3, 7-5), Pablo Cuevas (6-2, 6-1) and Yoshihito Nishioka (7-6, 6-4). We also note that during these three fights Nadal did not hold back his serve five times.
Goffin won two victories in the group stage of the ATP Cup and lost once. In the opening match at the tournament, the Belgian tennis player secured a landslide victory over the representative of Moldova Radu Albot (6-4, 6-1). Then there was a defeat from the British Daniel Evans (4-6, 4-6) and in the final match in the group Goffin broke the resistance of the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (4-6, 6-2, 6-2).
Statistics and personal meetings
- For personal meetings leads Nadal 5-1.
- Nadal won three victories in the group stage of the ATP Cup, Goffin – two.
- Nadal takes first place in the ATP ranking, Goffin – 11th.
Rafael Nadal vs David Goffin Prediction
Nadal has repeatedly met with Goffin during his career – in six fights the Spaniard won five victories over the representative of Belgium. Goffin scored the only victory over Nadal on hard. True, it was three years ago. Now, Rafa, given his matches in the group, is in great shape and is unlikely to allow Goffin something to demonstrate in the upcoming game.
Our prediction – a victory for Nadal.