Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs. David Goffin
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 11, 2019, 5:00 AM (EDT)|
D. Goffin -300 / A. Davidovich Fokina +225
Belgian tennis superstar, David Goffin will be playing at the 2019 ATP Rosmalen Grass Court Championships in the Netherlands. David Goffin is the number 4 seed and he will begin his campaign against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina from Spain.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina enters this tournament having made it through the qualifying event. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina defeated the likes of Nicolas Mahut to qualify for the event. At the age of only 20, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is still new on the ATP tour but he has already made a big impact as he made the semifinal on the Estoril Open only weeks ago. This will be a tough start to the tournament for Alejandro Davidovich Fokina as he is playing against a very strong team in the opening round.
On the other side of the coin, David Goffin had a decent French Open campaign but was eliminated in the third round by Rafael Nadal. While Goffin lost, he took a set from Nadal which shows that the player is in good form. Prior to Roland Garros, David Goffin as he made the semifinal of the Estoril Open and defeated Stan Wawrinka at the Italian Open. Moving onto the grass season and the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships should be acceptable for David Goffin as he has an outstanding record at this event. David Goffin finished second at the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships in 2015 so he should be confident in his ability to perform well at this event.
There have been no past ATP matches between David Goffin and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is a very promising tennis player and he is very strong on grass as the won the Boys’ Wimbledon title in 2017. This is an entirely different situation as Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is playing against a very accomplished opponent. David Goffin has looked good over the past few weeks and this was evident in the French Open where he caused Rafa some problems. Both players will feel that they can win but I am going to side with David Goffin. Goffin is playing well and at his best, he is a better player than Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Goffin has a good record at this event and I see him starting his 2019 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships with a victory.