Benoit Paire vs David Goffin
|Date & Time||Wednesday February 20, 2019, 9:30 AM (EST)|
Palais des Sports de Marseille
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Belgian tennis player, David Goffin will begin his Open 13 in the second round as he faces Benoit Paire from France.
David Goffin received an opening round due to his high seeding. It has been a very tough start to 2019 for David Goffin and the stats are not looking good as his record for this season stands at a disappointing 2-4. In this last outing, David Goffin was beaten in the opening round as he lost to Gael Monfils at ATP Rotterdam. It was a very poor performance by Goffin as he won only 66% of his service games and had a first serve percentage of only 52%. David Goffin’s last win came at the Australian Open meaning the Belgian has not won in over a month. It will be tough for Goffin to turn his form around considering he has not won in an age.
On the other side of the court, Benoit Paire enters this match having beaten Simone Bolelli in the opening round of the tournament. It was a solid display by Paire as he won in straight sets. During the win, Benoit Paire won 82% of his service games while breaking his opponents serve on 3 occasions to establish a solid advantage. David Goffin will be a much tougher opponent but considering recent results, Benoit Paire will feel that he can win this match.
David Goffin and Benoit Paire have played 6 times in the past. As it currently stands, Goffin has won on 3 occasions while Benoit Paire has also won 3 times. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 where David Goffin won in 3 sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Benoit Paire to win this match. David Goffin has been terribly out of form and it seems like the Belgian is very low on confidence. Benoit Paire looked good in his opening round win and I see him beating a struggling player in David Goffin.