Belgian tennis superstar David Goffin has made it into the second round of the 2019 ATP Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco. At this stage of the tournament, David Goffin will play against Dušan Lajović from Serbia.
Dušan Lajović enters this match having won his previous match in straight sets. It was a very impressive display by Dušan Lajović as the Serb served exceptionally well. During the win, Lajović won 70% of his service points which allowed him to win all of his service games. In addition to that, Dušan Lajović won 2 break points to set up a comfortable win.
On the other side of the coin, David Goffin also won his previous match in straight sets. It was a dominant display by the Belgian as Goffin won the opening set 6-1 and the second set 6-4. Goffin was exceptional while receiving serve as he won 49% of his return points which resulted in him winning 4 break points. David Goffin is a very strong clay-court player and he has had multiple strong results at this venue. Goffin made the quarterfinals of this tournament last season and made the semifinals in 2017. Returning to Monte Carlo seems to have given David Goffin a boost as he looks to be back to his best.
David Goffin and Dušan Lajović have played each other once in the past. The match was played at the 2015 Paris Masters where David Goffin won in straight sets.
Dušan Lajović played well in the opening round and the Serb has been competing with many top players in recent times. That being said, I am going to pick David Goffin to win this match. Goffin looked very impressive in his first round match and the Belgian seems to enjoy the conditions presented at this tournament. Goffin is a very strong clay-court player and I see him making the third round of this event.