Fernando Verdasco vs. David Goffin
|Date & Time||Monday July 8, 2019, 7:30 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
D. Goffin -250 / F. Verdasco +200
Belgian tennis superstar, David Goffin has made it into the fourth round at the French Open. At this stage of the tournament, Goffin will play against Fernando Verdasco from Spain.
Fernando Verdasco won his previous match in straight sets as he defeated Thomas Fabbiano. During the win, Fernando Verdasco served extremely well as the Spaniard hit 12 aces which aided him to win 67% of his service points. Fernando Verdasco won 88% of his service games and 2 return games during the victory.
It has been a tough season for Fernando Verdasco as the Spaniard had a record of 19-16 prior to the start of Wimbledon. This is expected to be a tough match for Verdasco since his opponent looks in good form.
On the other side of the coin, David Goffin defeated Daniil Medvedev in a 5 set match in the previous round. It was an epic contest where both players played extremely well but Goffin showed his class in the final set to take the victory. Goffin’s movement around the court was outstanding as he managed to win multiple long rallies with some incredible defense. The receiving was exceptional for David Goffin as he won 7 return games during the victory.
David Goffin has been in good form as he finished second at the Halle Open. At the Halle Open, Goffin defeated players like Alexander Zverev and Guido Pella. Goffin is moving well and it seems like the Belgian is back to playing his best tennis.
Fernando Verdasco and David Goffin have played each other 6 times in the past. Both Verdasco and Goffin have won on 3 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was 2017 at the Italian Open where David Goffin won in 3 sets. Fernando Verdasco last defeated David Goffin at the Qatar Open in 2017.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick David Goffin to win this match. Fernando Verdasco has struggled in 2019 and his success at this tournament is largely due to a favorable draw. David Goffin, on the other hand, has already beaten some big names and is looking in supreme touch. Goffin looks fitter and faster than Verdasco and I see the Belgian securing a spot in the quarterfinals.