Belgian tennis superstar, David Goffin has made it into the fourth round of the 2019 ATP Miami Open in Florida. At this stage of the tournament, David Goffin will face Frances Tiafoe from the United States.
David Goffin has looked very impressive all tournament and he continued his fine form in the previous round by beating the number 14 seed in straight sets. During the win, David Goffin returned serve exceptionally well as he won 47% of his receiving points which resulted in him winning 4 break points. Goffin’s serving was also solid as the Belgian won 80% of his service games.
On the other side of the coin, Frances Tiafoe beat David Ferrer in 3 sets in the previous match. It was a match that Tiafoe was expected to win but the American made hard work of the match as he lost the opening set. Tiafoe took advantage of Ferrer’s fatigue as he capitalized in the final 2 sets but the American didn’t look at his best during the win. This match will be a much tougher task for Frances Tiafoe as he is playing the number 18 seed.
David Goffin and Frances Tiafoe have played each other 3 times in the past. As it currently stands, David Goffin has a 3-0 record against Frances Tiafoe in head-to-head matches. The most recent match between these two players was 2018 at the ATP Citi Open where David Goffin won in straight sets. In the 3 head-to-head matches, Frances Tiafoe has won just 1 set from David Goffin.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick David Goffin to win. Goffin looked very impressive in his previous outing while Tiafoe looked to struggle against Ferrer. Goffin has an incredible head-to-head record against Frances Tiafoe and I see that being a vital factor in this match.