Juan Martin Del Potro vs. David Goffin
|Date & Time||Thursday May 16, 2019, 7:00 AM (EDT)|
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Argentine tennis superstar, Juan Martin del Potro will be playing at the 2019 ATP Italian Open in Rome. Juan Martin del Potro will begin his campaign in the second round where he will play against David Goffin from Belgium.
David Goffin had a solid win in the previous round as he defeated Stan Wawrinka in 3 sets. It was a poor start to the match for Goffin as he lost the opening set but the Belgian was exceptional in the final 2 sets. Goffin only lost 2 games in the final 2 sets. During the win, Goffin received serve very well as he won 47% of his receiving points which allowed him to win 6 return games. Having beaten a top player like Wawrinka, Goffin will feel confident as he enters this match.
On the other side of the coin, Juan Martin del Potro received an opening round bye due to his high seeding. It has been a very tough few months for Juan Martin del Potro as he missed much of the early season due to injury. The Argentine superstar played at the Madrid Masters prior to arriving in Rome but it was a poor tournament for Juan Martin del Potro as he was eliminated in his first match. Juan Martin del Potro looks to be in poor form and it will be tough for him to return to winning ways considering he is playing a very accomplished opponent.
David Goffin and Juan Martin del Potro have played each other 4 times in the past. As it currently stands, David Goffin has won on 3 occasions and Juan Martin del Potro has won once.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick David Goffin to win this match. Juan Martin del Potro has looked very poor since returning from injury and I don’t see him competing against Goffin. David Goffin has an exceptional head-to-head record and I see him beating Juan Martin del Potro for the 4th time.