Novak Djokovic vs. David Goffin - 10/5/19 Japan Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs. David Goffin - 10/5/19 Japan Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Novak Djokovic vs. David Goffin

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:00 AM (Ariake Coliseum)

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Novak Djokovic has made it into the semifinals of the 2019 ATP Japan Open in Tokyo. At this stage of the competition, Novak Djokovic is set to play against David Goffin from Belgium. 

Novak Djokovic has been outstanding throughout this tournament and he continued his supreme form in the previous round where he beat Lucas Pouille in straight sets. It was a dominant performance by Djokovic as he only lost 3 games in the entire match. During the win, Djokovic impressed with his receiving. Novak Djokovic won 61% of his receiving points which allowed him to break his opponent’s serve on 5 occasions. Djokovic also served well as he won 88% of his service games. Djokovic struggled with injury during the US Open but the Serbian has shown that he is fully fit as he plays this tournament. Considering the way he has played in this tournament, Novak Djokovic will be very tough to stop. 

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David Goffin, similar to Djokovic, has also been very impressive in this tournament. Goffin has already beaten the likes Denis Shapovalov and he continued his winning momentum by defeated Hyeon Chung in the previous round. During the win, David Goffin won all of his service games and 4 return games. The service has been very strong for David Goffin as he has not lost a single service game in his last 2 matches. Despite his current form, David Goffin will be aware that he must perform at his best if he wishes to compete with Novak Djokovic. 

Novak Djokovic and David Goffin have played each other 7 times in the past. Djokovic has won on 6 occasions while Goffin has won once. The most recent match between Goffin and Djokovic was earlier in the season at Wimbledon where the Serbian superstar won in straight sets. 

David Goffin has been playing well in this tournament but I don’t see him having enough to beat Novak Djokovic. Djokovic is the top-ranked player in the world and he has shown that in this tournament. Djokovic has been in total control of every match he has played and I see him being too good for David Goffin in this match. 

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