Stan Wawrinka and David Goffin meet in the fourth round of the 2015 Wimbledon.
Stan Wawrinka is coming off a three set match against Fernando Verdasco, which lasted less than two hours. Wawrinka has yet to lose a set this tournament and is winning at least 82 percent of his first serve points. Wawrinka is winning at least 53 percent of his second serve points and has combined for 29 aces in his last two matches. Wawrinka has clearly picked up where he left off in the French Open, as he’s hitting his spots and ending matches quicker than usual. Wawrinka isn’t getting involved in long rallies or letting his opponent hang around long. Wawrinka has surpassed the fourth round in six of his last seven grand slam appearances. However, Wawrinka has made it out of the fourth round of the Wimbledon just once.
David Goffin is fresh off a straight sets win over Marcos Baghdatis, which lasted less than two hours. Goffin has yet to lose a set this tournament and is winning at least 86 percent of his first serve points. Goffin has hit 32 aces overall and 58 winners in his last two matches. Goffin has looked extremely impressive, as he really hasn’t even come close to losing a set so far this tournament, as he puts points away quickly. However, Goffin does have 13 double faults, a number that must change. Goffin has never made it past the fourth round of a grand slam. In fact, this is just the second time Goffin has even reached the fourth round of a grand slam.
These two have played just twice, and Wawrinka has won both meetings in straight sets. Their most recent meeting was in the 2015 Aircel Chennai Open. The good news for Goffin is that two of their four sets have gone into a tiebreak. This will be the first time these two play on grass.
If Goffin is going to continue to dominate his first serve points, I give him a shot to steal a set. However, as far as the overall match, I’m not picking against Wawrinka.