Marcos Giron vs. David Goffin - 2020 Antwerp Open Second Round
Thursday, October 22 2020
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David Goffin meets Marcos Giron in the second round of the 2020 Antwerp Open on Thursday, October 22nd 2020. Will Goffin begin his campaign here in Antwerp with a solid performance, or will Giron cause an upset here as he has more tennis under his belt this week?
David Goffin has not played much recently and has had some early exits in recent tournaments, such as his straight sets loss to Jannik Sinner in the first round of the 2020 French Open. Goffin knows he needed to improve his tennis level quite drastically after not seeing some good results and I believe that he has done just that. It seems as if Goffin has taken a few weeks off to regroup and get his game back on track. Goffin will now want to get the opportunity to win the title here if he is to stand a chance at potentially making the ATP Finals next month.
Marcos Giron came through a very tight first round match against Luca Nardi, beating the Italian in 3 sets 4-6/6-4/6-1. Giron did not play too well in that match until the third set and that is really when he turned the engines on. Giron will now look forward to his match on Thursday against David Goffin but he will have to ensure his level is much higher from the beginning of the match as Goffin will not give him anything for free. Will Giron be able to cause a shocking upset against one of the favourites to win the tournament?
This is going to be the first meeting between both players and it is going to be a tight one in my opinion. On paper, there is no chance that Giron wins this match, however, Goffin has not played much recently and when he has played it has not been great. Goffin will have to ensure he is on top of his game because Giron will take advantage of his mistakes. I expect a tight encounter, but I think Goffin's experience will allow him to get across the finish line and move to the quarterfinals.