Jeremy Chardy vs. David Goffin - 2021 Rotterdam Open Second Round
Thursday, March 4th 2021
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David Goffin (6) meets Jeremy Chardy (Q) in the second round of the 2021 Rotterdam Open on Thursday, March 4th 2021.
Will Jeremy Chardy be able to cause another upset here at the 2021 Rotterdam Open, or will David Goffin continue to cruise through his matches as we have seen for the last week and a half?
Jeremy Chardy put on a very composed performance in his first round match as he met Ugo Humbert, the heavy favourite, and beat the up and coming French star in 3 sets, 4-6/7-6/7-6. Chardy is a player who can cause a lot of upsets when you least expect him and he proved exactly that in his first round match. Humbert was in control for most of the match, but Chardy used his experience to stay in the match and outwear his opponent in the tight moments. Chardy now meets a very experienced and in form opponent in David Goffin, will he be able to cause another upset?
David Goffin absolutely dominated his first round match here, beating Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets 6-4/6-0 a few days after he won his 5th ATP Tour title at the Montpellier Open. Goffin is back in form and we love to see this sort of playing style from the Belgian. Goffin knows how to put on a show and he can beat some of the best players in the world on his day, and I am sure he wants to make it as far as possible in this tournament.
This is going to be the 4th meeting between both players, with David Goffin leading the head to head 2-1. I expect a very strong performance from both players who displayed some great tennis in their opening round matches, however, at the end of the day, you cannot go against David Goffin when he is playing this level of tennis. David Goffin will want to make his way to the quarter finals and use his momentum to perhaps make his way even further in the tournament. David Goffin to win and book his spot in the quarter finals.