After two tough and volatile years, David Goffin wants to play his best tennis again in 2022. But a (minor) knee injury immediately threw a wrench into the works last week. Goffin is back in shape for his first major tournament of the year, but he didn’t enjoy it much.
Not a seed for the first time in a long time, Goffin immediately got a tough client in Daniel Evans.
But in Group 1, Goffin played well. It was a well-balanced match until our compatriot lost his serve at a crucial moment. At 5-4 for Evans, the match’s first break point immediately became a set point.
After that, Guffin’s level dropped. He immediately lost his serve in Set 2, although he was able to save two break points with proper tennis on the net. Later on the set corrected his mistake, but Evans was unimpressed. He passed again by sending Goffin and then served himself for the set: 6-3.
In the third set, Goffin felt defeat was inevitable. He hardly resisted and gave victory to the British in less than half an hour. This is the second year in a row that Goffin has not made it past the first round in Melbourne. In fact, he didn’t succeed last year in any of the Grand Slams.
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