In the first set, the tone for the whole match was set: the difference between the two giants was very small, but in the tiebreak, Goffin was able to deliver the first blow.
Group 2 and 3 were a copy of each other, unfortunately not the right way for Goffin. Tiafoe passed his opponent’s serve at 5-5 and was able to send him out.
Guffin couldn’t take any more stitches now. Tiafoe seemed to let it go quickly with a 5-2 delay, but after a fierce remont it came as a shock to Goffin, who didn’t let the fourth set go in the end.
In the final set, you can hardly tell the difference between the two gladiators with the naked eye. At 5-5, the Groups 2 and 3 scenario seemed to repeat itself as Goffin appeared to be trailing 0-40. But thanks to hawkeye it wasn’t 0-40 but 15-30 and with a few good serves Goffin got out of trouble.
Goffin then served his 7-year-old opponent a piece of his dough. A dirty game from Tiafoe cost him dearly.
In the quarter-finals, his second at Wimbledon after 2019, Goffin will likely play Britain’s Chosho Cameron Norrie, the world’s 12th seed.
David Goffin began his post-match joke with a joke, “Sorry for making you wait so long for the next game.”
“It was a huge fight. I had to be mentally vigil to stay in the match. I was always on the test. But the atmosphere in Pitch 2 was great.”
“I’m happy to be here in the quarter-finals again. I’ve had a difficult year, with some injuries. That’s why this win means so much to me. I found my best form again.”
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