DAVID GOFFIN

LIEGE, BELGIUM

Height

5’11”

Plays

Right-handed, two-handed backhand

Singles titles:

4

Doubles titles:

1

Highest ATP Singles ranking:

7

 Career prize money

$10,985,783

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TIE BREAK RECORD

Career Tie Break Win/Loss:

69-75

Career Percentage Tie Breaks Won:

47.9%

MEET DAVID GOFFIN

TB10 debutant David Goffin is renowned for his offensive baseline play with accurate and powerful groundstroke hitting.  David is the first Belgian to break into the ATP Top 10 and has won 4 ATP Tour titles so far as well as reaching the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Goffin has a great forehand that he uses to move his opponents around the court but his two-handed backhand is his strongest shot, particularly down-the-line and is the most feared by his opponents.  One of the best returners in the game makes him a real challenge to beat and he will be great to watch playing Tie Break Tens for the first time.    He is an excellent mover around the court and will chase down even the most tricky balls, he is a tough opponent to put away.

His breakthrough came in 2012 at the French Open where he made it through to the fourth round before losing to Roger Federer.   At the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals he beat Thiem and Nadal en route to the final before losing to Dimitrov.

 

‘Tie Break Tens is a great format and I think it will really suit my game style. I am looking forward to having some fun with it, I know the crowds will really get into it. It will be the perfect chance for fans to see some high-quality competitive tennis.’

TIE BREAK STRENGTHS

RETURN OF SERVE

Goffin is well known for his awesome return of serve, winning 53.9% of second serve return points in 2018 which will make him a difficult opponent to beat in the TB10 format, he is not scared of the big servers.

OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

The Belgian is a feared opponent on the circuit due largely to his offensive baseline style and the fact that he has an uncanny ability to chase down shots that most opponents would leave for dead. He never gives up, a key strength in tie-breaks. Goffin can battle it out on the baseline plus he covers the net with consummate ease.

LOVE OF HARD COURTS

Goffin prefers high-speed courts – winning 3 of his 4 titles on hard-courts, he loves the speed and has great movement. He plays in a similar style to Rafa Nadal – his points often come from counter-attacks and his persistence to chase down every ball.

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