Only two Romanians from the 7 Australian Open players are now in competition, but for Marius Copil the road is nearing the end, because the level of play on the male side has increased considerably. However, Goffin is not in the best form of his career, and this could benefit the novel, but he has to produce a lot of tennis over what he has shown so far to be able to move on.
Present for the 8th time at this tournament, he got the best performance in 2017 when he stopped in the quarterfinals.
This year, however, started very well, passing Garin in minimum sets. More important for the Belgian morale is that he only gave 4 games in the game.
Before coming here the season began in Doha, where he disappointed, being eliminated in the decisive set by Richard Berankis at the end of a disputed match.
Former 7th worldwide, currently only 22nd ATP.
By joining the second round he scored the best performance recorded here, but he is motivated to overtake his record.
In the first round he had a relatively simple match with Granollers-Pujol, just as we expected, passing it in minimum set.
It was also the first hard-hitting victory in this season because he came to the Australian Open after two consecutive failures.
He feels great on his hard drive here, because he can play his game of force.
The two tennis players met once more, three seasons ago, in Antwerp.
The Belgian was then forced into the home tournament, passing the Child in the decisive set.
Tennis Prediction of the Day David Goffin vs Marius Copil
The baby showed very well in the first match, struck clean and strong, just as we expected, so he had no emotions.
But now the opponent is a much more dangerous and more effective defense, so Marius will have to change the angles more.
Goffin’s Forehand is his main weapon, but I have seen that against other difficult opponents, he’s getting enough balls out.
The child will not have to take too many risks on the second service because he can win the games even if he is put under pressure at some point.
I expect our player to steal at least one set in this duel.
Prediction Today: Marius Copil +2.5 sets