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David Goffin does not want to give up his throne as the best Belgian (so far) and beats Zizo Burgess after a grueling three-set match

David Goffin does not want to give up his throne as the best Belgian (so far) and beats Zizo Burgess after a grueling three-set match

In their first meeting, David Goffin and Zizo Burgess did not concede to each other in the first set.

Just under an hour later, Burgess won the tiebreak (overcoming a 3-5 deficit) after both players did not allow a single break point.

In the second set, there were sudden breaks and Burgess had the upper hand by 2-0 and 3-1, but after that the Belgian No. 2 lost 5 games in a row.

In the deciding set, Burgess again finished 3-1 and 4-2, but the medical timeout did not bode well.

Defending champion Goffin took over and moved from 4-2 to 4-5.

Burgess did not simply give up, but Goffin's second game ball was correct: 7-6, 3-6, 5-7 after almost two hours and 40 minutes.

“This win is good,” the Belgian number one admitted afterwards during a press moment. “But it was not an easy match.”

“In the first set, I was leading in the tie-break and did not face many problems, but suddenly I wasted some points and lost the set.”

“In the second set I was able to control the exchanges and go side by side. In the third set it was more difficult again because of the break, but I had a feeling that this match would still be in my favor and it happened.”

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