In Marrakesh, David Goffin (ATP-74) put Spain’s Roberto Carballes (ATP-79) over his knee in the quarter-finals. Thus, our compatriot is for the first time this season in the semi-finals of an ATP tournament. “At the moment there are only positive points,” Goffin is optimistic.
David Goffin fuels confidence in Morocco for a whole week. Yesterday he recorded his 300th ATP victory over veteran Spaniard Pablo Andujar.
Another Spaniard was killed in today’s quarter-finals: Roberto Carballes Baena (ATP-79). Goffin was released first in a set 1 tiebreaker, but was not stopped after that.
After 2 hours 35 minutes, Goffin did the job in 3 sets.
Tomorrow Goffin will play for a place in the final against Argentine Federico Correa (ATP-60), who knocked out French Gasquet today.
It will be Goffin’s first semi-final since February 27 last year. Then our compatriot made his way to win the championship in Montpellier.
David Goffin: ‘Great week, but I want more’
David Goffin smiled after the match: “I admit I wish I had won a little faster.” “It was another tough match, but I tried to stay focused.”
“It’s the first claycourt tournament of the year, so I want to have as much pitch as possible on the surface. Starting the clay season in this way is very encouraging.”
Goffin concluded, “Physically I feel good and I am recovering well. At the moment, there are only positive points. It’s already been a great week, but the tournament is not over yet. I want more.”
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