Match: Tomas Berdych – David Goffin Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 12 May, 2016
Start time: 12:00 UK
Tomas Berdych will face David Goffin in the 3rd round of Italian Open in Rome from Masters 1000.
Tomas Berdych, 8th in the ATP Rankings, eliminated in the previous round Albert Ramos-Vinolas with 6-3, 6-4. Before presenting himself in Rome, Czech had played two tournaments on clay. In Monte Carlo, he was surprised in his opening match by Damir Dzumhur 4-6, 7-6 (1), 3-6. In Madrid, he reached 1/4-finals, but was eliminated by Andy Murray. Earlier in the season, Berdych reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and the Masters 1000 Miami and the 8th finals of Indian Wells.
David Goffin, 13th in the world, managed to reach 3rd round in Rome after eliminated Leonardo Mayer first then Jack Sock. The Belgian made a superb start to the season this year. He first reached 4th round of the Australian Open before performing the feat with 2 semifinals in consecutive Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami.
On clay, Goffin was eliminated in 3rd round at Monte Carlo by Marcel Granollers 6-7 (1), 4-6. In Munich (ATP 250), he disappointed by being surprised by Zverev in the quarterfinals. Finally, in Madrid, David Goffin confirmed his poor form on clay by being out in the 1st round by the young French Lucas Pouille with 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-7 (7).
The two players have met 2 times. Berdych leads in direct confrontations with 2 wins to 0. The players have never been played on clay.
David Goffin make a very good start but it has its limitations in the first tournament of the season on clay. Although Tomas Berdych is not a specialist in this surface, but he is very good player from Top 10 and i think that will win against the Belgian.