David Ferrer will play against David Goffin in the second round of the World Tour Finals.
Ferrer has had to make some hard yards to make it to the finals this year. He has not been able to strike the ball cleanly in his recent appearances.
He has not played any game against Goffin either. So, he would not have that much of an idea about the game of the Belgian.
Ranking-wise, Ferrer is quite a bit ahead, but, it’s the recent form which matters and not the ranking.
As far as Goffin is concerned, he still has to prove himself on the tour. He has not won against the top players too many times.
In fact, it has happened just once that Goffin has got better of a top 10 player. He did that last week when he beat Milos Raonic, but, one win is not an indication of anybody’s credentials, not at this level surely.
So, Goffin would be eager to win against Ferrer too and show everyone that the victory over Raonic was not a fluke.
This might be the start of a golden period for Goffin. If he topples Ferrer straight after Raonic, his confidence would reach sky-high and he would automatically become an interesting prospect, one to watch out for next season.
Considering Ferrer’s form, this game appears to be going to go all the way down to the wire.
As an outsider, you would still say that Ferrer would clinch it despite a bit of shakiness in his game, but, Goffin is a fantastic player too and an emerging one and those who have seen his encounter against Raonic knows that he is a giant killer. So, for the lovers of tough tennis, this is a match up they would not like to miss.