Ferrer to play Goffin in the World Tour Finals

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.

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Opening Of Gerry Weber Upsets

The opening day of the Gerry Weber Open 2014 saw a couple of big upsets as two of the top players in the tournament, Mikhail Youzhny and Richard Gasquet, were sent packing from the first round.

Youzhny was found wanting against Ivo Karlovic, the Croatian player, while, Gasquet was shown the exit door by the Dutchman Robin Haase who won in the straights sets by 6-4, 6-4.

The defeat of Gasquet against Haase was more surprising because the former is a terrific player on the grass courts. Previously, whenever he had come across Haase on green surfaces, he had won hands down. He was supposed to do the same again, but, that wasn’t the case to be.

Haase’s ability to hit big left Gasquet clueless on quite a few occasions in both the sets and the points that he dropped during those key moments made the difference eventually.

Gasquet didn’t have a great French Open either. He had suffered a third round defeat there, but, that was bound to happen as he had not practised much before that tournament. He had just recovered from injury and travelled to Paris with lack of match practice.

Speaking in the post match interview yesterday, Gasquet revealed that he has established a fresh injury a couple of days ago while training and he was having pain during the match against Haase.

The Frenchman said, “I felt a bit of it (pain). It was hard for me out there, but, no excuses.”

Despite remaining out for a decent amount of time due to injury and getting out early from a couple of tournaments, Gasquet is still the top ranked French player in the world. The 28-year old player’s overall position in the World rankings is no. 11 though.