On Thursday, the second round of the European Open will see Diego Schwartzman, the third seed, taking on David Goffin.
This season, Schwartzman competed in two claycourt finals, one each at Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, where he was defeated by Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud. Additionally, he advanced to the Monte-Carlo Masters quarterfinals. His greatest results this season have been third-round appearances at the US Open, the Indian Wells Masters, and the Cincinnati Masters. The Argentine has been underwhelming on hardcourt thus far. The most recent competition Schwartzman played in was the Tel Aviv Open, when he lost to Arthur Rinderknech in the opening round with scores of 6-3, 2-6, and 7-6(7).
Goffin’s lone victory in 2022 came at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech, where he defeated Alex Molcan in the championship match. This week, Goffin played fellow countryman Gilles Arnaud Bailly in the opening round of the European Open in Antwerp. It was a closely contested first set, and the first player had a set point at 5-4. The set went to a tiebreaker, which Goffin won 9-7 after Bailly made a save. In the second set, the 17-year-old rallied and won it 7-5 to send the match into a decider. In the final set, the players traded breaks until Goffin made the crucial one in the seventh game. He ultimately prevailed 7-6(7), 5-7, 6-4 to advance to the European Open second round.
Goffin vs Schwartzman Match Details
Tournament: European Open
Date: October 20, 2022
Venue: Antwerp, Belgium
Round: Second round
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: €711,275
Goffin vs Schwartzman Head-to-Head Record
In their previous meetings, Goffin defeated Schwartzman 4-1. In their most recent meeting, which took place at the 2018 Laver Cup, the Belgian prevailed 6-4, 4-6 [11-9].
Goffin vs Schwartzman Prediction
The Belgian has strong shots from both wings, but his backhand is the only one that has the potential to do serious harm. The player who maintains his composure throughout the game will eventually triumph. Goffin prevailed 4-1 in their prior encounters against Schwartzman. The Belgian won their most recent encounter, which happened at the 2018 Laver Cup, 6-4, 4-6 [11-9].The Belgian has strong shots from both wings, but his backhand is the only one that has the potential to do serious harm. The player who maintains his composure throughout the game will eventually triumph. Given that Goffin’s most recent match lasted more than three hours, Schwartzman probably has the physical advantage. It’s possible that the Argentine will outlast his opponent and get to the quarterfinals.
Prediction: Schwartzman to win in 3
Goffin Last three performances
- European Open: First round- b. Bailly 7-6(7), 5-7, 6-4
- Astana Open: Second round- l. Mannarino 6-3, 1-6, 5-7
- Astana Open: First round- b. Alcaraz 7-5, 6-3
Schwartzman Last three performances
- Tel Aviv Open: Second round- l. Rinderknech 3-6, 6-2, 6-7(7)
- Laver Cup: Group stage- l. Tsitsipas 2-6, 1-6
- US Open: Third round- l. Tiafoe 6-7(7), 4-6, 4-6
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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