Score, report, and key facts
Goffin had a running start at the beginning of the set after breaking Chung in the 1st game (1-0). Goffin managed to boost his lead after breaking Chung in the 7th (5-2) game before winning the set (6-2).
The Belgian in this set played a much better tennis than the Korean and eventually he won 6-2 after breaking Chung in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 5th (4-1) game.
A crucial moment of the match was when the Belgian won 5 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-1 to 5-1.
At the end of the match, David scored 53 points vs. Hyeon’s 28 points.
The Belgian served very well to win 90% of the points (27/30) behind his first serve, and he won 67% points (6/9) on his second serve. The Belgian didn’t lose the focus when converting 67% of the break points that he procured (4/6). On the other side, the Korean wasn’t able to conquer any break point. That was one of the key issues for his defeat.
After this match, the head to head between Goffin and Chung is 3-1 for David.
Highlights David Goffin vs. Hyeon Chung Rakuten Japan Open – Tokyo
Next Match: David Goffin vs. Novak Djokovic – stats
Goffin will face Djokovic in the semifinal.
The last time that they played each other, Djokovic won 6-4 6-0 6-2 in the quarter in London back in July 2019.
Tennis Scores in Tokyo
- John MillmanMillman – Taro DanielDaniel (6-4 6-0) – See score progression
- David GoffinGoffin – Hyeon ChungChung (6-2 6-2) – See score progression
- Novak DjokovicDjokovic – Lucas PouillePouille (6-1 6-2) – See score progression
- Reilly OpelkaOpelka – Yasutaka UchiyamaUchiyama (6-3 6-3) – See score progression