The new-minted Diriyah Tennis Cup is taking place in Riyadh and 4 top players reached in the semifinal as Gael Monfils, Fabio Fognini, Daniil Medvedev, and David Goffin are still on course for the title.
Gael Monfils defeated his dear friend Stan Wawrinka in a rather straightforward match (6-3 6-3) after playing some spectacular shots. Then it was Fabio Fognini to beat the American no.1 John Isner 7-6(4) 6-4 with the Italian playing rather good tennis.
On the other side of the draw, David Goffin had an easy run against Luza Pouille after he defeated the Frenchman 6-2 6-4. Daniil Medvedev was even faster to dismiss Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3 6-1 in just 54 minutes.
In the semifinals, Gael Monfils will fave Fabio Fognini while Daniil Medvedev will take on the David Goffin. The Russian seems to be the favorite to win the event.
Gael Monfils’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.10, the French Player played his last match on the 1st of November when he surrendered to Denis Shapovalov 6-2 6-2 in the quarter in Paris.
This year Gael has a 37-18 win-loss record. Monfils conquered 1 title in Rotterdam.
Fabio Fognini’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.12, Fabio played his last match on the 30th of October when he lost to Denis Shapovalov 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the 2nd round in Paris.
This year the Italian has a 29-22 win-loss record. Fognini conquered 1 title in Carlo.
Gael Monfils and Fabio Fognini played each other 9 times. The head to head is 5-4 for Monfils.
The last time that they played, Fabio Fognini won 6-3 6-1 in the 1st round in Rome (Internazionali BNL d’Italia) in May 2018.
Daniil Medvedev’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.5, Medvedev played his last match on the 15th of November when he had to surrender to Alexander Zverev 6-4 7-64 in the round robin in London.
This year Daniil has a 58-21 win-loss record. Medvedev clinched 4 titles in 2019 in Sofia, in Cincinnati, in St. Petersburg and in Shanghai. Daniil was the finalist in Brisbane, in Barcelona, in Washington, in Montreal and at the U.S. Open.
David Goffin’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.11, Goffin played his last match on the 30th of October when he surrendered to Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 6-3 in the 2nd round in Paris.
David Goffin’s best performance of this season was reaching the final in Halle and Cincinnati.
Daniil Medvedev and David Goffin played each other 3 times. The head to head is 2-1 for Medvedev.
The last time that they fought against each other, Fabio Fognini won 7-63 6-4 in the final in Cincinnati (Western & Southern Open) THE 18th OF August 2019.
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