David Goffin dispatches Taylor Harry Fritz 6-4 4-6 6-4 in the 1st round in Cincinnati on Tuesday. Goffin will clash against Guido Pella in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Goffin won the set after he broke Taylor in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 9th (5-4) game. Taylor tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 4th (2-2) game. Anyhow, David maintained the focus before winning the set 6-4.

2nd set.

Fritz clinched the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after dropping his serve in the 5th (2-3) game, Fritz broke back in the 8th (4-4) and in the 10th (6-4) game before winning the set 6-4.

David was completely knocked out in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-4 to 6-4).

3rd set.

Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that David conquered in the 3rd game (2-1) before winning the set (6-4).

Statistics

The Belgian won this contest even if he conquered less points than the American (106 vs. 108).

The Belgian won this match even if he was battling in converting his break points because he converted only 40% (4/10). On the other side, Fritz was far from perfect in converting his break points since he converted only 27% of his break points (3/11). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.

After this encounter, the head to head between Goffin and Fritz is 1-0 for David.

1st
Goffin
Fritz
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
0
1
2nd
Goffin
Fritz
4-6
4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
3rd
Goffin
Fritz
6-4
6
4
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
1

Next Match: David Goffin vs. Guido Pella – H2H and stats

Goffin will play Pella in the 2nd round.

This will be the 5th time that David Goffin and Guido Pella face off. The head to head is 3-1 for Goffin (see full H2H stats), 2-1 on hard.

The last time that they competed against each other, Pella won 6-4 7-64 in the 1st round in Montreal back in August 2019.

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