2019 Cincinnati Masters – Richard Gasquet vs David Goffin Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Richard Gasquet vs David Goffin taking place? Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason

When is Richard Gasquet vs David Goffin on and what time does it start? Saturday 17th August, 2019, 18:00 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Richard Gasquet vs David Goffin? Partly cloudy with a temperature around 31c

What channel is Richard Gasquet vs David Goffin on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Richard Gasquet vs David Goffin? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live va their platform

Where can I get tickets for Richard Gasquet vs David Goffin? https://www.wsopen.com/Tickets/

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Richard Gasquet beat David Goffin 6-4, 0-6, 6-3

RICHARD GASQUET

  • Richard Gasquet beat Roberto Bautista Agut this year for the third time of asking and is through the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters for the first time.
  • Gasquet had lost to Bautista Agut twice this summer at Halle and again last week at the Rogers Cup but a deciding set saw the Frenchman finally prevail after taking the first set tiebreak.
  • Gasquet was the victor in his previous meeting with David Goffin at the Montpellier Open in 2018, also a semi-final on a hard-court, but this was before his injury.

DAVID GOFFIN

  • David Goffin progressed to the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters without swinging his racket after Yoshihito Nishioka was forced to pull out of their quarter-final.
  • This will be 28-year-old Goffin’s fourth semi-final this year and he has a 1-2 record following two losses to Stefanos Tsitsipas in France and Portugal and a win over Matteo Berrettini at Halle.
  • David Goffin holds the outdoor hard-court win over Richard Gasquet in their shared 1-1 head-to-head record and his extra day’s rest over the 33-year-old Frenchman could prove pivotal.

THE PREDICTION

This match should be a masterpiece between two of the silkiest players on tour as David Goffin, fresh from a default entry from the round of 16 to the semi-finals, faces Richard Gasquet for a third time. Gasquet has been relentlessly underestimated at his most recent tournaments, and the defeat of Roberto Bautista Agut marks a milestone in his recovery from injury, with the Spaniard beginning to look like a bogey player. However, the 33-year-old has an extra game in his legs against the younger and fitter David Goffin, and the Belgian looks more likely to face a rematch with either his Wimbledon conqueror Novak Djokovic, or victim Daniil Medvedev in the final.

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