David Goffin is a 26 years old Belgian player that is currently No.14 in the ATP Rankings
Goffin is a player with good technique, and he is a player capable of playing on a very good level and competing with the top tennis players in the world.
Goffin plays well on all surfaces, because he is a shorter player with a lot of mobility and good strokes in his game.
Goffin was unfortunate in Roland Garros, injuring himself and even having to go through surgery.
He lost some competitive rhythm because of that but he has returned to competition 2 months ago already and he has been slowly returning to his best form.
Here he started off with a win against experienced French player Julien Benneteau, in 4 sets. Goffin lost in the 1st round here last year, so he has no pressure from now on.
Guido Pella is a 27 years old Argentinian player that currently sits 72nd in the ATP Rankings.
The Argentinian is a player that plays better on clay. He has a consistent game from the baseline, he runs a lot, defends well and is pretty fierce.
On hard courts he can also compete, although it is not his best surface.
Still, we can’t underestimate him on this surface. Pella has been doing well in the past few weeks, reaching the 3rd round at ATP Washington and then going onto the Challenger circuit to win confidence.
He won 1 Challenger and reached the quarter-finals in another. Here he won against Steve Darcis in the 1st round by 3 dominant sets.
Easy win for the Argentinian who also reached the 2nd round here last year, before being knocked out.
Head-to-head: 1-0 Goffin
David Goffin vs Guido Pella Betting Tip and Prediction:
Goffin has beaten the Argentinian last season at Indian Wells, on a hard court, on a match that went the distance (3rd set).
Goffin is clearly the favourite to win this match, since he is a stronger player in this surface, with more tennis and a higher potential.
However, Guido Pella can balance this match, during certain moments, and I wouldn’t be shocked if he is able to steal a set here against Goffin. However.
Idon’t expect him to be able to do more than that.
Pella won’t make it easy because is a fierce player but Goffin has the conditions to have a good tournament here, playing without pressure too in this Grand Slam.
He can get on a good streak on this Grand Slam where we have several important players missing. I expect the Belgian to win this match.
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