D. Goffin vs. D. Schwartzman / ATP Tokyo – Next analysis will be dedicated to the semi-final duel between Belgian D. Goffin and D. Schwartman. Both tennis players managed to overcome their opponents in the quarter-finals without any problems, so Goffin defeated R. Gasquet, while Schwatzman was better than S. Johnson. Begins: 07.10.2017. – 07:00 CET
Goffin has continued a series of good results that lasted from the tournament in Shenzhen. There he won his first title this season, defeating A. Dolgoplov in the finals. Thus, the Belgian already has seven matches without defeat, and this winning series should continue given that he has the role of a favourite in his next match. Most of the more important results that Goffin made during this season we mentioned in one of the previous analysis, so we will now say something more about the quarterfinals.
His opponent in the quarterfinals was R. Gasquet, who is not in the right form this season, and the reason for that is a minor injury that this French player is trying to heel this season. The match lasted less than 100 minutes of play, and Gasquet was the first to reach the lead, when he made a break in the middle of the first set, which was not enough to win the set. Although he had three sets-balls, the French lost two service games in a row, so Goffin punished used the missed opportunities of his opponent, who could not play at the top level in the rest of the match.
Schwartzman is another tennis players who have managed to make his best ranking this season and in his case it is the 28th position at ATP ranking. The ratio of wins and defeats is in slight drop and is 29:23, and Schwartzman's only title in his current career was won last season at Istanbul's tournament, where he managed to defeat G. Dimitrov in the final match. Schwartzman had the best performance this year at the US Open, where he reached the quarterfinals in which he was stopped by P. Carreno-Busta.
The quarterfinal match of this tournament in Tokyo was quite easy for Schwartzman, since the first set was solved in his favour without a lost game. Why has Johnson opened the match so disastrously, he only knows. It is suffice to say that Johnson lost all three of his service-games, and that he managed to win only two points. We have seen the real match in the second set in which Johnson finally got to play as expected from the start, but he did not endure before the end of the set, and after that Schwartzman has used his sixth ball for placement in the semi-finals.
D. Goffin vs. D. Schwartzman PICK
The mutual score of these two players is 2:1 in favour of Goffin. They played the first match in Davis Cup in 2015, and Goffin was better with a result (6:6 6:2 6:1). Schwatzman has revenged a year later in Antwerp (7:5 2:6 7:5). They played the last match this season at Masters in Miami, and Goffin was better with a score (4:6 6:3 7:5). It is clear that both tennis players are in fairly good shape, which is why there should be a lot of uncertainty that would bring a greater number of games than what is offered.
Pick: over 20.5 games
Odds: 1.56 at 10bet (down to 1.51 can be played)