D. Goffin vs. D. Thiem / ATP Finals London – The last match will decide on the placement in the semi-finals of the final tournament in London and it is played between the Belgian D. Goffin and Austrian D. Thiem. Both tennis players made one win after the first two rounds and suffered one defeat. Accordingly, the winner of this match will win placement in the semi-finals. Begins: 17.11.2017. – 15:00 CET
After a great game in the first round of group competitions, D. Goffin was completely disappointing with his performance in the second round performance when he managed to win only two games in the match with G. Dimitrov. Given that he had shown a very good game in the first round and managed to defeat R. He hoped, it was clear that Goffin was expected to show much more than the lousy two games he had won against Dimitrov. After such a result (6:0 6:2), there is not much that could be said about the match itself.
The match lasted for only an hour and 15 minutes of the game, and what kind of performance Goffin showed is evidenced by the fact that he managed to make 5 double service errors and 28 unforced errors at that time. In addition, the first service was a modest 63%, while Dimitrov has won points in 85% of cases after the first service. All this says that Goffin’s performance was far below the level of this highly ranked player and that we expect much more from him in this match.
After R. Nadal retired from the competitionin London, P. Carreno-Busta has played in his place in group “A”, who made the most of his first match against D. Thiem. Nevertheless, the Austrians was the favourite and this epithet was justified by a victory in three sets with the final result (6:3 3:6 6:4). As we can see Carreno-Busta has provided quite good resistance throughout the match, especially in the second set.
The very start of the match ended in favour of Thiem, who way too easily reached two lead breaks of 1:0. However, the developments in the field changed considerably in the match, when the Spaniard was the one who dominated and responded in the same way to equalize the score at 1:1. However, in the decisive third set, Thiem was the one who took control of the score, and a break to Thiem came already in the first game of the third set, has certainly made things easier.
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In the previous nine matches, Goffin was more successful, who celebrated six wins, while Thiem was only three times better. This season, they played two matches, of which both were resolved in favour of the Belgian player. The first of them was at Australian Open (5:7 7:6 6:2 6:2) and the second at Masters in Monte Carlo (7:6 4:6 6:3). We have already said that we expect much more from Goffin than in the match against Dimitrov, and this should bring a lot of uncertainty which is in line with the previous matches of these two tennis players.
Pick: over 21 games
Odds: 1.53 at 10bet (down to 1.50 can be played)