Todays tennis predictions for Novak Djokovic vs David Goffin
Novak Djokovic will play against David Goffin in a semifinal in Tokyo at Japan Open. The game is on Saturday, 5 October and will not start before 7:00 UK so you have a time to read Todays tennis predictions.
World number 1 Novak Djokovic makes his return since the US Open and his left shoulder injury in Tokyo and so far so good after 3 wins with 2:0 sets. After beating Alexei Popyrin and Go Soeda the Serbian faced Lucas Pouille which was his toughest challenge on the tournament so far on paper but nothing like this happens and he beat the French 6-1, 6-2 to reach the semifinal. After the game, Nole upload an interesting video on his social media accounts with a Japanese fan who lived 4 years in Serbia and learned the language because of his love for Novak and after sawing the video Djokovic invites him to watch him and they played tennis.
World number 15 David Goffin decided to go to Japan instead of China and to play in Tokyo where the player from Belgium won in the 1st round Pablo Carreno-Busta and in the round of 16 the young Canadian talent Denis Shapovalov was his opponent and Goffin won 2:0 but he can also loss 2:0 because they played two tiebreaks and the experience of David helped him to make it to the quarterfinals. There he faced Hyeon Chung who was an easier opponent in comparison with Carreno-Busta and Shapovalov so Goffin justified the expectations of a favorite and won with 6-2, 6-2. The semifinal will be his greatest performance lately if we don’t count Cincinnati where he played in the game for the title but Dani Medvedev was in the form of his life at that time and grab the title.
The two players faced each other 8 times and no one will be surprised to learn that Djokovic got more wins – 6. On hard they played 3 times – twice in Cincinnati and one time in Miami and the Serbian won all of them. Their last game was this year on Wimbledon in the quarterfinals and Novak beat him 3:0. Of course, in the upcoming match, the Serbian is the big favorite and will be a surprise even if Goffin wins a set which I don’t think that will happen.
Todays tennis prediction: Djokovic 2:0