David Goffin (ATP 12) takes part in the Barcelona clay tournament this week (1,565,480 euros). As the eighth seed he is free in the first round. The Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert (ATP 78) will be his first opponent. On Monday he defeated the Indian Sumit Nagal (ATP 135) 7-5 and 6-0.
Goffin and Herbert, both 30, have already played against each other six times and each time the Belgian won the prize. The two friends have never met on clay.
Goffin can look forward to a possible quarter final against Rafael Nadal (ATP 3) in the top half of the table. The Spaniard has already won the tournament eleven times. The center court also bears his name: la Pista Rafael Nadal.