David Goffin (ATP 13) continues to perform very unstable. On Wednesday, the Belgian number one lost his opening match in the second round of the ATP tournament in Lyon (clay / 419,470 euros) against the Slovenian Aljaz Bedene (ATP 59). It became 7-6 (7/4) and 6-3.
“It was a difficult game,” said Goffin afterwards. “He played well and his serve was also very good. All in all, he was a little bit better than me. I made too many mistakes at bad times. I also made wrong choices. In the tiebreaker of the first set I come back to 3-3, but then I make two errors, including a double. There was no regularity in my game. He was more consistent. ”
For Goffin, the defeat is another setback after his elimination in the second round of the Masters 1,000 tournament in Rome against Argentinian Federico Delbonis (ATP 64) last week. His preparation for Roland Garros, which starts on May 30, is anything but smooth.
“Confidence is not great,” Goffin continued. “The start of the gravel tour was better, with my place in the quarter finals in Monte Carlo. I’m having a little bit more trouble after my adductor injury. Still, I’m glad I played here. Not playing for Roland Garros for two weeks was not a good idea. I will go back to work and will probably leave for Paris a few days earlier in order to be able to acclimatize optimally. ”