London — Belgium David Goffin edged America's 23rd Seed Francis Tiafo with five sets of thrillers on Sunday to coincide with his last Grand Slam play in the 2019 quarterfinals at Wimbledon.
The previous world number 7 fell to final champion Novak Djokovic in 2019, but after being injured on the tour last season, in line with his best performance in the majors, I returned to the last 8 stages again.
Goffin, currently ranked 58th, meets Cameron Norie, a local hope, for a place in the semi-finals on Friday, after being nervous to make Tiafoe last longer. Masu 7-6 (3) 5-7 5-7 6-4 7-4 hours 36 minutes in a court absorption contest 5.
"That means a lot. To me, I didn't play last year, so it's almost like a continuous quarterfinal," said 31-year-old Goffin. I told reporters.
"I was very excited to be back here. This is a very important tournament for me, probably my favorite tournament of the year, my favorite place and playing really well It's a place where you can do it. We've had great results in that regard. "
Goffin took part in a fourth round contest with 28th place Tiafoe and gained a 4 to 1 advantage. This is the last match the Belgian won in the second round of Roland Garros this year. 4 sets.
Both players defeated each other's serve six times during the Topseater Beacon test on Sunday, and 31-year-old Goffin is doing better with a less-forced error count than his opponent.
Goffin got a decisive break in the 12th game of the 5th set to seal the fate of the match.
"Whenever I've been playing for nearly four hours and have to play the fifth set, it's always hard. It's not easy," Goffin said.
"Finally I seized the opportunity. I was willing to return. I am very happy to win it. It was hard, it was very hard."
Briton The quarter-final match against Norie defeated the Americans with Tommy Paul, but in the straight set, it probably means that Goffin will be placed on the center court next.
While praising Norrie's consistency during the tournament, he said, "I have the opportunity to play on the center court and aim for victory, eventually winning on the center court."
"But I'm trying to recover. This is the most important thing now, today and tomorrow. Get ready to play against the whole country." (Sudipto Ganguly report, Ken Ferris) Edit)