The rising Belgian star David Goffin continues to produce remarkable results on the ATP World Tour, this time in the quarter-final round against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Moselle Open in Metz to reach his second semi-final on the main tour this season.
It appeared as though Tsonga was en route to a decisive straight sets victory, as he stormed to a 6-1 lead in the opener and commanded the second set until the error count began to increase in the latter stages of the contest. He would lose the second set in a tiebreak and drop serve at 5-5 to hand the match to Goffin.
The victory was anything but easy for Goffin, as he withstood 17 aces from the Frenchman and broke twice in the deciding set to seal the match.
Goffin took the tour by storm this summer, as a first round loss to Andy Murray at the Wimbledon Championships prompted the youngster to go on a 25-match winning streak, that included two Challenger titles and his maiden ATP World Tour title in July. He would eventually see that streak end with a loss to Jerzy Janowicz.
Tsonga currently sits 12th in the Emirates ATP Race To London and is looking to claw his way into the Top 8 as he sets his sights on big tournaments in Tokyo, Shanghai and Paris over the coming weeks.
Goffin will meet Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in the semi-final round of the tournament.