A highly intriguing match-up between Stan Wawrinka and David Goffin is scheduled to take place in the fourth round of the Wimbledon Championships on Monday. This will serve as the third meeting between the two competitors, as they crossed paths twice previously – both meetings in Chennai, India. Wawrinka leads the head-to-head series 2-0.
As one of the few players remaining in the draw yet to drop a set, Stan Wawrinka stormed into the second week at Wimbledon following a straight sets win against Fernando Verdasco, a player he held a losing record against (1-2). Wawrinka struck 32 winners to close out the match 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 54 minutes.
“I’m playing better and better,” said Wawrinka. “I’ve been serving really well since the beginning of the tournament, being really aggressive. Starting to feel more comfortable for moving and in defence also. Today was a really solid match. I’m really happy with the match today.
“I think since a few years now, I feel really, really good on the grass. I still think I can play my best game. Last year I played a really good, good tournament, being in the quarters. So far it’s been great. I can see that I’m there in the second week playing good, not playing my best tennis, but playing good and still there. Feeling strong on the court. Hopefully I can play some great match on Monday.”
On Saturday, David Goffin ousted former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis in straight sets to advance to the fourth round at the All England Club. He won the match 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to set up the encounter with Wawrinka.
“He is really talented player,” said Wawrinka of Goffin. “He loves the grass. Has amazing backhand, returning well. He’s dangerous because he like to stay on the line, playing really fast. We’ll see how I’ll have to play my game to be aggressive, serving well, mix a lot, making him going back a little bit.”
This will serve as the third meeting between the two competitors, as they crossed paths twice previously – both meetings in Chennai, India. Wawrinak leads the head-to-head series 2-0 and will look to maintain that undefeated streak en route to the quarter-final round.
Prediction: Stan Wawrinka in Four Sets