Following up on his remarkable summer on the ATP World Tour, David Goffin won his second title on the professional tour on Sunday afternoon when he defeated Portugal’s Joao Sousa in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, to lift the Moselle Open crown.
His resurgence on the tour – going from No. 113 to No. 45 in the Emirates ATP Rankings – and winning his maiden title on the tour has brought with it new-found confidence. He is projected to reach a new career-high ranking of No. 35 on Monday afternoon.
“This is very special because my family was here today,” said Goffin. “That’s the advantage of playing close to home. Winning my second title feels just as good as the first one. I’m very happy.”
“I had to play aggressively today, dictate the game,” said Goffin. “The tactics worked out well and I served well. I was able to focus until the end.”
Following their straight sets meeting at the US Open, Goffin earned his second victory over Sousa and needed only 74 minutes to do so this time round. He won 81% of his first service points and found early breaks in both sets to close out the match for his 34th win in 36 matches.
“I have to congratulate David on a fantastic week,” said Sousa. “Even if I lost today, it was a great week for me as well, reaching the final. I hope that I can come back next year and hopefully go one step further.”
Goffin earned 250 ATP Ranking points and $99,203 for his efforts.