Juan Martín Del Potro, ninth in the world ranking, won 6-4 and 6-2 in their debut at 1000 Masters in Rome against Belgian David Goffin (23), a rival who had reached the second round after beating Swiss Stan Wawrinka with 4-6, 6-0 and 6-2. While the game was scheduled for Wednesday, it was postponed due to heavy rains in Italy.
At court no. 4 in Foro Italico, Del Potro took the first set 6-4, where he was safe and showed a good level, the Belgian service broke twice. The second set started the same way and stopped winning 6-2.
to Del Potro that meant the return to victory after almost three months: his last smile was on February 21 for the eighth finals of the ATP 250 by Delray Beach, 6-4 and 6-4 against American Reilly Opelka. One day later, he fell to American Mackenzie McDonald 6-4, 3-6 and 7-6 (7-5), in his last game before he had to resume rehabilitation because of his cracked knee.
delpo He had won only once before Goffin: in Basel 2016. And he lost in the three other games they played: Shanghai 2016, and Rome and Cincinnati, in 2018. This time,
In this way, Tandilornet will meet the same Thursday Norwegian Casper Ruud, who won their match after Australian Nick Kyrgios disqualified after an attack of anger. The match starts around 12.30 in Argentina.
The 1000 masters of Rome will allocate awards for € 5,791,280 and his favorite is Novak Djokovic (1), champions last Sunday in Madrid after winning the final of the Greek survivor Stefanos Tsitsipas.