Dan Evans in the third round of the 2021 US Open in New York
Dan Evans in the third round of the 2021 US Open in New York | (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tennis | Australian Open 2022 | In-form Evans takes on Goffin in Grand Slam opener

  • Dan Evans [24] v David Goffin
  • H2H: Evans leads 2-0
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – After a good start to the season Dan Evans begins his grand slam campaign in 2022 against David Goffin.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Dan Evans [24] v David Goffin

H2H: Evans leads 2-0

Australian Open 2022

Melbourne, Australia

Hard 

Prize Money: A$90,000

TBC

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After positive campaigns at the ATP Cup and in Sydney, Dan Evans will look to carry the momentum into the first grand slam of the year as he takes on David Goffin.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2021 – Hard)

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H2H:

Dan Evans (WR 26)

David Goffin (WR 45)

Tournament Previous Best

R4 (2017)

QF (2017)

1st Serve %

61.4

58.6

Service Games Won %

79.7

67.6

Break Points Saved %

64.8

51

2nd Serve Return Points Won %

50.8

49.7

Break Points Converted %

40.9

48.6

Evans leads most of the stats as the most consistent and aggressive player of the two but Goffin is clinical when he gets his opportunities so Evans will need to raise his level of play on the big points.  

 

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Playing styles and prediction

Goffin has been plagued by injuries last season and just when the Belgian was getting back on a roll in Sydney, a knee injury forced him to retire against Andy Murray. On his day, Goffin can frustrate his opponents with unbelievable defensive skills transitioning into deadly attacking shots.

Even though Goffin has a good past record at the Australian Open, Evans’ form is very good right now with the Brit having the confidence to mix things up as well as being aggressive. Evans should go through relatively easily against an injury-prone Goffin and move into the next round.

Prediction: Evans in straight sets

 

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