David Goffin comes into this final match after having scored impressive victories against the top 2 players in the world, Rafael Nadal in the group stage and Roger Federer in the semi-finals on Saturday.
The seventh seed has been quite exceptional save his 6-0, 6-2 loss to Grigor Dimitrov in the round-robin stage, the man who he’s set to play in this final. Goffin will definitely be looking for some sort of redemption, maybe revenge, too. He gets that, and the title will be his.
Grigor Dimitrov, meanwhile, has been the standout player of the tournament so far. He has dispatched opponents with relative ease. He beat Thiem, Goffin, alternate – Carreno Busta, and bounced back from a set down to beat the Paris Masters champion – Jack Sock in the semi-final, and he would now hope for a similarly enjoyable rematch with Goffin in today’s final.
These two have met five times before, with Dimitrov coming out on top in four of those meetings including the recent mauling at this arena. But if Goffin can end streaks against Federer and Nadal, then improving his record against Dimitrov tonight shouldn’t be a fearsome task.
Speaking on his match-up with Dimitrov, Goffin said: “I have the chance to play another match, against him… I’ll try to be more aggressive, also go for the shot, and yeah, go for the trophy.
“We will see. I will try something different than in the group. But it won’t be difficult to do better than on Wednesday,” he added.
So, can Goffin cause an upset and win the biggest title of his career? Or will Grigor Dimitrov simply press replay, record another massive victory and also lift the biggest title of his career?
This match is live, today Sunday from the 02 Arena, London from 19:00.