Who would have thought?!
After taking a beatdown at the hands of Grigor Dimitrov in his penultimate round-robin match, David Goffin went on to beat Dominic Thiem in his final group match to advance to the semis, and said he hoped that he could produce a good performance against Roger Federer in the semis.
AND, He. Has. Done. It! Absolutely sensational!
The Belgian bounced back from a set down to stun Roger Federer 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the final in London.
“I have no words. I cannot describe how I’m feeling. So much joy, so much happiness,” said Goffin.
This would be Goffin’s first win over his childhood idol in seven career meetings, and arguably the biggest win of his career. He’s also become only the sixth player to beat both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the same event.
I’m so happy to play the match I played, it was such a special moment,” said Goffin.
“Honestly, I don’t know [what worked]. I think it was just the feeling of the day. I was a little bit nervous when I started the match but I started to feel the ball really well. The serve was there right to the end. It was my day,” an elated Goffin added.
The world no. 8 will now play either Jack Sock or Grigor Dimitrov (who are set to play later today) in the final on Sunday.