In parallel to the definition of the Toronto Masters 1000, The adventure begins in Cincinnati, the tournament of the same category that will have the debut of Guido Pella (93rd) this Sunday.
The Bahiense will seek to advance in the M1000 against David Goffin (19th), the Belgian who lately has been far from his best level but who is always a potential threat on the circuit.
The tennis players will take to the court after the duels duel between Máximo González and Simone Bolelli against Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov. Namely, At approximately 8:30 p.m. (ARG), you will be able to see in action the match that will give the Argentine or the Belgian a place in the second round of Cincy.
The history between the two has a wide repertoire of encounters. The series is 4-1 in favor of Goffin, and all the matches took place within the framework of an important tournament within the circuit.
The first was in the 2016 Indian Wells M1000, with triumph for the Belgian. The following year, Goffin again took the victory, but this time in the US Open.
Finally, in 2019 the remaining three were played. First in Find, in which he won the 19th in the world; then in the Canadian Masters 1000, Pella took his first and only win. And finally, precisely in Cincinnati, Goffin sealed a solid two-set victory.
It should be noted that Guido Pella has won little in recent matches and lost his shooting on the circuit. Against Goffin, it will be a litmus test that, if successful, can be a great emotional boost.