Shenzhen Open: David Goffin beats Alexandr Dolgopolov to clinch third career title


Shenzhen: It was seventh time lucky for David Goffin after the Belgian beat Alexandr Dolgopolov over three sets to win the Shenzhen Open on Sunday.

David Goffin had lost six finals on the trot and he had won his last ATP title in 2014. Image courtesy: Twitter @ATPWorldTour

David Goffin had lost six finals on the trot and he had won his last ATP title in 2014. Image courtesy: Twitter @ATPWorldTour

The World No 12 Goffin tasted defeat in his last six finals, a bitter run stretching back to 2014.

But the 26-year-old made up for three years of disappointment with a determined display against the Ukrainian Dolgopolov to seal the title 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 in just over two hours in southern China.

Goffin adds the Shenzhen trophy to the two he won in 2014 in Metz, France and Kitzbuehel in Austria.

"This one is really special because you know it’s always tough to come back from injuries," said Goffin, who retired from the French Open and missed Wimbledon with an ankle injury.


"I cannot be happier today.”


Published Date: Oct 01, 2017 08:32 pm | Updated Date: Oct 01, 2017 08:32 pm



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