David Goffin’s remains one of the hottest players on the ATP tennis circuit. After tearing up the summer winning 25 straight matches, the Belgian has continued that success in the fall. Today, Goffin beat Joao Sousa to win the Metz title, the second ATP-level title of his career.
But it’s also his fifth title in his last seven tournaments since Wimbledon (3 Challengers, 2 ATP)! During his recent run the 23-year-old has won 34 of his last 36 matches (including Challengers, qualifying), losing only to Jerzy Janowicz in the quarterfinals at Winston-Salem and to Grigor Dimitrov in the third round at the US Open.
Truth be told, he’s not exactly playing top competition. Just four of those 34 wins have come against Top 40 players, two of those coming this week in Metz where he beat No. 38 Sousa and No. 11 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
A year ago Goffin was out with a broken wrist. But after starting the season ranked No. 110, his title today will move him into the Top 35 for the first time and in position for seeding at the Australian Open in January.
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