David Goffin won just two games against Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday, losing 6-0 6-2 in just an hour and 10 minutes. The Belgian clarified he didn't lose because he wasn't doing well physically. 'I have a tape on my knee since, yeah, the US Open.
I continue to wear the tape for my knee. But, yeah, I'm almost 100% physically, yeah. I'm feeling okay. It was not the problem today. It was just a tough, tough match against Grigor who played really well.
Yeah, it's life. He was better today. We started the match really well from both sides. We had a lot of good rallies. It was a great intensity from the start. But he played well. He was a little bit more aggressive. He came to the net from the beginning, from the first point.
Yeah, it was not easy for me to lose my serve from the start. It was tough for my confidence after that when it was 0-4. In the second, I had some opportunities to come back, to break back, but he was really solid. He served well.
He was really solid until the end of the match.' On Monday, Goffin had said the win over Nadal was the best one in his life. How would he rate this match? 'It's just a loss, a defeat. I have to now prepare the next one, to be ready for the next one.
As a tennis player, normally you lose almost every week. Like I said, it's just another loss. The most important is to think about the next match.' On Friday, he faces Dominic Thiem for a place in the semi-finals.
About that match-up, Goffin said, 'Yeah, I know him really well. I practice really often with Dominic. Yeah, I have already an idea with the tactics against him because I played so many times against him.
We played a lot of good matches against each other. It's not going to be easy, but I'm going to watch his match first tonight.' Goffin also added he is only focused on the ATP Finals at the moment, which he termed was a 'really important event.' 'I'm not thinking about the Davis Cup for the moment,' he said. 'I know it's just after this event.
We will see. I'm just focused on this event first, then we see after.' ALSO READ: Davis Cup Final France vs Belgium, nominations: Tsonga and Goffin leaders .