David Goffin: 'Defeating Novak Djokovic in doubles was not easy'


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David Goffin: 'Defeating Novak Djokovic in doubles was not easy'

Beaten in the first round by the world No. 117 Ricardas Berankis, David Goffin reached his first career doubles final with Pierre-Hugues Herbert and also won it. On Thursday they defeated the Djokovic brothers, Marko and Novak, in three sets, 6-1 3-6 15/13. 'I am very happy to reach my first doubles finals', said Goffin. 'It was not an easy match.

I knew that Marko would do everything in order to be at the same level as his brother and he was very motivated. Playing with his brother must be something very pleasant. Novak was there too. He started slowly, then he came back in the match and he had good reflexes at the net as well as Marko.

It was close.' Goffin and Herbert defeated Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop in the championship clash. 'I am happy, I had a difficult singles match in the first round but I still played four additional doubles match.

It was good to have played important points like these ones in the super tie-break. And a final is a final. I am happy to have it with Pierre-Hugues.' Commenting on the title they won, Goffin said: "It's a little bit like a dream come true.

To win four matches in the same week, it is something unusual", he laughed. "But thanks to Pierre-Hugues for the week. He helped me a lot this week to win the title. It is really something special this week." Herbert added: "It's for sure something special.

We played our last final in 2008 juniors in Brazil. We were lucky enough to play again a final here and to share it with a friend, it's always something special." ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title