David Goffin defeated Hyeon Chung in a straight-set quarter-final match, 6-2 6-2, at the Japan Open in Tokyo over less than a hour. The Belgian player said: "I played a really, really good match. I'm really happy the way I played.
[The key] was probably my serve. I think I served really well. It was one of the nights that you feel all of the zones and you have the timing and you feel that you can touch a coin with every serve, and that was the case tonight.
I had a lot of free points. When you start your service game with two or three free points in every service game, it's really nice. Then after that, I played really smart, I returned well... some good passing shots." On his next match against Novak Djokovic, Goffin added: "You want to do your job...
it doesn’t matter what’s the score. You want to stay in the match and try to do your job. And then sometimes you have some chances, some opportunities you have to take to maybe do some damage, because you don’t have a lot of opportunities when you play those guys.
You just have a couple of small ones and you have to take it. Hopefully that will be the case tomorrow." Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated John Isner in a straight-set quarter-final match at the China Open in Beijing. Speaking in an on court interview, the Greek said: "Nobody is perfect but everybody is working to get as close as possible to that.
I stayed calm. I feel very fresh and clear in my tactics. Really happy with the break. Big relief"