2017 Nitto ATP Finals runner-up David Goffin was straight honest about how he felt about Carlos Alcaraz's performance after losing to the Spaniard at the Great Ocean Road Open. Goffin, seeded at No. 1, stood no chance against Alcaraz as the rising Spanish star claimed a 6-3 6-3 win to.progress into the third round.
World No. 146 Alcaraz served out the opening game of the match, before four consecutive breaks of serve happened. After losing his serve twice and breaking Goffin three times in a row, Alcaraz finally held on to his serve in the seventh game to take a 5-2 lead.
In the ninth game, Alcaraz routinely served out for the opener as he realized his first set point. In the second set, Alcaraz claimed two breaks to take a comfortable 5-2 lead. Goffin got one break back in the eighth game but then he dropped his serve in the following game as Alcaraz sealed a straight-set win.
"He just killed me, so I would say he's good," Goffin said after the match, per AAP. "He had nothing to lose. He qualified for his first Grand Slam, he's under 18. "He's hitting the ball unbelievable.
I don't know if he's playing like tonight every day, every match, but it was a huge performance. He didn't let me play."
Alcaraz happy with his he performed against Goffin
Alcaraz is hoping to have a big breakout season and beating former world No.
7 Goffin could be a big motivation boost. "It was a very good match," Alcaraz said. "I always want to play these kind of matches against great players like Goffin. I'm very happy with this win today and looking forward to the next round."
Goffin, ranked at No. 14 in the world, had a first-round bye and he was playing his first match at the Great Ocean Road Open. Meanwhile, Alcaraz plays next against Thiago Monteiro.