David Goffin reacts to surprising Alexander Zverev in Monte Carlo



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David Goffin reacts to surprising Alexander Zverev in Monte Carlo

Top-ranked Belgian tennis player David Goffin couldn't hide his happiness after surprising German Alexander Zverev at the Monte Carlo Masters. Goffin, seeded at No. 11, handed a straight-set defeat to No. 5 seed Zverev as he beat the German 6-4 7-6 (7) to reach the Monte Carlo quarterfinal.

"Of course it gives me a lot of confidence," Goffin said, per the ATP website. "Today was more [about] the way I played. Everything was there. This match, I served well, I was solid. I was very precise with my forehand, aggressive when I had to [be].

[It] was a great match."

Goffin plays next Daniel Evans

Goffin now has a good chance to make the Monte Carlo semifinal but he insists he won't be taking top-ranked British tennis player Evans for granted. Evans stunned No.

1 seed Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 to make his maiden quarterfinal in Monte Carlo. "Of course, you're always surprised when Novak is losing before the final, especially against a guy that on paper is not a clay-court specialist," Goffin said.

"But if you see Dan, he's an amazing, talented player. I always thought that he could play on every surface." After the match, Djokovic said Evans deserved to win. ''He deserved to win. He had the better quality and played well in the decisive moments.

To be honest this has been one of the worst matches from my side I can recall in the last few years. I felt awful on the court overall. Nothing worked. Just one of those days,'' Djokovic said after losing to Evans. Djokovic also offered a high praise for Evans.

"He's a nice player to watch, not so nice to play against. Clay wasn't his surface growing up but the way he plays on clay, I think he plays in a similar quality level to what he plays on his best surfaces. He's a very good player, no doubt about it,'' Djokovic said of Evans.