Richard Gasquet, a man frustrated by the Big 3 for years may be nearing a Masters final in Cincinnati. He of the elegant backhand and the serve that MOVES. They say with the pitched baseball, that, the order of impact is location, movement and speed. The first two are strengths for Richard. It’s fun to watch his serve drift laterally. In addition he has a quick release on his serve that can keep his opponent out of rhythm.
Goffin is a model of court speed and consistency. His shots have lots of pop for a small tennis player. His relatively smaller stature on the plus side helps give him excellent balance. Goffin is precise and impressive.
Nonetheless on form I think Gasquet will continue to surprise us and take this one in a battle.