David Goffen

Another great article featured in SI’s “Beyond the Baseline” blog is this one about David Goffin.  Here is some of the article:

On a blustery Sunday afternoon at Roland Garros, two players at opposite ends of the tennis spectrum take to Court Suzanne Lenglen for a fourth-round match. At one end stands a 109th-ranked lucky loser, playing his first main draw at a Grand Slam event. Across the net is a 16-time major champion, revered by millions across the world and a fan favourite in Paris. It has the ring of a David vs. Goliath matchup. It isDavid Goffin vs. Roger Federer.

The intricacies of the head-to-head clash went beyond their tennis accomplishments. Federer was Goffin’s childhood idol, a man his entire family respected. They never missed an opportunity to watch the Swiss maestro on television together. And now one of their own was facing this icon, whose posters once decked out Goffin’s bedroom wall.

Read the rest of the article – HERE

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