David Goffin and his English partner Daniel Evans were eliminated in the second round (round of 16) of the doubles of the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati, a hard-surface tournament with $ 4,222,190, relocated to New York due to the coronaviris pandemic, Monday. The Belgian-British pair lost 7-5, 6-1 to the Dutchman Wesley Koolhof and the Croatian Nikola Mektic, seeded No. 8, after 1 hour and 7 minutes of play.
In singles, Goffin, 10th player in the world, qualified for the round of 16 on Sunday by beating Croatia’s Borna Coric (ATP 33), 7-6 (8/6), 6-4. He will face for a place in the quarterfinals the German Jan-Lennard Struff (ATP 34), winner Monday 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-4 of the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (ATP 17). An opponent he has beaten three in four confrontations. But the last duel between the two men, last year on the clay court of Barcelona, had turned to the advantage of the German.
Sander Gillé and Joran Vliegen were eliminated in the 1st round of the doubles by Americans Steve Johnson and Austin Krajicek, 6-0, 6-2, on Sunday.