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David Goffin and Aleksandr Dolgopolov to meet in Shenzhen Open final

David Goffin and Aleksandr Dolgopolov to meet in Shenzhen Open final”

The fate of the decisive final set and as a whole made a decision to break the Goffin in the eighth game - the Belgian led 5:3 and filed for a title in Shenzhen. The No. 2 seed broke Laaksonen in the opening game of the third set.

The Cypriot won the solitary game he needed to complete victory in his rain-delayed quarter-final against Lu Yen-hsun 6-3 6-2 before recovering from a set down to beat Guido Pella. As no breaks of serve were seen, the set went into a tie-break.

The second seed won 12 of 14 points played on his first serve and did not face a break point in the decider.

Both players were tied at 4-4 in the second set after the opening eight games of the second set. David scored a mini-break for an 8-7 and he wrapped up a set when Henri netted an easy forehand, after 48 minutes of high-quality tennis. Goffin then blew his set point at 7-6 before he won the next two points to win the opener. David had a game point for 6-6 but he hit a double fault, and two points later he sent forehand miles long to hand the game and the set to his rival, who was a set away from his maiden ATP final.

Goffin is set to meet No. 5 seed #Aleksandr Dolgopolov in the Shenzhen Open final.

Goffin deserved a match point with a great volley victor and he delivered the victory with a cross court forehand victor that propelled him into the title match. It was the first-ever meeting between Dolgopolov and Dzumhur.

Goffin hit five aces and won 85 percent of his first serve points against Laaksonen.

Damir landed in 3 out of 4 first serves but he couldn't pull out another win, losing the most important points to snap his winning streak of 8 matches.

Dolgopolov got off to an early 4-1 lead following his break earned in the fourth game.

Both players held on to their serves after the opening eight games of the second set. In the next game, the Ukrainian was close to the back break but Goffin through the first flow gone from of problems and confidently finished the game in their favor. The match concluded after an hour and 13 minutes of action.

Alexander Dolgopolov in Shenzhen had a chance to win the second title of the season and fourth in his career.

Marcos Baghdatis, meanwhile, sealed two wins in a day to reach the final of the Chengdu Open.

It is Goffin's third career title.



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