“Best Challenge”: David Goffin on Facing Novak Djokovic at Indian Wells


David Goffin and Novak Djokovic

After Grand Slam, Tennis players dream might be winning a title at Masters event in their career. Belgium tennis star David Goffin is having a similar intention since his master’s debut at Miami Open in 2012. While Goffin would like to win a title at Indian Wells, he reached final at the Cincinnati Masters in 2019. 

In a recent interview with ATP Tour.com ahead of Rolex Paris Masters 2020, World No.12 shared his memories of Masters 1000 events. Goffin answered when he was asked which masters 1000 title he would most like to win, “I loved to win the Indian Wells tournament.” 

David Goffin

He continued, “I think that, even though it is in the same category as the other Masters 1000, it is at a higher level. For its stadium, for its facilities, everything is a little better in that place. It is something great, and it is, without a doubt, the ‘fifth’ Grand Slam.”

“I Would Love To Play The Indian Wells Final Against Novak Djokovic”: David Goffin

While Novak Djokovic holds the top place in the Masters 1000 winners list with 36 titles, Serb clinched 11 of it at Indian Wells and Miami Masters. However, Goffin once again went to Tennis paradise to answer the next question like his dream match at a Masters 1000 event.

Belgian explained, “It is not easy to say, but I would say Novak in the Indian Wells final. It is the best challenge you can have. He won those tournaments so many times, Indian Wells and Miami.” 

David Goffin and Novak Djokovic

“I played him in the semi-finals in Miami [in 2016]. It was a very good match. If it were in the final of Indian Wells, it would be even better to have that challenge. Or it would be Rafa in the final of Monte Carlo.”, Goffin concluded.

While defending champion Novak Djokovic skipped this year Rolex Paris Masters event, eight-seeded, Goffin will face Norbert Gombos of Slovakia in the opening round on Tuesday.

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