Goffin does it again Author: MB

Sun 08/10/2017 - 12:12 MB The fourth-seeded Belgian David Goffin has beaten Adrian Mannarino of France 6-3 7-5 in the Japan Open final in Tokyo on Sunday. The victory is David Goffin’s second title in as many weeks and his first ATP 500 trophy.

David Goffin, who lost to Nick Kyrgios in last year's final, extended his winning streak to nine matches to rise to number eight in the Race to London rankings. This has seriously boosted his chances of playing in the season-ending tournament.

The 26-year-old from Roccourt, near Liège was dominant from the outset and broke Mannarino to take a 3-1 lead in the opener and maintained the one-break advantage to claim the set, winning 21 of 25 points on his own serve.

The world number 31 Mannarino rallied in the second set and broke Goffin to take a 4-2 lead. However, the in-form Belgian responded by breaking the Frenchman immediately and once more in the 11th game as he charged to victory.

The win in Tokyo was Goffin's fourth career title and second of the season after his ATP 250 Shenzhen Open triumph last Sunday.
The world number 11 will next travel to China to play in the Shanghai Masters.