Goffin looked quite good in taking care of business against an overwhelmed, or concave Thiem (happy off-season, Dom: good luck in the off-season, working-on better court position). Goffin’s ability to find such different angles looks positively poised to play in the ATP Finals SF. Federer should overtake the Belgian, but stranger things have happened.
Hearing that Federer took a day off between matches and people are suspecting injury is ripe gossip. But for a 36 year-old, who in the hell knows.
Federer should proceed 4 and 4.
Dimitrov looks on fire. Stepping around short balls, hitting 127mph solid on that FS and quick to back-it-up appears devastating. He should be opportunistic. The question is will he shine under the bigger lights.
If he doesn’t beat Sock, and I am not certain of Grigor at all given his past, no one should be shocked. He should beat Sock given the parade of glory from this all-court artisan. He needs big results. Enough is enough.
A Federer v Dimitrov final is the call, but Sock upsetting the fragile Bulgarian wouldn’t surprise anyone.