• Goffin and Melzer fight for Valencia semifinal berth

    10/26/12 4:37 AM | Cheryl Murray
    Goffin and Melzer fight for Valencia semifinal berth Belgium's David Goffin will take on Austrian veteran Jurgen Melzer in Valencia's first quarterfinal on Friday.

    There is a 10 year age difference between Jurgen Melzer and David Goffin. Melzer is 31 years old with four career titles and looking for his second this season. Goffin is 21 years old and 2012 was his breakout season. The world No. 45 broke through at the French Open, where he came up from qualifying and made it all the way to the round of 16.

    Melzer has had an inconsistent season. The Austrian is ranked 38th in the world and has the title in Memphis to show for his efforts, but he also has an over all losing record, sitting at 17-23 coming into Valencia. He defeated Carlos Berlocq and Xavier Malisse to advance to the quarters.

    Goffin didn't play well in his opening match this week. The Belgian easily defeated Pablo Andujar, but that had more to do with Andujar's poor form than anything else. He put in a better performance in the second round to defeat John Isner, however.

    Prediction - Melzer is the more consistent player. The Austrian in 3.

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Cheryl's picks this week have been disastrously laughable

and i see the are about to only get worse....

RickyDimon , 10/26/12 5:01 AM

I can't believe Goffin chopped down Big John.

scoretracker , 10/26/12 6:38 AM

Ricky - people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones ;-)

ed251137 , 10/26/12 7:53 AM

goffin to win - not melzer

MAGICJOHNSON76 , 10/26/12 10:33 AM

Goffin served for a 5-1 lead. It is now 6-5 with Goffin serving to stay in the set.

cherylmurray , 10/26/12 1:57 PM

you all know how the saying goes....

RickyDimon , 10/26/12 3:21 PM

which particular saying would that be? :D

cherylmurray , 10/26/12 3:24 PM

a blind squirrel.....

RickyDimon , 10/26/12 3:31 PM

Oh. I thought you might have meant the "open mouth, insert foot" one.

cherylmurray , 10/26/12 3:46 PM


the blind squirrel one

RickyDimon , 10/26/12 3:53 PM

Isn't there a saying about pride going before a fall??? I can't...quite...remember....


cherylmurray , 10/26/12 3:58 PM

unfortunately for blind squirrels, they usually DON'T find the acorn

Dolgopolov d. Granollers 6-0, 6-2



RickyDimon , 10/26/12 4:15 PM

^^^ that's a little something we like to call misdirection. :D

cherylmurray , 10/26/12 5:22 PM

Very happy for Goffin and I wish him luck for the final. I really hope he wins against Melzer - he is a fighter and can come up with some amazing shots at times.

schatz , 10/27/12 2:02 PM


RickyDimon , 10/27/12 4:03 PM

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