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Steve Darcis (BEL) vs [10] David Goffin (BEL) Goffin Leads 1-0
17 Sofia (Bulgaria) Hard QF David Goffin 6-1 6-3
Other meetings:
11 St. Remy CH (France) Hard R16 Steve Darcis 7-6(4) 6-1
14 Mons CH (Belgium) Hard F David Goffin 6-3 6-3

Darcis 2017 Summary
QF(2): Sofia (l Goffin); Delray Beach (W/O vs Young)
YTD W-L: 11-4
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: March 13, 1984 (33)
Emirates ATP Ranking: 51
Monte-Carlo W-L (Best Result): Main Draw Debut

• Tournament Note: The Belgian No. 2 is making his main draw debut. Lost in 2R qualifying in 2009, 2012 and 1R qualifying in 2013
• Comes in with an 11-4 match record on season and best results are QF showings in Sofia (l. to Goffin) and Delray Beach (W/O vs. Young), which was his last tournament
• Has helped his country reach Davis Cup SFs (vs. Australia) by compiling a 3-0 record, winning both of his matches in 1R tie vs. Germany’s Kohlschreiber in fifth set TB and A. Zverev in four sets. In last weekend’s tie vs. Italy, beat Lorenzi in opening match in four sets
• In first Grand Slam tournament of season at Australian Open, advanced to 3R (d. Groth, Schwartzman, l. to Seppi)

Goffin 2017 Summary
F(2): Sofia (l Dimitrov); Rotterdam (l Tsonga); QF: Australian Open (l Dimitrov)
YTD W-L: 19-7
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: December 7, 1990 (26)
Emirates ATP Ranking: 14
Monte-Carlo W-L (Best Result): 3-4 (2016 3rd Round)

• Tournament Note: Top Belgian is making his fifth straight appearance and last year turned in his best result, a 3R showing with wins over Lopez and Verdasco (l. to Granollers). Lost in 1R in 2013-14 and 2R in 2015
• Last weekend helped his country into Davis Cup SFs with a pair of straight-set wins over Italy’s Seppi and Lorenzi
• At first two ATP Masters 1000 tourneys, reached 4R in Indian Wells (l. to Cuevas in three) and Miami (l. to Kyrgios)
• Achieved career-high No. 10 in Emirates ATP Rankings on February 20 — 1st Belgian men’s player ever in Top 10
• Tied Simon in 2008 as lightest player in Top 10 (150 lbs) since Coria (145 lbs) and Grosjean (147 lbs) in 2004
• Ranked No. 11 for total of 24 weeks before breaking into Top 10 for first time
• Advanced to back-to-back finals at Sofia (l. to Dimitrov) and Rotterdam (d. Dimitrov in QF, l. to Tsonga)
• Reached 2nd Grand Slam QF at Australian Open by avenging 2016 Roland Garros QF loss to Thiem (l. to Dimitrov)
• Lost last 6 ATP World Tour finals since winning only 2 titles at 2014 Kitzbuehel (d. Thiem) and 2014 Metz (d. Sousa)

Gilles Simon (FRA) vs Malek Jaziri (TUN) Simon Leads 3-0
14 ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai (China) Hard R16 Gilles Simon 6-2 6-3
15 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (USA) Hard R64 Gilles Simon 6-3 4-6 6-2
16 Metz (France) Hard QF Gilles Simon 7-6(2) 6-0
Other meeting:
04 France F20 (France) Hard R32 Gilles Simon 6-3 6-3

Simon 2017 Summary
QF: Marseille (l Tsonga)
YTD W-L: 6-6
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 12
Date of Birth: December 27, 1984 (32)
Emirates ATP Ranking: 30
Monte-Carlo W-L (Best Result): 12-10 (2012 Semi-finalist)

• Tournament Note: The 32-year-old Frenchman is making his 11th Monte-Carlo appearance in last 12 years (except 2010) and best result is SF in 2012 (d. No. 8 Tipsarevic, No. 5 Tsonga, l. to Nadal) and 3R four other times (2006, 2011, 2015-16). Has 2-5 record vs. Top 10 opponents
• Comes in with a 6-6 match record on season and best result is QF in Marseille (d. Khachanov, Benneteau, l. to Tsonga). Also 3R at Australian Open (d. Mmoh, Dutra Silva, l. to No. 3 Raonic)
• Has lost in opening round in last two tournaments, in Acapulco (l. to Thiem) and ATP Masters 1000 Miami (bye, l. to Struff)
• Played in 1R Davis Cup tie in Japan and beat Nishioka in straight sets in second match

Jaziri 2017 Summary
YTD W-L: 13-9
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: January 20, 1984 (32)
Emirates ATP Ranking: 58
Monte-Carlo W-L (Best Result): Main Draw Debut

• Tournament Note: The 32-year-old Tunisian native is making his main draw debut. Lost in 1R qualifying in 2015
• Last week played in first clay court tournament in Marrakech and lost to Chardy in three sets in 1R
• In first two ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, reached a career-best 4R at Indian Wells (l. to Sock 7-5 in 3rd set) and followed with 3R in Miami (l. to No. 3 Wawrinka)
• Advanced to Grand Slam 3R for 2nd time in career at Australian Open (d. Soeda and Bublik, l. to M. Zverev)
• Achieved career-high No. 47 in Emirates ATP Rankings on February 13
• Squandered 1 MP in Auckland 2R (l. to Isner 76 in 3rd)
• Went 2-1 in Tunisia’s 3-2 loss to Sweden in Davis Cup Group II 1R (d. Arvidsson and Rosenholm in singles)


Florian Mayer (GER) vs Joao Sousa (POR) Mayer Leads 1-0
13 Sydney ( Australia) Hard R32 Florian Mayer 6-1 6-2

Mayer 2017 Summary
YTD W-L: 0-5
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: October 5, 1983 (33)
Emirates ATP Ranking: 49
Monte-Carlo W-L (Best Result):5-6 (2013 3rd Round)

Sousa 2017 Summary
F: Auckland (l Sock); SF: Sao Paulo (l Ramos-Vinolas); QF: Buenos Aires (l Nishikori)
YTD W-L: 12-7
YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: March 30, 1989 (27)
Emirates ATP Ranking:36
Monte-Carlo W-L (Best Result): 2-3 (2015-16 2nd Round)


Gilles Muller (LUX) vs Tommy Robredo (ESP) Robredo Leads 1-0
05 ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) Grass R32 Tommy Robredo 6-4 6-4

Benoit Paire (FRA) vs Tommy Haas (GER) Paire Leads 1-0
17 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R128 Benoit Paire 7-6(2) 6-4 ret

Borna Coric (CRO) vs Jeremy Chardy (FRA) Series Tied 1-1
15 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R128 Jeremy Chardy 3-6 6-4 7-5 6-4
15 Estoril (Portugal) Clay R32 Borna Coric 6-2 6-4

Mischa Zverev (GER) vs Jiri Vesely (CZE) Vesely Leads 1-0
17 Marrakech (Morocco) Clay R16 Jiri Vesely 6-4 6-4

Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs Pablo Cuevas (URU) Troicki Leads 3-0
10 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (USA) Hard R64 Viktor Troicki 1-0 ret
10 Moscow (Russia) Hard SF Viktor Troicki 6-3 6-3
15 ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai (China) Hard R64 Viktor Troicki 2-6 6-4 6-4

Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs Ryan Harrison (USA) First Meeting

Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) First ATP Meeting
Other meeting:
16 Canberra CH (Australia) Hard SF Paolo Lorenzi 7-5 6-7(0) 7-5

Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs Diego Schwartzman (ARG) Schwartzman Leads 1-0
16 Istanbul (Turkey) Clay R16 Diego Schwartzman 6-2 6-2

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) vs Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) Bautista Agut Leads 1-0
15 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass R32 Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(4) 6-0 6-1

Alexander Zverev (GER) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA) First Meeting

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Daniil Medvedev (RUS) First Meeting

Daniel Evans (GBR) vs Kyle Edmund (GBR) First ATP Meeting
Other meeting:
16 Dallas CH (U.S.A.) Hard F Kyle Edmund 6-3 6-2

Federico Delbonis (ARG) vs Robin Haase (NED) Delbonis Leads 1-0
15 Kitzbühel (Austria) Clay R16 Federico Delbonis 4-6 6-2 6-2

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs Fabio Fognini (ITA) Carreno Busta Leads 4-0
13 Oeiras (Portugal) Clay QF Pablo Carreno Busta 3-6 6-4 6-4
16 Moscow (Russia) Hard F Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6 6-3 6-2
16 ATP Masters 1000 Paris (France) Hard R64 Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3 6-1
17 Sao Paulo (Brazil) Clay QF Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0 7-6(1)

Karen Khachanov (RUS) vs Nicolas Mahut (FRA) First Meeting

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