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Anti-climax for David Goffin in clash with Roger Federer

The Belgian tennis ace David Goffin has been ousted in the semi-finals in Cincinnati. Nursing a shoulder injury, he was forced to abandon his match against Roger Federer. Goffin had lost the opening set in a tie-break (7/3) while the score was level at 1-1 in the second. The shoulder injury puts a sudden end to Goffin's recent resurrection.

David Goffin, who will make a re-entry in the top-10 of the world rankings next week after beating two top-10 players in Ohio, hopes to get ready for the US Open, the final Grand Slam event of the season which is played on hard court, just like in Cincinatti. The US Open kick off in a week's time. 

Federer will play his 150th final when he meets Djokovic on Sunday, and will be aiming for his 99th title. Djokovic enjoys a 23-22 head-to-head edge but Federer has won all three of their Cincinnati final meetings. 

Federer said he had not known for most of his semi-final that his Belgian opponent had been carrying an injury. "I did realise he wasn't serving very big," the Swiss explained. "I wasn't sure if it was a tactic to get a higher first serve percentage."

I did realise he wasn't serving very big, but I thought it could be a tactic to get a higher first serve percentage 

Roger Federer on David Goffin
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