David Goffin wins the first BW Open
David Goffin (50th in the world) was the number one seed in the first BW Open and defeated Mikael Ymer (69th in the world) in the final of this international tournament held in Belgium.
David Goffin inaugurated the BW Open prize list by winning the Challenger 125 tournament in Louvain-la-Neuve. This $145,000 hard court tournament saw the Belgian number one beat Sweden's Mikael Ymer in the final in two sets, 6-4, 6-1, after 1 hour 17 minutes of play.
The Liege native put pressure on Ymer immediately by reading his serve very well and taking the initial game. Ymer equalised at 3-3, but Goffin reacted in the best way possible to win the first set.
The Belgian continued to keep the pressure on in the second set to win. The win is the eighth Challenger title for Goffin and his first since 2014.
In addition to his eight Challenger victories, he has also won six ATP titles. Sunday's 125 ATP points represent his biggest win since 2020. Mikael Ymer, ranked 69th in the world, will reach his best career ranking of 60th after this final.
This is a great week for Belgian tennis with the victory of the young Alexander Blockx in the junior final at the Australian Open.