Goffin is an expert at the transition play, advancing up the court to end points.
The Belgian managed to apply the pressure with 17/24 success rate at the net.
In contrast, with Tiafoe charging the net, Goffin’s accuracy was exceptional with 21 passing shot winners.
What the winner said
"It feels really great, because it was a tough battle, especially when you lose the first set, when you have to turn it around. That was the case, so it was a tough one. Physically was not easy, even if I was feeling great. At the end it's good that I managed to finish in four," said Goffin.
"But it was a great match, great match, great intensity. I'm very happy to be in third round again. Means a lot, of course. Like I said, I'm playing well for the moment. I'm feeling great. Physically, mentally, my tennis is there.
"So being in third round, it's not a surprise, I would say, if you see the last few weeks and months, but inside it is a small surprise. But I knew that I was able to do it again and it was a goal to go back to my best tennis. That's almost the case for the moment. So I'm very happy. I will try to continue and play another good match in the next round."