Goffin closes 2021 Tour with injury
Former world no. 7 David Goffin is out for the rest of the 2021 ATP Tour after he suffered a knee injury. The star will take a break in the sport and did not speak about any possible return dates should he ever heal up from his injury in the coming months.
The last game that Goffin played was in the US Open, where he lost to Mackenzie McDonald in the first round in just three sets, 6-2, 7-5 and 6-3. That loss saw him exit the tourney earlier than expected after the fans hoped for his success with a deep push in the US Open.
In the loss, Goffin had six aces and five double faults. He was 56% on all of his first serves and had a winning rate of 64% and 54% on his first two serves. The star was just outgunned by McDonald in the loss as Goffin only had 93 points won with 10 games to his tally.
Goffin said that he will skip the rest of the games in the 2021 ATP Tour after he found out that he had an injury on his knee. That is a huge blow on his run that was also unsteady due to his health. This takes him out of contention and will not gain points for the next four months.
‘Unfortunately, I won’t be able to compete again this year in 2021. It’s been a tough year with some injuries with my ankle earlier this year and my knee is bothering me for too long now’, Goffin said. ‘So I took the decision not to play again, not to compete this year. I will take the time now for my body’.
Goffin insists that his body needs it. The star also said those four months would be a big boost for his return in 2022. The Belgian star wrapped up his season with a 14-15 record. The best push he had was his run at the Montpellier, where he won his fifth ATP Tour trophy in a win against Roberto Bautista Agut in a three-set final.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores