Goffin at the 2016 US Open
|Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
7 December 1990 |
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 3,507,537|
|Career record||131–98 (57.21% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 11 (6 June 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 12 (10 October 2016)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2016)|
|French Open||QF (2016)|
|Wimbledon||4R (2015, 2016)|
|US Open||3R (2014, 2015)|
|Olympic Games||3R (2016)|
|Highest ranking||No. 259 (21 March 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 259 (21 March 2016)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2013)|
|US Open||1R (2012, 2015)|
|Davis Cup||F (2015)|
|Last updated on: 21 March 2016.|
David Goffin (French pronunciation: [david ɡɔfɛ̃]) (born 7 December 1990) is a Belgian tennis player. He was born in Rocourt, Liège, Belgium. His breakthrough came when he reached the fourth round of the 2012 French Open as a lucky loser, eventually losing to Roger Federer in four sets. Goffin has defeated several higher-ranked players such as John Isner, Stan Wawrinka, Marin Čilić, Milos Raonic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomáš Berdych, the latter without losing a game. He is the Belgian number 1 male tennis player as of 2016.
- 1 Career
- 2 ATP career finals
- 3 Singles performance timeline
- 4 Wins over top 10 players
- 5 References
- 6 External links
As a junior he compiled a singles win/loss record of 76–40, reaching as high as No. 10 in the junior combined world rankings in July 2008. He took part in only two junior slams, losing in the second round of the French Open and the first round of Wimbledon in 2008.
At the French Open 2012, though he did not win in the last qualifying round of the qualifications, he entered the tournament's main draw as a lucky loser thanks to the withdrawal of Gaël Monfils. In his first round, he faced world no. 27 and 23rd seed for men's singles Radek Štěpánek and beat him in five sets. The second round saw Goffin take on French veteran player Arnaud Clément (who was playing his last French Open) whom he beat in five sets in a match postponed due to rain at a score of 5–1 the previous day. Goffin then beat Łukasz Kubot in the third round to become the first lucky loser to reach the last 16 of a Grand Slam since compatriot Dick Norman at Wimbledon 1995. Goffin was eventually eliminated by third seed Roger Federer, but not before managing to win the first set.
He received one of the wild cards for Wimbledon, and in the first round he beat 20th seed and 2011 quarterfinalist Bernard Tomic. Then, in the secound round, he beat Jesse Levine to advance to the third round, where he ultimately lost to the resurgent 10th seed Mardy Fish.
He then won two singles matches to secure Belgium a place in the 2013 Davis Cup World Group.
Goffin started the season by making his debut at the 2013 Brisbane International. He defeated wildcard (and crowd favourite) Matthew Ebden, before losing to seventh seed Jürgen Melzer in the second round.
In the first round of the French Open he had to face current number 1, Novak Djokovic. He proved a challenge for Djokovic, but lost the match in straight sets. Goffin's performance as well as Djokovic's laboured efforts in defeating him was the subject of brief attention to the quality of Goffin's playing.
Goffin made it to the third round in Cincinnati, where he was again defeated by Djokovic. He qualified in Winston-Salem and defeated Jack Sock in the first round, but lost to Dmitry Tursunov in the second round. He did not play any further tournaments in 2013 after the US Open, where he lost in the first round to Alexandr Dolgopolov.
2014–15: First career titles, breaking into the top 30
Goffin had to retire in his second-round match at the Challenger event in New Caledonia, and he withdrew from qualifying for the Australian Open due to a left quadriceps injury.
From July to August, following his opening round loss at Wimbledon to defending champion Andy Murray, Goffin won four consecutive tournaments. The first three of which were Challengers, but the fourth was his maiden ATP tour-level title when he won the Austrian Open Kitzbühel, beating Dominic Thiem in the final. During this run, Goffin won 40 out of the 42 sets he played and won 20 consecutive matches.
In September, after reaching the third round of the US Open for the first time, he won his second career ATP title, the Moselle Open in Metz, France, beating higher seeded players Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals and João Sousa in the final. His run from July to September launched him over 75 places up the rankings, putting him into the world's top 40 for the first time in his career.
At the Swiss Indoors in Basel, he advanced to his first ATP 500 tournament final, beating Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals, his first win over a top-10 player. He lost the final to five-time champion Roger Federer in straight sets, however his run to the final propelled him to a career high ranking of number 22 in the world, a ranking with which he would finish the 2014 season. After having started the year ranked 111th in the world, Goffin ended the season ranked just outside the top 20, a difference of 89 places, and as a result he was awarded the Comeback Player of the Year award by the ATP for 2014.
2015 saw Goffin have continued success, reaching two more ATP finals and breaking into the world's top 20 as well as decent runs in the major tournaments. His season was highlighted by being the driving force in the Belgium Davis Cup team's surprise run to the final, which they eventually lost to Great Britain, Goffin being defeated by Andy Murray in the decisive fourth rubber.
2016: 4th round at Australia, Quarterfinal in French Open and first career Masters 1000 semifinals
In March at Indian Wells he reached his first Masters 1000 semifinal where he lost to Milos Raonic. He followed it up with another semi-final defeat in the next tournament, in Miami losing to Novak Djokovic in straights sets.
He next competed in the Monte Carlo Masters. He played his first round against Feliciano Lopez where he won 7-5 6-0. He then played Fernando Verdasco. He won in a close match 7-6(7-2) 2-6 7-6(7-1). He then lost to lucky loser Marcel Granollers 6-7(1-7) 4-6.
Then he competed in the Rome Masters. He won his first match against Leonardo Mayer 2-6 7-6(10-8) 6-3. He next played Jack Sock in the second round, winning in straight sets, 6-4 6-4. He then played world number eight Tomáš Berdych and defeated him without losing a single game, 6-0 6-0. In the quarterfinals, he lost to 2nd seed Andy Murray, 1-6 5-7.
In the 2016 French Open he played the first round against Wild Card player Grégoire Barrère. He won in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 and 6-4. In the second round he played against Qualifier Carlos Berlocq he won again in straight sets 7-5, 6-1, 6-4. In the third round he won in a more than 3 hours match against the Spanish player Nicolás Almagro. He won in five sets 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 4-6 and 6-2. In the fourth round he won in four sets against Ernests Gulbis 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. His tournament ended in the quarterfinals where he lost to Dominic Thiem in four sets: 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 and 6-1.
In 2016 Wimbledon he won in the first and second round in straight sets. In the third round he needed four sets 6-4, 6-3, 2-6 and 6-1 to win against Denis Istomin. In the fourth round he lost to Milos Raonic after he had a 2-0 advance in sets. He lost in 5 sets. 6-4, 6-3 and 4-6, 4-6, 4-6.
ATP career finals
Singles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runners-up)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||1.||2 August 2014||Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Dominic Thiem||4–6, 6–1, 6–3|
|Winner||2.||21 September 2014||Moselle Open, Metz, France||Hard (i)||João Sousa||6–4, 6–3|
|Runner-up||1.||26 October 2014||Swiss Indoors, Basel, Switzerland||Hard (i)||Roger Federer||2–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||2.||14 June 2015||Topshelf Open, Rosmalen, The Netherlands||Grass||Nicolas Mahut||6–7(1–7), 1–6|
|Runner-up||3.||2 August 2015||Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Dominic Thiem||5–7, 2–6|
|Runner-up||4.||9 October 2016||Japan Open, Japan||Hard||Nick Kyrgios||6–4, 3–6, 5–7|
Singles performance timeline
Current through 2016 Shanghai Masters
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||Q1||Q2||1R||A||2R||4R||0 / 3||4–3||57%|
|French Open||A||4R||1R||1R||3R||QF||0 / 5||9–5||56%|
|Wimbledon||Q3||3R||1R||1R||4R||4R||0 / 5||8–5||62%|
|US Open||Q3||1R||1R||3R||3R||1R||0 / 5||4–5||44%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||5–3||0–4||2–3||8–4||10–4||0 / 18||25–18||58%|
|Summer Olympics||NH||1R||Not Held||3R||0 / 2||2–2||50%|
|Davis Cup||A||PO||1R||1R||F||1R||0 / 4||14–3||82%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||3–1||1–1||3–1||5–1||4–1||0 / 6||16–5||76%|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||2R||1R||A||SF||0 / 3||5–3||63%|
|Miami Masters||A||2R||3R||1R||4R||SF||0 / 5||9–5||64%|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||1R||1R||2R||3R||0 / 4||3–4||43%|
|Madrid Masters||A||A||1R||A||2R||1R||0 / 3||1–3||25%|
|Rome Masters||A||A||A||A||QF||QF||0 / 2||5–2||71%|
|Canada Masters||A||A||1R||A||3R||3R||0 / 3||4–3||57%|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||Q2||3R||A||3R||2R||0 / 3||5–3||63%|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||A||2R||QF||0 / 2||4–2||60%|
|Paris Masters||A||Q1||A||2R||3R||0 / 2||2–2||50%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||1–1||5–6||1–4||12–8||18–8||0 / 27||37–27||58%|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||2 / 3||0 / 2||0 / 1||2 / 6||33%|
Wins over top 10 players
|1.||Milos Raonic||9||Basel, Switzerland||Hard(i)||QF||6–7(3–7), 6–3, 6–4|
|2.||Stan Wawrinka||4||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||4R||6–3, 5–7, 7–6(7–5)|
|3.||Tomáš Berdych||8||Rome, Italy||Clay||3R||6–0, 6–0|
|4.||Gaël Monfils||7||Shanghai, China||Hard||3R||4–6, 6–4, 6–2|
- "Federer sees off 'lucky loser' Goffin in four sets to reach quarter finals", The Daily Mail, 3 June 2012.
- "Goffin biography at ITF". tennis player.
- Hanford, Ian (29 May 2012). "French Open 2012 Scores: Shocking Results from Roland Garros' First 2 Days". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
- "Lucky loser Goffin enjoys French Open record run". The Times of India. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- "David Goffin". Retrieved 2012-06-04.
- "2014 ATP WORLD TOUR AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED". Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- David Goffin at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- David Goffin at the International Tennis Federation
- David Goffin at the Davis Cup
- Official website David Goffin
- Unofficial website David Goffin
|ATP Comeback Player of the Year