Belgium’s David Goffin was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon on Wednesday because of the nasty ankle injury he suffered at the recent French Open. The player revealed that he suffered a muscle tear and now faces several weeks out recovering.
Goffin hurts ankle in Paris
The 26-year-old had to retire from his third-round match at Roland Garros when his right foot became jammed beneath the rolled-up covers at the back of the Suzanne Lenglen Court. "David's rehabilitation is going well and the injury is gradually improving, but in order not to risk it and to be 100 percent for his return, David decided with his doctors and team to return to competition after Wimbledon", Goffin's team said in a statement.
The world number 13 has had a good season so far in reaching two ATP Tour finals, and he also beat Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokovic during his run to the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals in April. The 131st edition of Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam tournament of the year, will run from 3 to 16 July.