The Belgian number one David Goffin (ATP-11) will put an end to his season. The Liegeois suffers from an elbow injury and will also miss the European Open.
Goffin already had to withdraw from the Tokyo and Shanghai. The Belgian will now also the European Open and the rest of the season. “Unfortunately, the pain on my right elbow has worsened recently and I am suffering from a bone edema. I need at least a month to recover, which means that I have to end my season. I am very disappointed that I will miss the European Open and I apologize to the organization and to all my fans.”
The European Open, still the only ATP 250-tournament in Belgium, can still count on top players like Diego Schwartzman (ATP-14), Kyle Edmund (ATP-16), Gael Monfils (ATP-39) and Ruben Bemelmans (ATP-108), who will defend the Belgian honor in the Lotto Arena. With this player field the tournament still ensures to bring top quality tennis.
We wish Goffin a speedy recovery and hope to see him back in a next edition.
Update with statement of tournament director Dick Norman: “Due to an injury, David Goffin will not play during the European Open. We wish him a quick recovery, and are convinced we will see him play at our tournament next year. This year, the European Open remains a must-see tennis event in Belgium, as it is the only ATP-tournament in Belgium. With top players such as Gaël Monfils, Richard Gasquet, Diego Schwarzman, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Feliciano Lopez, Robin Haase and Kyle Edmund only already represent 48 ATP-titles. With this player field we ensure to bring top quality tennis. With on the main draw Ruben Bemelmans, who represented our country during the Davis Cup, and a quali-wild card for the young promising Belgian talent Zizou Bergs, we remain the ultimate platform for Belgian players and tennis fans.”