82 Facts About David Goffin

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David Goffin is a Belgian professional tennis player.

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David Goffin is currently the Belgian No 1, and the first Belgian man to be ranked in the top 10.

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David Goffin's breakthrough came at the 2012 French Open, where he was a lucky loser making his major debut.

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David Goffin reached the fourth round before losing to Roger Federer in four sets.

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David Goffin has since reached four major quarterfinals, at the 2016 French Open, and the 2017 Australian Open, and the 2019 and 2022 Wimbledon Championships.

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At the 2017 ATP Finals, David Goffin defeated Dominic Thiem, world No 1 Rafael Nadal and world No 2 Roger Federer en route to the final where he lost to Grigor Dimitrov.

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David Goffin plays a baseline-oriented game, and he is considered to be an offensive baseliner, with accurate and powerful groundstrokes.

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David Goffin has a good forehand, which he uses to good effect and to move opponents around the court, but his two-handed backhand is his strongest shot, particularly down-the-line.

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David Goffin is one of the best returners in the game, winning 53.

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David Goffin is an excellent mover around the court as well, and excellent at retrieving tricky balls.

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David Goffin is solid at the net, but this isn't one of his major assets.

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David Goffin is sponsored by Wilson for his racquets and Asics for his clothing and footwear.

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David Goffin uses the Wilson Blade 98 18x20 Countervail racquet.

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David Goffin took part in only two junior slams, losing in the second round of the French Open and the first round of Wimbledon in 2008.

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David Goffin won four consecutive matches after qualification, eventually succumbing to Simon Greul, ranked 84, in a semifinal in straight sets.

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In 2010, David Goffin played Futures and Challenger tournaments throughout the year with varying results.

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David Goffin won his first match on the ATP tour at the 2011 Chennai open, defeating India's No 1, Somdev Devvarman.

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David Goffin was eventually eliminated by third seed Roger Federer, but not before managing to win the first set.

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David Goffin received one of the wild cards for Wimbledon, and in the first round he beat 20th seed and 2011 quarterfinalist Bernard Tomic.

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David Goffin then won two singles matches to secure Belgium a place in the 2013 Davis Cup World Group.

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David Goffin started the season by making his debut at the 2013 Brisbane International.

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David Goffin defeated wildcard Matthew Ebden, before losing to seventh seed Jurgen Melzer in the second round.

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David Goffin proved a challenge for Djokovic, but lost the match in straight sets.

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David Goffin made it to the third round in Cincinnati, where he was again defeated by Djokovic.

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David Goffin did not play any tournaments in 2013 after the US Open, where he lost in the first round to Alexandr Dolgopolov.

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David 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.

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David Goffin 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 No 22 in the world, a ranking with which he would finish the 2014 season.

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David Goffin's season was highlighted by being the driving force in the Belgium Davis Cup team's surprise run to the final, which they lost to Great Britain, Goffin being defeated by Andy Murray in the decisive fourth rubber after having earlier won the second rubber against Kyle Edmund.

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David Goffin reached fourth round for the first time at 2016 Australian Open, where he lost to Roger Federer in straight sets.

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David Goffin followed it up with another semifinal defeat in Miami, losing to Novak Djokovic in straights sets.

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David Goffin then played Fernando Verdasco and won in a close match.

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David Goffin next played Jack Sock in the second round, winning in straight sets.

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David Goffin then played world No 8 Tomas Berdych and defeated him without losing a single game.

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David Goffin's tournament ended in the quarterfinals, where he lost to Dominic Thiem in four sets.

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David Goffin reached the third round of the men's singles at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, beating Sam Groth and Dudi Sela before unexpectedly losing to Thomasz Bellucci.

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David Goffin was upset in the first round of the 2016 US Open, losing in four sets to 19-year-old American Jared Donaldson.

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David Goffin took part in the Tour Finals as a reserve after Gael Monfils had to withdraw due to injury.

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David Goffin was defeated by Novak Djokovic in the round-robin stage.

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David Goffin started 2017 at the World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.

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David Goffin defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals and top seed Andy Murray in the semifinals, before losing to Rafael Nadal in the final.

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David Goffin reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the second time in Melbourne, following victories over Reilly Opelka, Radek Stepanek, Ivo Karlovic and Dominic Thiem.

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David Goffin was then defeated in straight sets by Grigor Dimitrov.

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David Goffin went on to reach his second-straight final, but lost in three sets to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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At the Monte Carlo Masters, David Goffin defeated World No 9 Dominic Thiem and World No 2 Novak Djokovic to reach the semifinals.

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David Goffin went on to reach the quarterfinals in Madrid and the round of 16 in Rome, falling to Nadal and Marin Cilic, respectively.

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At the 2017 French Open, David Goffin was forced to retire whilst leading his third round match against Horacio Zeballos.

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David Goffin injured his right ankle when he tripped on a tarpaulin by the side of the court.

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David Goffin then led Belgium to another Davis Cup victory against Australia in the World Group semifinals with four-set wins in both his singles rubbers against Nick Kyrgios and John Millman.

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David Goffin beat Roger Federer for the first time in his career in the semifinal, ending a six match losing streak against him.

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David Goffin became the sixth player to beat Federer and Nadal at the same event and the first since Nikolay Davydenko in 2009 to beat the top two-ranked players at year-end finals.

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David Goffin ended the year having won all six of the singles rubbers he played in 2017, against France, Italy in the quarterfinals, and Australia in the semifinals.

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David Goffin started the season at the Australian Open but was upset in the second round by Julien Benneteau.

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David Goffin rebounded from this disappointing start to the year by winning both of his singles rubbers against Attila Balazs and Marton Fucsovics to help Belgium win its Davis Cup World Group first round tie against Hungary and set up a quarterfinal matchup against the United States.

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David Goffin then reached back-to-back semifinals at the Open Sud de France and the Rotterdam Open, where he lost to Richard Gasquet and Grigor Dimitrov, respectively.

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In Rotterdam, David Goffin was forced to retire from his semifinal match against Dimitrov after a ball ricocheted off his racquet and hit him in the left eye.

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David Goffin made his comeback in Miami, but was eliminated by Joao Sousa in his first match, having won only a game.

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David Goffin reached the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters, where he lost to Grigor Dimitrov.

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David Goffin then competed at Barcelona, where he reached the semifinals, falling to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.

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At Washington, David Goffin reached the quarterfinals where he was defeated by Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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David Goffin lost in the first round of the 2018 Rogers Cup to Milos Raonic.

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David Goffin then saw a good performance at the Cincinnati Masters, defeating sixth seed Kevin Anderson and fourth seed Juan Martin del Potro on his way to the semifinals facing Roger Federer, where he was forced to retire due to injury after losing the first set tiebreak.

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David Goffin began his season at the Qatar Open where in singles he was upset by Ricardas Berankis in the first round.

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David Goffin reached the third round of the Australian Open, where he lost to Daniil Medvedev.

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David Goffin had a productive grass season, reaching the quarterfinals at 's-Hertogenbosch and reaching the final of the ATP 500 event in Halle.

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At Wimbledon, David Goffin was seeded 21st, defeating Bradley Klahn, Jeremy Chardy, 11th seed Daniil Medvedev, and Fernando Verdasco to reach his first quarterfinal at the tournament.

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David Goffin defeated Taylor Fritz, Guido Pella, Adrian Mannarino before receiving a walkover over Yoshihito Nishioka in the quarterfinals.

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David Goffin defeated Richard Gasquet in straight sets in the semifinals to reach his first Masters 1000 final.

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David Goffin started the year by representing Belgium at the first edition of the ATP Cup.

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Later, at the Rotterdam Open, David Goffin was seeded fourth but was defeated by Jannik Sinner.

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David Goffin was eliminated in his quarterfinal match by Dan Evans, who had upset world No 1, Novak Djokovic, in the previous round.

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David Goffin started his 2022 season at the first edition of the 2022 Melbourne Summer Set 1.

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David Goffin started his clay-court season at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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David Goffin won his sixth ATP singles title by beating Alex Molcan in the final.

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David Goffin lost in the third round to eventual finalist Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

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David Goffin was defeated in the second round by Jenson Brooksby.

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David Goffin lost in the third round to 12th seed and world No 13, Hubert Hurkacz.

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David Goffin was forced to skip the beginning of the grass season due to a left leg injury he sustained after losing to Hurkacz at Roland Garros.

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David Goffin lost in the first round to world No 1 and eventual finalist, Daniil Medvedev.

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David Goffin lost in the quarterfinals to ninth seed, world No 12, and home crowd favorite, Cam Norrie.

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David Goffin played his final tournament before the final Grand slam of the year at the Winston-Salem Open.

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David Goffin lost in the first round to eventual finalist Laslo Ðere.

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Since 2018 David Goffin has been in a relationship with Stephanie Tuccitto, whom he married on 18 September 2021.

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