He will not be there both. Belgian David Goffin, twentieth within the ATP rankings, introduced on Tuesday that he was giving up on the Tokyo Olympics as a result of he has not recovered sufficiently from an ankle damage. “The tournament starts on 24 (July), I still haven’t taken the racket (…) it will be too short for me for the Olympics this time around“, declared the Liege to the French-speaking radio and tv channel RTBF.”This is not good news because I was determined to participate in these Games, even in these very special conditions, on a site that is doing well for me.“, he added to the newspaper Le Soir.
Goffin was injured within the Halle match in Germany in mid-June and forfeited Wimbledon within the wake. He says he suffers from a bone micro-tear in his ankle, coupled with a ligament fissure.
From now on, the Belgian N.1 hopes to be on the assault “for the US tour in August“Including the Cincinnati match (August 15-21) that precedes the US Open (August 30-September 12).”I resumed training a week ago, it’s progressing, I’m happy with the progress. I already do a lot of things“, he assures.
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The title of David Goffin is added to the lengthy listing of packages for Olympic tennis tournaments, with amongst others, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem for the boys, Simona Halep, Serena Williams and Bianca Andreescu for the ladies. The 30-year-old Belgian participated within the Olympic Games in 2012 in London (elimination within the first spherical in opposition to the Argentinian Juan Monaco) and in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro (elimination within the spherical of 16 in opposition to the Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci). He hoped to play his third Games in Tokyo, a metropolis he did properly with a title received in 2017 and a remaining performed the 12 months earlier than.
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