David Goffin (ATP 12) had to give up the fight on Thursday at the Barcelona tournament in his eighth final against Cameron Norrie (ATP 58). He threw the towel at 5-3 30/30 in the second set, after losing the first set 0-6. The native of Liège was struggling with an injury to his right adductor and will come to Belgium for treatment.
Goffin hopes the injury isn’t too serious. “I’m fine. But I’m still scared, because it pulls. I hope I stopped on time. ”
The coming weeks, with the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments in Madrid (May 2-9) and Rome (May 9-16) and then Roland Garros (May 30-June 13), some important appointments are on the agenda.
“I’ll have to wait and have some tests,” said Goffin. “If it has to do with the muscles, you won’t see much at once. Unless there is an edema, which could indicate a tear. I know I can have an ultrasound done here quickly, but I don’t know if that is of use. Afterwards I will return to Belgium to see my doctor. It’s a shame because the match was turning, I found solutions. And after that I could have had a nice match (against Rafael Nadal, ed.). But with two Masters 1000 tournaments and Roland Garros ahead, I prefer not to take any risks. I hope for a speedy recovery for Madrid. ”