David Goffin

BELGIUM

2016 Kooyong Classic Champion. Nickname is “La Goff”. Taught to play tennis from age 6 by his father, Michel, who is a tennis coach at the Barchon Club in Liege. Mother’s name is Francoise and has one brother, Simon. Favourite surface is hard courts. Hobbies include golf. Favourite quote is “impossible is nothing”. Roger Federer was his idol growing up – “When I was young I had a lot of pictures in my bedroom of him”. Voted by fellow players as the ATP Comeback Player of the Year. Trains at the Belgian Tennis Federation in Mons.

The Belgian finished 2015 at year-end best No. 16, becoming highest-ranked player from his country in history of year-end Emirates ATP Rankings. Achieved a career-high ranking of 11 on June 6, 2016 after reaching the Roland Garros Semi-Final.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 13:  during day two of the 2016 Kooyong Classic at Kooyong on January 13, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Player Field

David Goffin
(BELGIUM)

Bernard Tomic
(AUSTRALIA)

Sorana Cirstea
(Romania)

Mikhail Youzhny
(RUSSIA)

Borna Coric
(CROATIA)

Ivo Karlovic
(CROATIA)

YOSHIHITO NISHIOKA
(JAPAN)

Gilles Simon
(FRANCE )

Destanee Aiava
(AUSTRALIA)

Qiang Wang
(China)

Andrew Whittington
(AUSTRALIA)

Yanina Wickmayer
(Belgium)

Tommy Haas
(Germany)

Jerzy Janowicz
(Poland)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
(France)

Karen Khachanov
(Russia)

MARC POLMANS
(Australia)

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