Belgian David Goffin became the first lucky loser to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam since fellow Belgian Dick Norman at Wimbledon in 1995 when he reached last 16 on Grand Slam main draw debut at 2012 Roland Garros. Goffin took the opening set from his tennis idol, Roger Federer, before falling in four sets. On August 2, 2014, Goffin defeated Dominic Thiem, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, to become the first ATP tournament winner from Belgium since Steve Darcis won Memphis in 2008. It was Goffin's 20th consecutive victory and vaulted him back into the Top 50. On September 21, 2014, Goffin beat Joao Sousa, 6-4, 6-3, in the Metz final to win his second career title. It was his 34th victory in his last 36 matches. The son of a tennis coach, Goffin's court sense and groundstrokes are the foundation of his game.