David Goffin’s court sense and ground strokes are the foundation of his game, and he made a name for himself in 2012 when, as a lucky loser, he reached the fourth round of Roland Garros in his Grand Slam main-draw debut. The Belgian, whose tennis idol is Roger Federer, won his first two titles in 2014, in Metz and Kitzbuhel. The son of a tennis coach, he reached No. 11 in the world in June of 2016 after reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open. Prior to that, he had reached the fourth round of the Australian Open (in 2016) and the U.S. Open (2014 and 2015). Goffin has enjoyed representing his country throughout his career, participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics and leading his team to the Davis Cup final in 2015. He’s recorded wins over many top players, among them Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych.
Goffin defeated Dominic Thiem in the Kitzbuhel final for his first career title: