PARIS (AP) — David Goffin's French Open ended when he got hurt by tripping on a tarp during a point.
The Grand Slam tournament's 10th-seeded man stopped playing his third-round match and was taken to the hospital after injuring his right ankle in the first set, when he fell while chasing a ball way behind the baseline at Court Suzanne Lenglen on Friday. Goffin's right foot got stuck under the cover used to protect the court overnight or in case of heavy rain.
"He had an MRI, and the news is reassuring: There is no tearing of the ligaments and no bone that's been broken, either," said Goffin's coach, Thierry van Cleemput.
"For the time being, we're optimistic," he said, adding that Goffin will stay in Paris for a couple of days of treatment before heading home to Belgium.
Goffin was a quarterfinalist at Roland Garros last season.