Gof­fin with­drawal leaves Geneva in the lurch

Sport360 - - Italian Open -

Bel­gian world num­ber 10 David Gof­fin will miss the ATP event in Geneva, which starts on Satur­day, or­gan­is­ers an­nounced Wed­nes­day.

The 27-year-old is cur­rently play­ing in the Ital­ian Open and would have been the top seed in Switzer­land, which is the fi­nal tour­na­ment be­fore the start of the French Open on May 27.

Gof­fin reached the 2016 French Open quar­ter-fi­nals and was run­ner-up to Grigor Dim­itrov at last year’s ATP Tour Fi­nals.

His with­drawal leaves Amer­i­can world num­ber 12 Sam Quer­rey as the high­est-ranked player in the draw for Geneva, but or­gan­is­ers said Gof­fin would be re­placed by another high-level player.

Three-time Grand Slam cham­pion Stan Wawrinka could ask for a wild­card as he con­tin­ues his comeback from in­jury.

Gof­fin, who was beaten by Bri­tain’s Kyle Ed­mund in the Madrid Open third round last week, faces fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro in the last-16 in Rome.

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