Goffin withdrawal leaves Geneva in the lurch
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.