David Goffin Bio


  • Nickname is "La Goff"
  • Plays with double-handed backhand
  • Started playing tennis aged six
  • Taught to play tennis by his father, Michel, who is a tennis coach at the Barchon Club in Liege
  • Mother's name is Francoise; has one brother, Simon
  • Favourite surface is hard courts
  • Hobbies include golf
  • Became the first lucky loser to reach the fourth round of a major championship since fellow Belgian Dick Norman at Wimbledon in 1995 when he reached last 16 on Grand Slam main draw debut at 2012 Roland Garros
  • Favourite quote is "impossible is nothing"
  • Roger Federer was his idol growing up - "When I was young I had a lot of pictures in my bedroom of him"
  • Trains at the Belgian Tennis Federation in Mons.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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