David Goffin has ended his 2018 season due to continued issues with his right elbow, the Belgian announced today.
“As you already know I had to withdraw from Tokyo and Shanghai due to right elbow pain,” Goffin said in a statement. “This pain appeared a few weeks ago and it has worsened recently. I now have more information about this injury which is bone edema. I need at least one month to recover so I am sad to announce that I have to put an end to my season.
“I am very disappointed not be able to compete in the next few tournaments.”
Goffin was hoping to return to the ATP Finals where he reached the championship match a year ago.
The 27-year-old finished the year without reaching a single tour final for the first time since 2013. He did make four semifinals including the Cincinnati Masters.
Ranked No. 12 in the ATP Race at the moment, Goffin will likely fall out of the Top 20 by year-end.
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