Belgium handed Goffin blow

04 March 2018 09:14:51 EST

David Goffin has confirmed that he will miss Belgium's Davis Cup World Group quarter-final clash against the United States because of his ongoing eye injury.

The 27-year-old has been out of action since suffering the problem during his Rotterdam Open semi-final clash against Grigor Dimitrov last month when the ball bounced off the frame of his racket and hit him in the eye.

Goffin was unable to continue and subsequently missed last week's Marseille Open, while he has also withdrawn from Indian Wells, which starts next week, because the injury has not cleared up as quickly as he had expected.

The world number seven has pencilled in the Miami Open from 21st March for a possible return to action, but he then has to return to Europe to have his eye reassessed which clashes with his country's Davis Cup encounter in Nashville, Tennessee from 6th-8th April.

Goffin is hopeful that his next check-up will be his final one and he can then 'continue the rest of my season serenely'.

Goffin is 33/1 to win the French Open, which gets under way in late May, while Belgium are available at 1000/1 to win the Davis Cup.

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