David Goffin News
US Open 2021: Novak Djokovic launches calendar Slam quest with win; qualifier stuns Pablo Carreno Busta
Fourth-seeded Zverev, coming off Japan gold and a title two weeks ago at Cincinnati, dispatched American Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in a first-round match at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Goffin joins several high-profile players who have already withdrawn from the Olympics.
Rafael Nadal, Naomi Osaka and Milos Raonic are the high profile names to opt against playing at Wimbledon which starts 28 June.
After Roger Federer suffered a shock defeat on Wednesday, Zverev, who reached the semi-finals of the French Open last week, also exited in the second round when he lost 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-3 to France's Ugo Humbert.
The world number three triumphed 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 over 2014 and 2015 champion Nishikori and next faces Britain's Cameron Norrie, a fellow left-hander, for a place in the semi-finals.
Rublev clinched his first win against third-seeded Nadal on his first match point with a typically powerful winner on forehand — a weapon Nadal struggled to contain all match.
World number one Djokovic was broken five times by the Briton in their last-16 clash and suffered his first loss of the year, having won the Australian Open for the ninth time in February.
Roger Federer had two operations on his right knee since playing at the Australian Open last year.
Stefanos Tsitsipas edges past Hubert Hurkacz to set up quarter-final clash against Karen Khachanov in Rotterdam
The Greek second seed dropped the second set but won in a tight decider on his third match point, securing a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 victory.
World number three Medvedev was the top seed for this week's tournament following his run to the Australian Open final but was dumped out 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 in just over 90 minutes by Serbian Lajovic, currently ranked 27th.
Open Sud de France: Belgium's David Goffin wins first title in over three years after beating Roberto Bautista Agut
Goffin, the 30-year-old world number 15, saw off top seed and 13th-ranked Bautista Agut 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.
Humbert trailed 2-5 in the second set and faced the match points at 3-5, then turned things around to clinch a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) win after nearly three hours.
Humbert, who is on a seven-match winning streak after winning the Antwerp title last month, missed four match points but battled to a 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/3) victory.
Goffin said he will withdraw from the St Petersburg tournament but intends to return before the end of the season.
French Open 2020: Stan Wawrinka brushes aside Andy Murray to reach second round; Simona Halep advances
Wawrinka fired 42 winners past the former world number one and will take on Dominik Koepfer of Germany for a place in the last 32.
Italian Open 2020: Nadal makes winning return after over six-month layoff; Azarenka beats Venus in first round
Defending champion Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic made winning returns at the Italian Open on Wednesday with the top two men's seeds easing into the third round of the clay-court tournament in Rome.
World number three Dominic Thiem will be the fourth top-10 player from the men’s ATP Tour to join the field in the innovative new tennis league starting in France on Saturday, organisers announced.
UTS will be held at Mouratoglou’s academy in Nice with 10 matches every weekend for a total of 50 matches and prize money on offer for each clash.
Coronavirus crisis forces sportspersons to contemplate playing behind closed doors while chess and poker go online
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed hyperactive sportspeople, used to living out of suitcases, to grapple with adjusting to the new normal, which is to stay at home and maintain fitness.
Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou to organise tennis tournament in May to help players return to court
Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou says his tennis academy will host a five-week tournament starting in May that will give players the chance to get back on court during the COVID-19 pandemic.