David Goffin prays for his knee: "Hopefully it was just wrong move"

Goffin was in Sydney for his 3rd match of the week, winning Monday for the first time since May. In the 2nd round it went even smoother against the American Denis Kudla. “But at the end of that match I suddenly felt a pain in my knee that hindered me a bit.”

“For a few points, one or two games, it was a strange sensation, a pain I’ve never felt before. Because the knee was warm, I was able to finish my game without any problems.”

“But when the knee cooled down – during the night – I felt a new pain. And this morning it was a little swollen and I felt some water on the inside of my knee.”

“So I went to the physiotherapists before the competition for a treatment to loosen all the zones around the knee.” (read on under photo)

Goffin was concerned: “I was a bit scared during the match, because I had problems with my knee for a while. I didn’t dare to push myself off completely, then it makes no sense to continue.”

“If you don’t dare to throw yourself completely, if you don’t dare to run, it’s impossible to play. It’s in your head.”

Immediately after the game, Goffin could not say exactly what was bothering him. The Belgian number 1 did not seem too concerned with the Australian Open, however.

“It’s the same knee, but it doesn’t feel the same,” he continued. “I hope it’s just a wrong move I made in my game yesterday. After I gave up against Murray, I went to the doctor and the physiotherapists and it didn’t look too bad.”

“At least they weren’t particularly concerned. So I’m not worried at this point either. I’m going to have myself examined further, there’s an RMI tomorrow morning. And afterwards we’ll know more about the treatments that need to be performed. I hope it stays that way until my first round.”

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