World No. 5 into the final after freak accident causes Belgian to retire
The World No. 5, who was serving at 6-3, 0-1 when the incident occurred, hit a forehand passing shot which hit the frame of Goffin’s racquet and deflected the ball into his left eye. The incident is the second freak accident Goffin has fallen victim to in eight months after the 27-year-old injured his right ankle at Roland Garros last year after getting it caught in a tarpaulin cover.