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David Goffin forced to retire at French Open after slipping on tarp, injuring ankle

David Goffin was forced to retire from his French Open match after slipping on a tarp and injuring his ankle.

PARIS (AP) – David Goffin retired from his third-round match at the French Open after injuring his right ankle against HoracioZeballos.

The 10th-seeded Belgian was leading 5-4 in the first set when he limped off court with two trainers helping him. Zeballos carried Goffin's bag.


Goffin was serving for the first set and led 40-0 but allowed Zeballos back into the game.

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The Argentine had a break back point and, at the end of a long rally, Goffin got to a tough ball. He won the point to get back to deuce but slid after he hit it, catching his foot on the tarp at the back of the court.