David Goffin qualifies for Wimbledon after Andy Murray withdraws

Belgium's David Goffin has qualified for Wimbledon as a "lucky loser" after Andy Murray withdrew from the singles tournament on Tuesday.

Goffin lost his match in the third qualifying round last weekend, but, thanks to Murray's decision, he has reached the tournament's main draw anyway. The 33-year-old will face Czech Republic's Tomas Machac in the first round on Tuesday.

Murray, 37, is on a farewell tour and was desperate to make a final appearance at Wimbledon, where he won the title in 2013 and 2016. However, due to recent back surgery, the Scot has now decided to concentrate on the doubles, where he will team up with his brother Jamie.

The withdrawl means that Goffin will play at Wimbledon for the 10th time in his career. He reached the quarter-finals in 2019 and 2022, his personal best. Last year, he lost in the third round.

Zizou Bergs, the second Belgian in the main draw, was knocked out in the first round on Monday night after losing to Frenchman Arthur Cazaux in five sets.



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