Freak eye injury forces unlucky David Goffin to withdraw from the Marseille Open

Shahida Jacobs

David Goffin will miss the Marseille Open after suffering a freak injury during the Rotterdam Open.

The Belgian was forced to retire from his semi-final clash against Grigor Dimitrov after a ball hit the frame of his racquet and bounced up and hit him on the left eye.

Goffin immediately left the court for treatment, but five minutes later the umpire confirmed that he would not be returning. Dimitrov, who was leading the match 6-3, 0-1 at the time, advanced to the final where he will meet Roger Federer.

Although there was no serious damage to the eye, he has been forced to withdraw from the Marseille tournament as he was ordered to rest for at least one week.