Antwerp, the 8th of September 2020 – The European Open is getting closer. It is time to announce the first big name entering the tournament: Belgium’s pride David Goffin (ATP-11) confirmed his participation at the European Open in Antwerp!

The 29-year-old tennis player from Liège showed a great level at the US Open where he qualified for the fourth round for the fourth year in a row.

David Goffin: “I am happy to announce that I will play the European Open again this year. Hopefully, I will play a good tournament and achieve a good level of tennis there in front of the Belgian crowd. See you soon in Antwerp!”

Tournament director Dick Norman has succeeded to get Goffin to come to Antwerp despite the busy tennis calendar. “As a director, it is always a great asset to have Goffin at the tournament. Last year, he lost in the first round, so I hope he will be motivated to thrive this year. David is part of the top 10 in the world and he already showed his class in New York. I am looking forward to seeing his level in Belgium”, says Norman. He has already managed to beat all the best players in the world, including Djokovic, Federer and Nadal.

The right-handed David Goffin, who won his first ATP-tournament in 2014, has started the 2020 season with some incredible matches at the ATP Cup including victories against Nadal (then ATP-1) and Dimitrov (then ATP-19).

The two other confirmed Belgians, Sander Gillé and Joran Vliegen, played for the first time in their career the quarter finals of a Grand Slam in New York.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 25: David Goffin of Belgium on Day 4 at the 2020 Western & Southern Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York City on August 25, 2020 (Photo by Peter Staples/ATP Tour)

The fifth edition of the European Open ATP 250 takes place from the 18th until the 25th of October 2020 in the Lotto Arena in Antwerp. The European Open is part of the ATP World Tour and is the biggest and only tennis tournament of this level in Belgium.

Just like the previous four editions, the European Open brings some top players from Belgium and the world together. It is a singles and doubles tournament. Because of COVID-19, the 2020 edition will be a corona-proof event ensuring safety for the audience, players and personnel.

The ticket sales are expected to start mid-end September.