WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AUGUST, 2021) - World No. 19 David Goffin will make his return to Winston-Salem.
The 30-year-old Belgian was the first man in his country to ever break into the top 10 when he achieved a career high of No. 7 in 2017.
He injured his ankle earlier this year on the grass in Germany, so the Winston-Salem Open will be his second tournament since mid-June.
"We are thrilled David is making his return to tennis here in Winston-Salem. We have enjoyed showcasing him over the years and watching him rise through the rankings," says Tournament Director Jeff Ryan. "That's one of the best things about this event from a fan's point of view. You can see some of the best talent in the world right here in Winston-Salem's intimate setting."
Goffin has five ATP titles and reached the finals at nine additional events.
Two main draw singles wild cards remain and will be announced before the first ball drops on August 21 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to Truist field.
The field already includes two former champions, Pablo Carreno Busta (2016) and Kevin Anderson (2015), fan-favorites Frances Tiafoe and Nick Kyrgios, and former U.S. Open Champion Marin Cilic.