Belgian tennis star David Goffin admits he wasn't particularly optimistic about the chances of seeing the season resuming but now he hopes there could be a few tournaments played toward the end of the year. The ATP initially suspended the Tour for six weeks on March 12 due to the coronavirus outbreak but there was no way in resuming the season after only six weeks as there won't be any events taking place until at least July 13.
Unfortunately, the growing belief is that the season suspension will once again get extended and that there won't be any tournaments until at least early-August at the best. But a good number of players have come out and publicly admitted they fear that the whole season will eventually get called off -- with some even fearing for the beginning of the next season.
"At first I didn't really believe it. Now there may be a glimmer of hope. We could play a few tournaments in November-December. It will change everything, dates, places... We are waiting," Goffin told L'Equipe.
World No. 10 Goffin's best result of the season came in Montpellier, where he made the semifinal before losing to Canadian Vasek Pospisil. The Belgian claimed his biggest win of the season at the ATP Cup, where he defeated world No. 2 Rafael Nadal.
"Au début je n'y croyais pas trop. Maintenant, il y a peut-être une lueur d'espoir. On pourrait jouer quelques tournois en novembre-décembre. Ça va tout changer, les dates, les endroits...