World No. 10 David Goffin recalled one of his most memorable experiences with his coach Fabien Bertrand, with whom he has been working for two and a half years now. During an interview with We are Tennis France, Goffin spoke about the time the two spent at Gorges du Verdon, a river canyon in southeastern France.
“The craziest thing we did together was sleeping on the Gorges du Verdon. There is a small platform for two people, perpendicular to the cliff. We were securely fastened and secure, but our feet were in the air about 200 or 300 meters above the ground.
It was a great night." "An experience with the aim of pushing your boundaries. Because it is certainly not easy, because you get stressed when you doze off. You startle, suddenly wake up and wonder where you are. Then turn around and see that you are floating so high above the ground.
It was unbelievable." Speaking about the resumption of his training, Goffin says, “It was great to hit another ball after seven weeks without a racket. I don't remember staying off the courts for so much time.
I was really excited, but suddenly it was also strange, I no longer knew how to prepare my backpack. On the way to training I thought I had forgotten something. It also took some time to adjust on the tennis court itself, but it quickly got loose."
Goffin will be taking part in the Ultimate Tennis Showdown being organized by Patrick Mouratoglou. "It is a tournament that is completed in five weekends at the academy of Patrick Mouratoglou. Lucas Pouille, Alexei Popyrin and Benoit Paire, among others, have promised to play behind closed doors. It's great to have some competition again."