Freak eye injury forces Goffin out in Rotterdam

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The first semi-final at the Rotterdam Open was cut short when David Goffin was hit in the face by the ball and suffered an eye injury.

David Goffin was forced to retire from his Rotterdam Open semi-final with Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday (AEDT), after suffering a freak eye injury early in the second set.

Goffin, who had lost the opening set 6-3, was a game up in the second when he attempted a backhand volley at the net.

Unfortunately for the Belgian, the ball deflected off the frame of his racquet and straight into his face, leading to immediate discomfort.

Goffin duly retired with an eye injury, giving Dimitrov a place in the final.