David Goffin was born December 7, 1990 in Liège, Belgium. His father, Michel, works as a tennis coach, and his mother, Francoise, is a housewife. Goffin has a brother Simon. David started playing tennis at the age of six, first stepping on the court with his father.
Goffin now lives in Monte Carlo, Monaco. He started his professional tennis career in 2009, reaching the semifinals of the Challenger from qualifying in the same season and reaching six semifinals and one title at the Futures.
He сalls Roger Federer his idol. In addition to tennis, he is a keen golfer. In 2014, he received the ATP Return of the Year Award.